Spoken Word Lab

  • Workshop
  • 14 to 19-year-olds
Photograph of a group of young participants sat inn a circle. One participant is holding a piece of paper and talking to the group. On the wall behind him are copies of old magician's promotional posters.
Saturday Studio workshop, Thomas SG Farnetti. Source: Wellcome Collection.

What you’ll do

Join a workshop where you’ll get creative with words, try out spoken-word techniques and have the opportunity to perform. You will play with metaphor, free writing and understand how to keep developing your own ideas after you leave.

This Saturday Studio is open to everyone, whether you’ve tried spoken word before or are completely new to it.  

About your facilitator

Photograph of Gabriel Akamo

Gabriel Akamo

Gabriel Akamo is a Nigerian-British poet, actor, facilitator and creative producer. He is a Barbican Young Poet alumnus and has worked and performed throughout London, the UK and internationally, in spaces ranging from the Royal Academy of Arts and St Paul’s Cathedral to venues in Riga, Latvia. He is inspired by philosophy, faith, family and identity – all of which feature massively in his writing.