At the end of June 2023, we held a celebration launch party for our Spoken Word Power 2023 Anthology. The event was a chance for our team, artists and friends of Eastside to come together and celebrate all the hard work that went into making this year’s Spoken Word Power programme a success.
Hosted in the picturesque courtyard of the Eastside offices, the event saw a number of live poetry performances by professional poets, reading both their original work, and extracts from the book.
‘The Places I’ll Go’, is a culmination of the hard work of over 1,577 students over the last few months, and a gathering of the vibrant voices of a new generation of young people.
The Anthology features 103 poems from young people across the UK, with special contributions from professional poets such as Dean Atta, Joshua Seigal and JJ Cruickshank.
Take a look at the highlights from the launch event