Bundanon Trust (YWCA)
Red Room Education , 2016
Bundanon is committed to engaging with young people in the local community to provide access to learning programs, workshops and the natural environment.These programs provide day visits for local organisations in the youth sector. Bundanon Trust works with YWCA Links to Learning program which brings students from local high schools, at risk of disengaging with formal education, for art workshops and social learning opportunities.
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To coincide with his trip to South Coast Correctional Centre, as part of the Unlocked program, rapper and spoken-word poet Nick Bryant-Smith (aka SOLO, and one half of the rap duo Horrorshow) will be taking part in a two-day workshop with YWCA Links to Learning groups at the end of August.
20 students from Shoalhaven High School and Nowra High School will take part of full day workshops over two days with Nick Bryant Smith. Working to his strengths as a hip-hop and rap artist, the students will analyse and respond to a selection of artists including Tupac, Aesop Rock and Horroshow. The students will then collaborate and rap and beatbox their own poetic inventions.
These poetry workshops are aimed at engaging students who are at risk of disengaging with formal education.
Solo (aka Nick Bryant-Smith) is a hip hop artist and songwriter from inner west Sydney. As one half of the duo Hororshow, he has released four critically acclaimed albums, received nominations for ARIA and J Awards and been a finalist in the Australian Music Prize. Solo has also toured extensively around Australia and overseas, playing and collaborating with the likes of Hilltop Hoods, Bliss n Eso, Urthboy and Hermitude.
Since 2012 Solo has worked with the Red Room in our education and Unlocked programs, exploring the connections between poetry and lyric writing through facilitating workshops in numerous schools and correctional centres around NSW.