Discover the Endless Creative Talents of Abdul-Ahad Patel

The term ‘hard worker’, reserved for an individual with an outstanding work ethic, is often used to describe and commend any individual that displays a keen and determined inclination for ‘going above and beyond’ to achieve their goals. And when it comes to spoken word artist, actor, and writer Abdul-Ahad Patel, I can think ofContinue reading “Discover the Endless Creative Talents of Abdul-Ahad Patel”

Three Local Theatres That Are Keeping Performing Arts Alive

Theatres are a crucial part of arts and culture in the UK and beyond. The pandemic hit the theatre industry hard, and now we’re moving forward we’re introducing you to three local theatres that are giving opportunities to the talents that deserve it whilst keeping performing arts alive and kicking. Kiln Theatre – Kilburn WinnerContinue reading “Three Local Theatres That Are Keeping Performing Arts Alive”

Exploring the Poetic Rise of Maryam

Every so often, a very special poet comes along, graces the stage and reminds us here at Wordplay of exactly why we love this. In 2021, that poet has been none other than the graceful and incredibly gifted wordsmith, Maryam. Since her emergence, Maryam has wowed audiences with spellbinding wordplay and breathtaking manipulation of theContinue reading “Exploring the Poetic Rise of Maryam”

World Poetry Slam Champion Shares Urgent Address at Climate Summit in Scotland

The 2015 Individual World Poetry Slam Champion, Sudanese-American poet and activist, Emtithal ‘Emi’ Mahmoud once again echoes the voices of the dispossessed at the 2021 climate summit in Scotland. The incredible ‘Emi’, whom took home the crown of World Poetry Champion in Washington, D.C., six years ago, is back with her palpably impassioned and thought-provokingContinue reading “World Poetry Slam Champion Shares Urgent Address at Climate Summit in Scotland”

The Creative Evolution Of Leyenda Speaks

As Black History Month draws to a close, we introduce the brilliant Leyenda Speaks to end it with the bang it needs. The 25-year-old spoken word poet and creative from South London launched his latest EP, Metamorphosis this year, and already has his eyes set on new heights. Since accepting that art and creative expressionContinue reading “The Creative Evolution Of Leyenda Speaks”

Word Up & The RPO Create Magic In Wembley Park At Wemba’s Dream Festival

Last week, hundreds of shoppers at the London Designer Outlet based next to Wembley Stadium enjoyed the poetry showcase developed by Word Up and local poets from Brent, alongside the magnificent Royal Philharmonic Orchestra as part of the Wemba’s Dream festival. The fifteen minute poetry performance that featured at the festival took you through aContinue reading “Word Up & The RPO Create Magic In Wembley Park At Wemba’s Dream Festival”