Abdullah Adekola in a poetry workshop

Workshop: Poetry & creative wellbeing with Abdullah Adekola

Date/Time

07 June 2022

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Venue Leeds City Museum

Tags Adult, Event, Workshop, Young People,

Pay As You Feel (PAYF)

7 Jun, 5.30 – 7pm – BOOK HERE

11 Jun, 11am – 12.30pm – BOOK HERE

Join our poetry workshop with Leeds-based poet Abdullah Adekola to discuss the relationship between wellbeing and creativity. We will look at how creativity can help with wellbeing – in this case, through poetry. A relaxed session to process the events of the last two years.

Adekola is a writer, poet, and performer, based in Leeds. He has been selected for the New Creatives North talent development program funded by Arts Council England and BBC Arts. His breakthrough collection of writing will be published by Burning Eye Books in September 2021.

A proud Black-British working-class artist, he believes you should tell your story or risk being ignored or misrepresented. He is the co-founder of ‘Say It With Your Chest’, a well-established poetry and creative platform based in Leeds. SIWYC partners with local art organisations to deliver regular events and workshops.

Visit the Money Talks exhibition on the top floor of  Leeds City Museum to see his poem on the entrance wall. The exhibition explores the history of money and the different ways it is used.

Booking essential.

See the performance of Money Talks here.

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