AFLO. the poet Photo: Luisa De la Concha Montes
Join us for this hands-on poetry workshop with AFLO. the poet. Participants will work with AFLO. towards a poem to take away.
AFLO. the poet is a Brighton-based spoken word artist, activist and academic who embraces creative expression to disrupt the status quo and inspire social change. AFLO. uses poetry as a vehicle to address hard-hitting topics, particularly racism and mental health, and has performed to crowds of thousands at Black Lives Matter protests and other demonstrations in Brighton and beyond. AFLO. takes a decolonial approach to poetry and creativity, believing that you don’t need a certain level of experience or qualification to be an artist. She has shaken up the scene with her ever-evolving project and collective, ‘AFLO. and the Poets’, with a TV show and performances at legendary local venues such as Brighton Dome and The Green Door Store, and plans for more events are in the pipeline. AFLO. is also a trustee of Brighton’s Black Anti-Racism Community Organisation (BARCO), Brighton’s only organisation to focus solely on the racism faced by Black people.
This is part of a programme of events that respond to Today’s gift is tomorrow’s commodity. Yesterday’s commodity is tomorrow’s found art object. Today’s art object is tomorrow’s junk. And yesterday’s junk is tomorrow’s heirloom by Lloyd Corporation.
The workshop will take place in person at Brighton CCA, University of Brighton, 58 – 67 Grand Parade, BN2 0JY. Free to attend and writing materials will be provided. No previous experience required.
Please email Polly Wright (Programme Producer) with any questions.