Welcome to WORDCUP2010

A slammer from WORDCUP2006

As England’s footballers prepare for South Africa, young people from across the country are scribbling, rapping and writing their way towards the WORDCUP Weekend in July, a national celebration of poetry and spoken word by 13-16 year olds.

Most of these fresh new poets have never slammed before, but over the next few months they’ll be working with some of the country’s top spoken word artists and by the end of the project, I can guarantee they’ll be hooked.

I’ll be travelling around the country visiting workshops and gathering words, images, and responses from the teams, which I’ll be sharing here. Poet coaches will also be writing about their experiences and giving us a sneak preview into just what their teams are capable of. Enjoy…


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