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Pics from our London event > showtime @POW

Pics from our London event > showtime @POW

After a day of meeting new people, singing, tuning, rapping, laughing, and eating lots of pizzas… it was showtime! Everyone performed brilliantly, and the audience returned the love with real appreciation and enjoyment. [Pictures by Nazmul Hoque]

Lucy Brown

September 7th, 2015

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Pics from our London event > rehearsing for the show @POW

Pics from our London event > rehearsing for the show @POW

So, after a few hours of workshops and rehearsals at Raw Material headquarters, we all walked together to the showcase venue – Prince of Wales, at the very heart of Brixton. There was a lot of excitement, getting ready to open doors to the public and start the show. But first, some preparations: getting together, setting up equipment, sound checking… [Pictures by Nazmul Hoque]    

Lucy Brown

September 7th, 2015

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Pics from our London event > taking over Raw Material

Pics from our London event > taking over Raw Material

At the end of July, many brilliant young people came down to Brixton. They took over Raw Material for the day – recording in the studios, spinning vinyl on the top floor, and rehearsing for the show we were to all perform together later that day at the Prince of Wales club. It was great to meet people from different cities, who were all part […]

Lucy Brown

September 7th, 2015

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WATCH >> the Raw Roads London showcase film

WATCH >> the Raw Roads London showcase film

A film with clips from the performances on the Raw Roads: Invisible showcase that was held in Brixton on 30th July 2015. The Showcase was a culmination of a touring programme, and featured original material devised by emerging artists in five cities during Raw Roads workshops. Also featured are special guests from New Orleans, USA – rapper/poet Tony Wilson and the incredible troupe Tank and […]

Lucy Brown

September 1st, 2015

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Raw Roads: London Showcase – review by Barney Evison

Raw Roads: London Showcase – review by Barney Evison

Raw Roads is a touring programme run by Brixton-based music charity Raw Material, working with young people to develop creative talent around the country. Barney Evison was at their 2015 showcase, the culmination of a year’s workshops and coaching to inspire budding musicians, actors, writers and filmmakers. Ranging from a rap about domestic abuse to a short play highlighting the lack of childcare provision, the performances […]

Lucy Brown

August 3rd, 2015

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Raw Roads in London – what a day!

Raw Roads in London – what a day!

What a day…! And what a brilliant showcase!! Thank you to EVERYONE who was a part of this. More pics and videos soon…

Lucy Brown

July 31st, 2015

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WATCH >> Raw Roads: Invisible > LONDON showcase, teaser 3

WATCH >> Raw Roads: Invisible > LONDON showcase, teaser 3

Watch an excerpt from Declain’s set ‘They Don’t care’. A small taster of work-in-progress, devised and performed during Raw Roads: INVISIBLE residency in Nottingham, July 2015. Declain & Tagz in a piece about society by Declain Declain & Tagz will be performing his rap on Thursday, at the London Showcase! GET YOUR FREE TICKETS at raworoads-showcase.eventbrite.co.uk

Lucy Brown

July 29th, 2015

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WATCH >> Raw Roads: Invisible > LONDON showcase, teaser 2

WATCH >> Raw Roads: Invisible > LONDON showcase, teaser 2

Watch an excerpt from Tyrese’s set ‘(They Cannot) Put Me Down’. Performing live at a Raw Roads: Invisible Nottingham showcase, this young artist raps about the challenges in his life and how he fights against oppression. Tyrese will be performing his rap on Thursday, at the London Showcase! GET YOUR FREE TICKETS at raworoads-showcase.eventbrite.co.uk

Lucy Brown

July 28th, 2015

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WATCH >> Raw Roads: Invisible > LONDON showcase, teaser 1

WATCH >> Raw Roads: Invisible > LONDON showcase, teaser 1

Watch an excerpt from the song ‘A Kiss From a Fist (Walk Away)’. Live at Raw Roads: Invisible Nottingham showcase, Tagz and Sian in a song dedicated to all people who experience domestic abuse. An inspiring work-in-progress, performed at Galleries of Justice Museum on 18 July 2015. Sian and Tagz will be performing their song on Thursday, at the London Showcase! GET YOUR FREE TICKETS […]

Lucy Brown

July 27th, 2015

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Nottingham showcase: young people have their say

Nottingham showcase: young people have their say

Saturday, 6 pm. Friends and family members begin to arrive at the Grand Jury Room at the Galleries of Justice Museum. The young artists who are about to perform live, or show their films to the audience, are feeling nervous and very very excited. 6:30 pm. The room is now full of people. The light goes down. Music fades out. The Raw Roads: Invisible Nottingham showcase […]

Lucy Brown

July 20th, 2015

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