Tour Blog

Hot off the press: Nottingham showcase flier!

Hot off the press: Nottingham showcase flier!

Big up to graphic design duo and Stone Soup Academy students Daniel Davis & Tommi Mann for doing their bit of magic! They worked all day to create the flier to our Showcase, which will take place this Saturday, 18th July at 6pm at Galleries of Justice Museum. Special thanks to Blair for mentoring our designers, and to Jet at Instaprint for going the extra mile.

Lucy Brown

July 16th, 2015

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Pens, pencils….action! It’s workshop time

Pens, pencils….action! It’s workshop time

Young Nottingham creatives getting deeper into their original pieces. It’s all so brilliant! And sick!

Lucy Brown

July 16th, 2015

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Working hard… and having fun

Working hard… and having fun

Here’s some hard-working artists in action during Raw Roads workshops – and three members of the Raw Roads team, full of energy after a good creative session!

Lucy Brown

July 15th, 2015

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Raw Roads off to a great start in Nottingham!

Raw Roads off to a great start in Nottingham!

It began with a great turn out at College Street Centre, where we were happy to welcome young people and artists from Stone Soup Academy and SEND Project. We went to the town centre, where we watched a very intence performance of Potent Whisper’s play INVISIBLE. Many people gathered round, and emotions were high. The generous round of applause at the end was a lovely expression of […]

Lucy Brown

July 15th, 2015

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Raw Roads Peterborough: showcase day!

Raw Roads Peterborough: showcase day!

After days of creative fun (and hard work too!), we invited people to share with them some of the pieces created in the workshops this week. It was incredibly inspiring. Issues addressed through song, spoken word, drama, rap and movement included: dealing with anxiety; body image; cracks in society and feeling voiceless. Congratulations and respect to all the performers: Michael, Karina, Ellie, Kayleigh, Kaitlin, Alex, […]

Lucy Brown

July 13th, 2015

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Raw Roads in Peterborough: artists at work…

Raw Roads in Peterborough: artists at work…

Raw Roads took over The Circle Bar at The Broadway Theatre in Peterborough between 7 to 11 July. We got to meet some amazing young talents, and worked with them to develop their own songs, rap and performance pieces.

Lucy Brown

July 13th, 2015

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WATCH>> ‘Legal?’ – a film created at Raw Roads in Portsmouth

WATCH>> ‘Legal?’ – a film created at Raw Roads in Portsmouth

Legal? is a short film exploring issues around legal highs. It was written by and starring young talents from Brook Youth Club in Somerstown, Portsmouth, during the Raw Roads: Invisible residency in the city. It all began when Shannon, one of the young people who comes to the Club, said she liked Eastenders and wanted to do a short dramatic film. But she also wanted it to be […]

Lucy Brown

May 6th, 2015

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Raw Roads in Portsmouth: music, filming, bars & BBQ!

Raw Roads in Portsmouth: music, filming, bars & BBQ!

Raw Roads spent a week in Portsmouth on the Raw Roads: Invisible tour with the Brook Club in Somerstown running artist-led workshops. Emerging young talents had their say about real life issues and challenges through music, writing, jamming, rapping and exciting discussions. We ran the workshops throughout the week, also working to put together a short film called ‘Legal?’ looking at issues around the use of […]

Lucy Brown

April 24th, 2015

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Thank you Folkestone, it’s been a blast!

Thank you Folkestone, it’s been a blast!

Raw Roads took off in style performing to a packed house at Folkestone Quarterhouse on Saturday night on the first leg of our UK tour of INVISIBLE. After a busy and challenging week doing street performance, workshops with local young people and intense rehearsals, we put on a show that knitted together theatre, improvisation, hip hop and rock. It showcased local talents, performing their own materials which […]

Lucy Brown

April 13th, 2015

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Raw Roads are in Folkestone!

Raw Roads are in Folkestone!

The Raw Roads:Invisible tour has kicked off in Folkestone, starting with a performance of “Invisible” which certainly caused a stir with the locals. Following this was a brilliant workshop at the Quarterhouse where young local talent got together and started creating songs/raps/monologues/and more in response to their own life situations. Themes were based on home and belonging and we are excited for the final performance on Saturday […]

Lucy Brown

April 8th, 2015

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