Bundanon Trust (YWCA)
Red Room Education , 2016
Bundanon is committed to engaging with young people in the local community to provide access to learning programs, workshops and the natural environment.These programs provide day visits for local organisations in the youth sector. Bundanon Trust works with YWCA Links to Learning program which brings students from local high schools, at risk of disengaging with formal education, for art workshops and social learning opportunities.
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To coincide with his trip to South Coast Correctional Centre, as part of the Unlocked program, rapper and spoken-word poet Nick Bryant-Smith (aka SOLO, and one half of the rap duo Horrorshow) will be taking part in a two-day workshop with YWCA Links to Learning groups at the end of August.
20 students from Shoalhaven High School and Nowra High School will take part of full day workshops over two days with Nick Bryant Smith. Working to his strengths as a hip-hop and rap artist, the students will analyse and respond to a selection of artists including Tupac, Aesop Rock and Horroshow. The students will then collaborate and rap and beatbox their own poetic inventions.
These poetry workshops are aimed at engaging students who are at risk of disengaging with formal education.
Rapper and spoken-word poet SOLO (Nick Bryant-Smith) is one half of Sydney hip hop act Horrorshow. The duo's first album, The Grey Space, received wide acclaim and earned an ARIA nomination for Best Urban Album. SOLO has supported acts such as The Herd, Hermitude and Blackalicious as well as securing spots at Sydney's Big Day Out, Groovin The Moo, Urthboy and more. In 2014, Horrorshow played support alongside Seth Sentry for Bliss n Eso on their Circus Under The Stars tour.