Green Square School
The Poetry Object, 2016
Green Square is a medium to long term program primarily for students experiencing challenges in a mainstream setting. The school aims to support students through an individual case management approach to integrate successfully back into a mainstream school, or develop skills that will enhance their ability with their education to positively engage in the wider community.
Game-changing poet and hip hop artist L-FRESH the LION will bring his powerful words and poetic wisdom to students at Green Square School. Using a unique blend of Poetry Object inspiration, music and performance, L-FRESH will encourage students to experiment with language and use their favourite objects as springboards for poetic insight. Students will discover new rap rhythms to accompany their writing and delve into what makes a good performance, such as stage presence and body language.
Discover more about L-FRESH the LION here.
Hailing from South West Sydney, currently residing in Melbourne, 24-year old Hip Hop artist L-FRESH The LION has made a name for himself with his versatile catalogue and his energetic and engaging live show. He has gone from strength-to-strength, nabbing high profile support spots nationally; impressing the likes of Nas, Public Enemy, Chali 2na (Jurassic 5), DJ Qbert, MC Supernatural, The Herd, Hermitude and many more. It is his passion, honesty and integrity as an artist and lyricist that has garnered him such noteworthy attention. When speaking on L-FRESH The LION, global Hip Hop icon KRS-One said “He is Hiphop”.
These days, The LION plays live with a 7-member band, which also includes a Punjabi dhol player, paying tribute to his cultural background, whilst providing audiences with a distinctive live show experience.
He has hosted and performed at countless community events, which has firmly cemented his presence in the Hip Hop scene. He understands Hip Hop’s connection to community and continues to work closely with people all across Australia. Recently, The LION was a featured speaker at TEDx Parramatta where he presented a talk entitled “Self creation through Hip Hop”. He has appeared on Channel 10’s “The Project”, ABC Radio National and ABC Sydney Local Radio for his work in community. Passionate about issues relating to social justice, The LION has also been a panellist at an Amnesty International event and at the Happiness & Its Causes Conference.
He is also the founder of The Power To The Peaceful Community, a clothing label and online community that exists to encourage everlasting and meaningful dialogue around peace and peaceful relationships.
Image by James Rush.