The success story of the WordSlam organized by Goethe-Institut Nigeria in collaboration with Culture Advocates Caucus continues with this edition - WORDSLAM 5, with the theme: Climate Change and Global Warming. With this theme, we are challenging all poets and spokenword artistes to start weaving words to create awareness and proffer solutions on how best this worldwide epidemic can be mitigated if not averted. The Nigerian poets' voice must be heard on this global issue, and the platform is WORDSLAM 5.
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WordSlam School Outreach Programme
We shall continue this educational programme which has become an important segment of the project. This platform gives poetry-interested secondary school students the opportunity to train their writing and performing skills. We have worked in the past with students in Ajegunle (twice) and Ikoyi. As the focus of this project is to help the less privileged students in Public Schools to sharpen the exploration of their talents and its exhibition, we shall take some of our poets as instructors/conductors to some other communities in Lagos. The students shall be taken through the process of how best to use rhythm and rhyme, how to act on a stage and how to capture an audience with their performances. The results of the workshop shall be displayed along the other performances on the “WordSlam 5” stage in February, 2011.