1Xtra Launches Words First
This week we launched the first of our Words First workshops in Leeds.
Each poet worked on the theme of 'future' and the levels were high! Check out some of their best lines:
22 year old rapper, singer and composer.
Mikey - Stray Weather
Self-confessed rhyme slinger.
Creative artist, inspired by spoken word from Leeds.
16 years old writer, singer and poet. Part of Leeds Young Authors for 4.5 years. Poem recently used as part of the Leeds bid for Capital of Culture.
Poet from Birmingham. 19 years old, aspiring writer. Member of Lichfield's Poetry for the People.
Poet from Belfast. Has performed at Glastonbury, Latitude and The Proms.
Rapper known as Jamzy, poet from Leeds, 17 year old, part of a rap group called ATK.
Visual artist and poet raised in England.
19 year old poet from Leeds. Zimbabwe born.
Jack The Rapper
24 year old rapper, producer, director and film maker from Halifax, West Yorkshire.
17 years old poet from Leeds. Has been part of Leeds Young Authors for 2 years and performed at the National Slam in London.