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Want to unleash your inner poet?

Ever dreamt of performing your own poetry in front of an audience?

In this 1.5 hour workshop you’ll learn techniques and prompts that will help you to ignite your poetic spark and distill personal stories into captivating performances and transform your own narratives!

Ee’da is spoken-word artist has featured twice in Bowery Poetry Club in New York City and has performed her poetry at the Arts Centre, Federation Square, United Nations Conference amongst many others.  She has toured with heavyweight poets like Luka Lesson, EZB and Omar Musa and received a UNESCO grant to in 2015 to receive mentorship in diversity training through poetry from City of Literature. 

ABOUT EE'DA

Ee’da is a spoken-word performance artist, a dancer, an arts educator and a musician. Her sound traverses hip-hop, soul, folk, reggae and electronica, bound together by a unique style resonating with vitality, passion and grace.  She sources her art mostly from personal experiences and transmutes adversity into artistic offerings to sooth the soul.

Her art has been performed on stages like the Arts Centre, United Nations Conference opening at the Exhibition Centre, the legendary Bowery Poetry Club NYC, National Day Celebrations in Aajmer, India, The Silveroom in Chicago, and the Federation Square in Australia.

She has presented her works on RRR and PBS, published her work on Rebelle Society. In 2012, at the Sydney Harmony International Short Film Festival, she earned the title of Most Original Concept for ‘Fade to white’, a spoken word piece discussing the disturbing practice of skin-bleaching among women of colour.

Ee’da has worked with a broad range of established musicians including Illuminati Congo(US), Cyclonious (UK), Hugo(AU), DJ Nomad(NZ), Mista Savona(AU) Caveman(JM) and has supported international acts such as Lyrics Born and Dead Prez.

She is the Founder and Creative Director of Sisters for Sisters (SFS)a women’s arts and music collective that spearheads fundraising initiatives for worthy causes locally and abroad. Most recently, she was awarded the ‘Victoria’s Multicultural Awards for Excellence’ from the Government House for her engagement in community work.

She may wear many hats but Ee’da is driven by a singular passion – to live a purposeful life, living for the love of music, community, the arts and the simple power of expression.

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Class Schedule

Duration: 1.5 Hours

What you will learn
  • Learn how to transform personal stories into spoken word poetry
  • Develop poetry writing skills (explore themes, simile, metaphor)
  • Work on performing your newly-crafted poem
What you will get
  • Unlock your voice!

What to bring
  • Notepad and pen
  • Feel free to bring any writing you’ve been working on at home
What to wear

Casual


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Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill.

From printmaking and stencil art through to music and gardening. From life skills and personal development through to blending tea and parkour, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.

Locations: Sydney, Melbourne, Northern Rivers, Brisbane, Adelaide & Fremantle

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Cancelation & Refund Policy

REFUNDS

Work-Shop requires 72 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. The tickets are fully transferable. Email learn@work-shop.com.au to organise a refund.

CANCELLATIONS

We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes shit happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Work-Shop or organised by Work-Shop must agree to these terms and conditions.

1.) LIABILITY WAIVER

  •  Any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property property brought into Work-Shop’s premises.
  • Any physical injuries sustained as a result of participating in any class or event organised by Work-Shop.

I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Work-Shop.

2.) PHOTO & VIDEO

I agree to give Work-Shop unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Work-Shop classes and events or on Work-Shop’s premises. (Don’t worry, we’ll only these use to show others how much of a rad time you’re having through social media, newsletters, blogs, website and general Work-Shop promo material)

3.) REFUNDS

Work-Shop requires 72 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. The tickets are fully transferable. Email learn@work-shop.com.au to organise a refund.

4.) CANCELLATIONS

We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes shit happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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