30 Jul

Women in Hip Hop: The Miss Education of…

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Date(s) - 30/07/2016 - 07/08/2016
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Grayston Centre

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Miss-Education of...

Breakin’ Convention, an international festival of Hip Hop theatre, presents Miss Education: a young people’s project exploring the history of women’s representation through Hip Hop, led by UK rappers MC Angel and Shay D. Teaming up with established Graffiti artist Sarina WildSuga from Native Sun, they will guide the young girls to discover and empower their own identities through creating lyrics and artwork to illustrate this.

The workshops will look at the evolution of how women are represented in Hip Hop within the mainstream culture and how this affects young women. We will explore album covers, billboards and music videos by existing global female rappers and how young people identify and relate to the images in their everyday life. We will look at standard female role models and successful women in the media and how THEIR role models differ and if so, why. Through lyric writing workshops and collaborating with an artist/ photographer we will end with an exhibition of album or magazine covers creating by the young people of themselves to celebrate their identities, and this will be performed at The Spark closing event on 7th August!

It will run over 2 sessions:
Sat 30th July and Sat 6th August, 2 – 5pm.
With a showcase of what they have produced in the workshops on Sunday 7th August, at The Spark closing event, at around 7pm.

For Young Females aged 12-21
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