Isle of Wight spoken word artist Buddy Carson, who will be taking part in Flip the Script. Picture by Laura Holme.
ASPIRING rappers, poets and spoken word artists on the Isle of Wight can take part in workshops to develop their style and record tracks, thanks to a new scheme, launching on Friday.
Flip the Script will bring together national talent and local stars to lead free workshops in rap, poetry and spoken word.
Sessions will be led by the likes of Adam Kammerling, Kat Francois and MC /poet Kenny Baraka, who will be joined by Island stars Cooly Haste, Buddy Carson and the Punk Poet.
The project has been made possible after Isle or Wight Council arts officer Nina Cullinane successfully bid for Arts Council funding.
The workshops will take place at Newport and Sandown Youth Centres and Medina College and will culminate a team slam event, when teams will perform their work in a competition.
Nina said: "We are delighted to have received funding from the Arts Council for this brand new project, Flip the Script, which will bring top quality performers to the Island work with young people and train local performers."
There will be a launch party at Newport Youth Centre gym on Friday, for 13 to 19 year olds, hosted by spoken word artist Ali Frisko Dan.
It will feature Island talent alongside top acts from the Apples and Snakes organisation and an open mic session will give aspiring artistes the chance to perform.
Workshops begin in the first week of October.
To find out more or to register to attend, e-mail email@example.com