Educating Creatively Conference 2021 – Abstract 24

Running from
Last event: Friday 10 September 2021 at 3.05pm

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Part of: Educating Creatively Conference

Past event

Presenter: Kiz

Wellbeing Practical Workshop How Does Hip Hop Heal Trauma?

Hip Hop HEALS is a BAME-led organisation that bridges the gap between Hip Hop and creative, therapeutic writing. We are also service user led and provide specialist, tailored workshop programmes for under 25s. Our Board of Directors has over 70 years combined experience of working with ethnically diverse communities through education, offending, youth work and mental health.

HipHop Therapy is a prominent intervention in the US that supports people from economically disadvantaged communities. It is practically unknown in the UK yet has a proven positive impact that has reshaped many lives. It is used to assist with PTSD, trauma and grief which are difficult to treat, let alone manage.

Our evidence-based practice is trauma-informed. All our work stems from founder Kiz’s lived experience of suicide, grief, and PTSD. Sadly, suicide is reported as the biggest killer of young people and men in the UK today (RCPCH). It’s time to change this.

In this presentation you will:

1. Learn the neuroscience behind Hip Hop Therapy
2. Understand how trauma impacts people from Minority Ethnic communities differently
3. Gain tools to take-away and employ in your practice

Hip Hop HEALS offer tried and tested creative mood-boosting activities based on music and lyrics. Come and explore positive UK Bass music from reggae to rap. We will draw inspiration from MC’s storytelling through song to express ourselves and generate wellbeing.

This presentation will take place on Zoom. After booking you will receive an email with the link and passcode a few days before the event.


Approx 60 mins

Cinema Loving Highsmith (12A)

1 hr 24 | A unique look at the life of celebrated American author Patricia Highsmith based on her diaries and notebooks and the intimate reflections of her lovers, friends and family

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Cinema Carol (15)

1 hr 54 | Therese, a shop assistant in a 1950s New York department store, becomes fascinated by a beautiful and enigmatic customer, Carol.

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Cinema Strangers on a Train (PG)

1 hr 37 | After a chance meeting on a train, Bruno suggest he murders Guy’s unfaithful wife, while Guy disposes of Bruno’s hated father.

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Cinema The Talented Mr Ripley (15)

2 hrs 20 | Ripley is sent to Italy to bring home his acquaintance, the errant playboy Dickie. Seduced by the glamorous and moneyed lifestyle, Ripley becomes obsessed and slowly infiltrates his life

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Cinema God’s Creatures (15)

1hr 40 | In a windswept fishing village, a mother is torn between protecting her beloved son and her own sense of right and wrong.

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Cinema The Super Mario Bros. Movie (PG)

1 hr 32 | AD | With help from Princess Peach, Mario gets ready to square off against the all-powerful Bowser to stop his plans from conquering the world.

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Activities Leadership and Employment Workshop
Garret Theatre

This workshop will explore leadership, identity, communication, and employability skills through discussion and participatory exercises.

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Cinema Mummies (U)

1 hr 28 | AD | Mummies is a fun family animated adventure that follows three Egyptian mummies who accidentally enter the modern world.

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On Stage Cinderella
Storyhouse Theatre

Let Storyhouse whisk you away to the ball this Christmas with a seasonal spectacular which celebrates the most famous fairy-tale of them all – Cinderella. 

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Activities Boardgames in the Den
The Den

Put down that device and join us for some old-fashioned fun with boardgames in The Den! Will you be the Scrabble Supremo, the Jenga Jubilant or the Card Game King?