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 Kings of The Road (18)

2 hr 55 | A film about friendship between Bruno, who repairs film projectors and travels along the inner-German border in his truck, and the psychologist Robert, who is fleeing from his own past.

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Cinema The American Friend (12A)

2 hr 6 | Jonathan Zimmermann believes that he will soon die of leukemia. The unscrupulous American Tom Ripley, learns of this and exploits Zimmermann’s illness for his own purposes.

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Cinema Wings of Desire (12A)

2 hr 8 | Guardian angels listen to mortals and attempt to comfort them but one of them wishes to become human after he falls in love with the beautiful trapeze artist.

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Cinema Paris, Texas (12A)

2 hr 28 | The story of Travis, a man who wanders out of Mexico and into Texas one day, in the blazing heat of the “Big Bend”.

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Cinema ROH Live: Il Trovatore (TBC)

3 hrs 25 | A devastating curse rises from the ashes in Verdi’s monumental tale of superstition and rivalry.

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Cinema ROH Live: The Sleeping Beauty (TBC)

3 hr 25 | Magic and fairytale characters are brought to life through ballet in this well-known family favourite.

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Cinema ROH Live: The Marriage of Figaro (TBC)

4 hrs | Director David McVicar brings out the revolutionary elements in Mozart’s great comic opera of intrigue, misunderstanding and forgiveness.

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Cinema ROH Live: Cinderella (TBC)

3 hrs | A new production of the much-loved Royal Ballet fairytale classic.

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Cinema ROH Live: Turandot (TBC)

3 hr 20 | Puccini’s final opera is a glorious pageant of rich colour, dance and drama in Andrei Serban’s classic staging.

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Cinema ROH Live: Like Water For Chocolate (TBC)

3 hr 10 | Christopher Wheeldon’s new full-length ballet brings the magic realism of this famous modern Mexican novel to The Royal Ballet.

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