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Catch my poetry film LIPS and several more at Word 9 Showcase, hosted by Apples and Snakes at Jawdance, Rich Mix, 23rd October 2013, 7:30pm

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Photo/still taken from the film ‘Lips’, courtesy of Mellow 9 Productions

Tonight, my Poetry Film ‘LIPS’ will be one of several films being shown at the Word 9 Showcase at Jawdance. It promises to be a fantastic night of lovely poetry and engaging film.

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All films have been made by the highly talented film company Mellow 9 Productions.

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Time:
8:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Location:
RICH MIX CINEMA AND ARTS CENTRE, 35 – 47 BETHNAL GREEN ROAD, SHOREDITCH / BETHNAL GREEN

Hope to see you there!

Lips – New Poetry Film Release by Award-Winning Poet & Educator Patricia Foster McKenley. A Poet’s View on Teenage Bullying!

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Photo ©️Mellow 9 Productions


I am really pleased to share with you that the film version of my poem ‘Lips’, which tackles the theme of teenage bullying, has been released. It is uncanny how it has been released at a time when bullying and in particular cyber bullying, has been in the news of late; not just here in the UK but world wide.

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Photo ©️Mellow 9 Productions


It has been quite emotional for me to see my poem brought to life on film, by the amazingly talented Mellow 9 Productions http://www.mellow9productions.co.uk/. The journey from poem idea – first developed in a Malika’s Poetry Kitchen Friday session – to film has been eleven years. The topic of bullying and identity being relevant then as it is now.

This film also couldn’t have been brought to life in such a magnificent way, without the superb young female actors – who were so serendipitously cast – provided by The Girls Friendly Society of England and Wales (GFS Platform Islington Project). https://girlsfriendlysociety.org.uk/group-finder/islington/ Located in the London borough of Islington, this wonderful project delivers a wide range of exciting activities, workshops and events for young women aged 11 to 19, to widen their horizons, encourage debates and boost confidence and aspirations. Learn more about The Girls Friendly Society of England and Wales (GFS) and the wonderful they do nationwide, by visiting https://girlsfriendlysociety.org.uk

It was an absolute pleasure to work with such a brilliant cast and crew.

I currently use my film ‘Lips’ within self esteem, personal development and anti-bullying Workshops and so far have used in Workshops in Jamaica, The Netherlands and universities, youth centres and community organisations in the UK. 

Click on the link below to view the film

http://youtu.be/DuzFlvl25qg

Lips © Text Copyright Patricia Foster McKenley 2002


To book a Workshop, contact Patricia Foster McKenley on info@YouAreYOU.co or call +447956476547


2Inspire Academy ‘Inspire The Youth’ FREE Summer Programme: Monday 19th August – Friday 30th August 2013, 2pm – 5pm. @ The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust- from Patricia Foster.

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I am pleased to share that I will be facilitating a film making workshop for the 2Inspire Academy’s FREEInspire The Youth‘ Summer Programme, being held at
Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust,
Stephen Lawrence Centre,
39 Brookmill Road
London
SE8 4HU
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My workshop will cover the basic skills needed to make a film and will be highly interactive and fun! There will be lots of other fantastic sessions on offer, facilitated by an array of magnificent educators, to help develop life skills. Remember, this will all be for FREE!!!

The programme will run between Monday 19th August and Friday 30th August 2013 (please refer to course programme above). Each session will run between 2pm – 5pm and will be aimed at 16-24 year olds. You can follow 2Inspire Academy on Twitter at @2inspireacademy.

Places are limited, so please book at your earliest convenience!

To register for this amazing programme and for further info, please go to the following link: http://2inspireacademysummerprogramme.eventbrite.co.uk/

Stations

The following stations are close to The Stephen Lawrence Centre and only 8 minutes train journey from London Bridge:
Deptford
New Cross
St Johns

Docklands Light Railway (DLR)

The following DLR station is close to The Stephen Lawrence Centre:
Deptford Bridge
The Centre is just behind the DLR Station

Buses

The following buses stop near The Stephen Lawrence Centre:
47 bus Bellingham to Shoreditch via London Bridge
225 bus Hither Green to Canada Water via Lewisham

Hope to see you there!

Regards,
Patricia Foster

Upcoming Release of New Poetry Video ‘Lips’ – Written and Performed by Patricia Foster

Myself on the film shoot!  Photo: Flora van den Berg, Mellow 9 Productions

Myself on the film shoot!
Photo: Flora van den Berg, Mellow 9 Productions

I’m really excited, as the release of the film version of my poem ‘Lips’ takes place this month, August 2013. The poem and film explores the impact of bullying between young females and how this can raise issues of identity and self esteem.

Myself and one of the superb cast!

Myself with one of the superb cast!

I was honoured to have my words brought to life by the incredibly talented, award winning Mellow 9 Productions. The whole experience, including the shoot, working with the crew and witnessing their spot on and intuitive casting was amazing.

I will post a link and further info about the video shortly. In the meantime, here are a few more behind-the-scenes photos from the film shoot. Photos by Flora van den Berg

Photo:  Flora van den Berg

Photo: Flora van den Berg

Photo: Flora van den Berg.  Scene with the fantastic young cast.

Photo: Flora van den Berg.
Scene with the fantastic young cast.

Photo: Flora Van Den Berg. Ameet Solanki and Adrian Scott behind the camera!

Photo: Flora van den Berg.
Ameet Solanki and Adrian Scott behind the camera!

Myself with Adrian Scott, Scriptwriter/Managing Director/Producer of Mellow 9

Myself with Adrian Scott,
Scriptwriter/Managing Director/Producer of Mellow 9

Patricia Foster’s News and Updates for June 2013

Panel Discussion, Poetry Readings, Crystal Palace Festival, Making A Short Film with Mellow 9 Productions and Workshops

Performing at the 2Inspire Fundraising event

Performing at the 2Inspire Fundraising event

It is already hard to believe that the month of June is upon us. Lots of changes have occurred around me. Professionally, the first few weeks have been fairly busy.

On the 7th, I took part in a panel discussion, looking at the role of businesses and sole traders in African Inter-trade within Africa and the African Diaspora. This was hosted by Sustainable Hills. A video will be posted shortly.

On the 8th, I continued my involvement within The Virtue Programme, empowering young girls with the skills and training needed to be the leaders of tomorrow.

Also on the 8th June, I performed poetry at the 2Inspire Fundraising event.

 

Myself on the film shoot!  Photo: Flora van den Berg, Mellow 9 Productions

Myself on the film shoot!
Photo: Flora van den Berg, Mellow 9 Productions

I have recently commissioned the amazing film making company Mellow 9 Productions http://www.mellow9productions.co.uk/ to bring my poem ‘Lips’ to life. They have worked with a host of top UK spoken word artists. Filming took place on Wednesday 26th June 2013. The cast were superb. The crew were excellent, highly professional and an absolute joy to work with. I Will post further details and video link soon. Very exciting!

On Sunday 30th June 2013, I will be a featured poet, along side a fantastic line up of amazing poets at

CRYSTAL PALACE FESTIVAL

Hosted by “BEYOND WORDS”
Which celebrates local poets
musicians, and you
Upstairs, 4pm at
MEDITERRANEA
21 Westow Street SE19 3RY.