We present to you The Dream Series.

Small Green Shoots Present: The Dream Series

 

A series of library based projects led by artist for young people, inspired by the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s Walk on Washington and historic ‘I Have A Dream’ speech. Be a part of history this summer, and join us for a On Air Google Hangout and a Let Freedom Ring ceremony on Trafalgar Square at 2pm on August 28th.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin, but by the content of their character.

Dream Series


Dream Catcher

Credible artist Rodney P himself, will see vibrant quest artist Akala present his talent young people in Oxford. Enabling them to reflect and give their own interpretation through spoken word inspired by the 1963 work.

Chalton Street Dreams

A photography based project led by Small Green Shoots very own Calvin Solomon and Makeda McMillian. Both project managers will see kids in and around Chalton Street capture their dreams through still images, creating portfolio’s that will make up a gallery exhibition. Featuring local professional photographer Steve Frank.

Joe Buhdha – 16 Dreams

“16 dreams” a high-quality artist led music and poetry project commemorating 50 years since Martin Luther King’s “March on Washington” speech. Library based, featuring 16 YP from St Annes Youth Club in an excluded area of Nottingham who’ll write and perform their own pieces to be performed and exhibited locally

Richard Douglas – 16 Dreams

“16 dreams” a high-quality artist led music and poetry project commemorating 50 years since Martin Luther King’s “March on Washington” speech. Library based, featuring 16 YP from St Annes Youth Club in an excluded area of Nottingham who’ll write and perform their own pieces to be performed and exhibited locally.

Trevor Watkis (Bluesoundscape Music) – Martin’s Dream 2013

I Have A Dream will see established music professionals such as Trevor Watkiz himself mentoring young musicians in a library setting. Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech they’ll study music during the civil rights movement and produce original works inspired by young participants personal hopes and dreams.


AJ Kwame – Dream EP

‘The Revolution Will Not Be Televised’ / ‘Dream EP’ is a music/poetry project based at the Hackney CLR James Library. Project Manager and Musician/educator “Peter ‘AJ’ Adjaye” and Mercury nominated rapper “Ty” will mentor 12 YP to create a musical collage and soundscape of the YP own lyrical and musical response to the ‘I have a Dream’ Speech by Martin Luther King 50 years ago.

Nadu Placca – I Have A Dream

Led by Nadu Placca and guest artist Danny Fahey a spoken word project. This project will see young people aged from 16 – 19 ’16 hard to reach kids that will write, perform, and exhibit their own literacy pieces gaining Bronze Arts Awards.

Tara Munroe – Dream Of Our Time

“Dreams of Our Time”. A library based project celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I have a Dream” speech. Artist “Boston the Orator” will mentor 17 NEET teenagers from Highfields in Leicester in writing, performing and exhibiting their own poems influenced by Martin Luther King’s iconic speech.

Simon Jones – Derby Dreams

Spoken word project based in Derby, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King’s inspirational “I have a Dream” speech. Artist Simon Jones working with 16 newly recruited NEET YP from BABY PEOPLE in Normanton. They’ll write and perform their own literary pieces inspired by the iconic speech.

Chasney Maturine – Dream NW5

“Dream NW5” is a spoken word project celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech. 15 young people from Queens Crescent Community Youth Project in NW5 will write and perform their own spoken word pieces inspired by the speech written in 1963.

Yaw Owusu (Urbeatz) – Rapolitics

“Rapolitics” is a library based poetry project celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I have a Dream” speech. Led by local Rap here “Kof” 16 YP will write and perform their own poems inspired by the 1963 work and have them featured on KCC community radio.