What more could we possibly expect from the Young People’s Laureate for London 2016-2017, Caleb Femi, if not the beautifully spoken word? And deliver, he did at the TedxEuston 2016 event on Saturday, 12th November.
The sign of holistic growth is a society that promotes and celebrates art and creativity as opposed to simply industry. Caleb Femi is certainly pushing the envelope in this regard. Not content to create his own spoken word, he teaches young people how to write and express themselves creatively. Alongside Spread the Word, London’s writer development agency, he is also expected to develop a range of poetry opportunities to achieve his objectives.
“When thunderstorms came to interrupt playful afternoons, and the other kids ran to find shelter…I stood”.
Caleb Femi delivered his work with a brilliant lyricism that gripped the TEDxEustonSalon audience, and caused us to reflect on the experiences that define us.
Caleb Femi is a poet, English teacher, film maker, creative director and photographer. He is the first Young People’s Laureate for London, and has made it his mission to empower disenfranchised youth through poetry.
As a poet, Caleb delivers his pieces with a vivid honesty and a deep lyricism. He has graced major stages in the UK such as the Roundhouse mainstage, Barbican, Rich Mix and the Royal Festival Hall.
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