I Know, I Wish, I Will:
I Know, I Wish, I Will was a national spoken word competition delivered by Eastside Educational Trust in the autumn of 2019. Grimm & Co were chosen to be one of five partner organisations, with Writing on the Wall (WoW), Transported, Metal and Cheltenham Festivals. Children and young people (CYP) across the country were invited to submit entries. Successful poets had the opportunity to perform on stage at the Criterion Theatre in London’s West End, as part of a 25-hour-long spoken word marathon.
Our programme included in-house workshops in the Writer’s Pad for groups of children aged 7-15. In addition, we partnered with seven school across the region with in-school workshops. In the sessions, we encouraged the exploration of self. Young people considered the certainties within our lives and the world around us. They were encouraged to investigate their wishes and how to make them a reality.
Sadly, Eastside had to cancel the event, due to take place on Friday 20th March 2020, due to government advice relating to the global pandemic. Instead, the show proceeded digitally!
Watch our young people perform a selection of their poems. You can see more poems performed on our Youtube channel. Watch this space for the digital publication, featuring every successful poem from around the country!