(that’s bad meaning good!)
Bad Lay-Dee’s Music Workshops were first commissioned by Hackney Museum via Hackney Council to be delivered as part of the ‘Roots, Rhythms & Records’ #BlackHistoryMonth exhibition in October 2018. The workshop has now been successfully delivered to over 4,500 young people from schools in Hackney, Islington, Haringey, and Newham and is now touring schools across inner-city London. To book a Bad Lay-Dee workshop for your school, please get in touch.
The workshop’s focus is to help young people find their voice and encourage them to use it positively. The workshop also helps to develop confidence and self-esteem. Throughout the sessions, children and young people are encouraged to open up and talk about their feeling, giving them a safe space to nurture equality and diversity and promote anti-knife crime and anti-violence through the use of ‘words NOT weapons!’
Delivered by a professional singer, rapper and spoken word artist Bad Lay-Dee, the workshop uses skills such as writing, listening, learning and collaborating. The sessions help children and young people to think about how they can use creative writing, music and poetry to channel their energies into making a positive change within themselves and their communities.
The workshop has been specifically designed to create positive voices of the future, and the aim is to make the sessions available to as many young people, as possible. If you are interested in booking a workshop or would like to find out more information about the content and/or the facilitator, please get in touch.
“The delivery of the session was excellent! From the music to the content. All of the children were engaged and some children that would never usually come up to the front to perform were volunteering themselves. It was excellent to see.” – Shoreditch Park Primary School
“Donna (aka Bad Lay-Dee) is a joy to work with and has all the creative skills, natural teaching ability, innovation and passion that are often so hard to find in one person! The sessions she co-developed with the museum for Black History Season this year are amongst the best we’ve experienced and the whole team feels privileged to have worked with her.” – Hackney Museum, Heritage Schools Manager
Read the news article from hackney.gov.uk ‘Highest number of school children learn about Black History‘