Lyrix Organix | Roots Kingston
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Roots Kingston

About This Project

Roots Kingston was an oral history and creative workshops programme designed and delivered by Lyrix Organix for Creative Youth and International Youth Arts Festival in Kingston.

The project explored the personal and local histories of communities, through the eyes of young people across the London Borough of Kingston. An unprecedented team of outstanding tutors worked with 11 diverse youth groups – ranging from disability groups to local schools – to create artistic output over a period of 8 months. This included spoken word, visual art, beatbox, music, theatre, contemporary dance and photography; woven together into a 60 minute production as part of International Youth Arts Festival 2016.

Tutors included:

Grace Savage (UK Female Beatbox Champion) | Ayanna Witter Johnson (acclaimed cellist/composer) | Joanna Layla (illustrator) | Natty Speaks | Maxwell Golden | David Kam & Vanessa Michielon (dance) | Ashley Scott Layton (theatre) | Clare Struthers (photography) | Paul Cree & Talia Randall (Roundhouse) | Laura Mitchison (oral history)

Click for more info on International Youth Arts Festival