That Poetry Bloke
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Childrens Poet with years of experience working with extraordinary young people
Hello! I'm Craig Bradley also known as That Poetry Bloke. I write and perform my poetry in schools all over the place.
This year I am delighted to announce that I am celebrating 15 years as a full-time poet!!
A huge thank you to all the schools, libraries, colleges, galleries, clubs, festivals that I have been to over the years and thanks also to everyone who has clapped,cheered,whistled and laughed. You lot really do keep me going!!
Over the years (1500 school visits, 6000 performances to half a million people) lots of teachers have asked me if I do other kind of creative workshops so, as the customer is always right, I am delighted to offer the following BRAND NEW, FUN PACKED, INTERACTIVE AND ORIGINAL creative writing and poetry activities for schools.
All poetry has rhythm and every poem starts with a heartbeat, just like we do! Bang That Bin!! explores these rhythms. See : BANG THAT BIN!!
This workshop looks as STRUCTURE, RHYME, RHYTHM and REPETITION Sing Your Song is great for boosting self-confidence and self-esteem. See : SING YOUR SONG
This workshop is great for young people interested in drama and performance. See : IT`S A WRITE LAUGH
All poetry has rhythm and every poem starts with a heartbeat, just like we do! Bang That Bin!! Explores these rhythms and shows you how to make the words in a poem come alive. Remember, poetry happens when the words start dancing.
This interactive, fun and LOUD workshop is great for improving co-ordination, self-confidence and concentration. All drumming is done on colourful, funky upturned heavy PVC dustbins.These are tried and tested, kid proof and unbreakable. So feel the rhythm, grab some sticks and BANG THAT BIN!!
This creative workshop combines poetry, music, imagination and comedy, encouraging lots of audience participation and fun. Write, and then perform, their very own lyrics with expert guidance! For more details of my normal workshop please contact me.
Before I was a poet i was a stand-up comedian. For 9 years I toured the pubs and clubs trying to make people laugh. It`s A Write Laugh looks at how to write and perform your very own comedy material. Songs, stories, sketches you can write anything as long as its new, original and (hopefully!) funny! This workshop is great for young people interested in drama and performance. It`s great for any class clowns and for boosting self-confidence, performance skills and self-esteem. It`s A Write Laugh is a 2hr long workshop finishing with a performance. The 1st hour would be writing based, the 2nd hr would be drafting and rehearsal our new material before we perform in to the school!!
As well as being a poet I am also a musician and use lots of songs in my school poetry workshops, to get across that important link between poetry and lyrics. In Sing Your Song we magically turn poems into songs. The workshop looks as STRUCTURE, RHYME, RHYTHM and REPETITION as well as the usual poetic suspects such as SIMILE, METAPHOR, ALLITERATION and ONOMATOPOEIA. Sing Your Song is great for boosting self-confidence and self-esteem. It also improves performance skills as well as learning lots about the nuts and bolts of poetry and song-writing whilst having loads of fun!!!!