On Saturday 10 December 2016, 18 poets transform their papered confessions into spoken word by bringing their own voices and stories to the stage.
Common Ground was established in 2013 to create a space for young people from two faiths that are often religiously and racially vilified (Sikhism and Islam), to come together and use spoken word and poetry as a medium for dialogue, friendship and interaction. It is a unique, multilingual spoken word workshop series that utilises poetry to promote social cohesion and mutual understanding.
The 8 week workshop series culminate in a performance showcase and in 10 December 2016, we heard from 18 budding wordsmiths who transformed their ideas of belonging, faith, peace, conflict and authenticity into spoken word by bringing their own voices and stories to the stage.
The night also featured music from The Yellow Peril Symphony, a trio comprised of traditional Chinese harp, cello and hip hip vocals, and Iranian singer and setar player Amir Kavev.
Watch the performance from here: