Are you care-experienced, aged 16-25, and passionate about your creativity? What’s in a Name?: Own Your Story is a unique chance to develop your writing and will give you the creative space to tell your story with a supportive group around you.

Join rapper and artist Ric Flo for a series of spoken word and performance workshops. You’ll explore writing songs, poetry and recording your work, and will get the chance to perform in front of a live audience at the Arcola Theatre, London in July.

Ric says:

Since creating a solo album about my experience in foster care, I have found writing to be a powerful tool to help other young people confidently express themselves and build a narrative that they are in control of.

Workshop dates

(these will take place either at the Arcola Theatre or via Zoom)

  •  12 sessions – every Wednesday 6-8pm from 14 April to 30 June

Performance dates

(with rehearsals that week, dates and times TBC)

  • Thursday 8 July, evening
  • Friday 9 July, evening

Please note: you must be available for these sessions and performance dates.

Ric Flo is a London based artist. Growing up in foster care, the creative arts became a therapeutic medium of introspection and self-expression. His debut project ‘A Boy Called Ric’ is a reflective journey about his life in foster care which has resonated strongly with the undervalued community. Created entirely during lockdown, ‘Rebirth of The Phoenix’ is the latest body of work which illustrates Ric’s most recent evolution. Effortlessly flowing from jazzy trap beats to sounds reminiscent of classic hip-hop, Ric doesn’t compromise on his truths. ‘Rebirth Of The Phoenix’ is a portrait of his journey beyond foster care and carries a sense of musicality that champions why he has a voice that can’t be ignored.

What’s in a Name?: Own Your Story is part of the the Voices Through Time: The Story of Care programme. It is run by Coram and funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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