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Mad About Grime youth project

Roman Road LDN is partnering up with Spotlight youth centre to run Mad About Grime, a digital media course for young people in Bow. Funded by Action for Bow, the course will give participants a crash course in multimedia publishing, culminating in press night with bona fide E3 grime legends. 

Students will be applying their journalistic skills to the music and culture of grime, the genre formed in Bow and which has gone on to become a global phenomenon. During grime’s early days artists developed many of the same skills we’ll be teaching: writing, filming, and editing. 

The course is an opportunity to develop valuable skills and unearth some of Bow’s richest cultural heritage. Good journalism is about telling important stories. What better story to practice on than the rise of grime music?

The course is completely free and will run from 5 November to 10 December, comprising of five Tuesday evening workshops at Eastside Youth Centre on Parnell Road and a press night finale at Café East.

  • Week 1: Introductions and project overview
  • Week 2: Interviewing
  • Week 3: Filming and editing
  • Week 4: Writing
  • Week 5: Event management
  • Week 6: Press Night!

From conducting interviews to recording and editing videos, our workshops will be delivered by professionals with years of experience in the media industry. And in the spirit of Bow’s proud music heritage, the final event will be a press night at Cafe East where participants will interview veterans of the Bow grime scene. Interviewees confirmed so far are:

  • Risky Roadz
  • Lady Shocker

Want to get involved? Get in touch at hello@romanroadlondon.com

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