Workshops

We are running workshops to explore the history of the 1848 Chartist rally on Kennington Common, and its relevance today. We are working with adults, youth groups, and primary schools.

Workshops for all

A day of workshops, and participation in Kennington Park, July 7th, 11 – 4pm.
A variety of workshops for adults, young people and children.
For some workshops signup is required, others are drop-in on the day.

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Workshops for young people 16–24

TEXT – IMAGE – ACTION!
Youth Workshop in Black History, Spoken Word, and Printmaking 

YOUR HISTORY
Discover how the Chartist PROTEST in 1848 has relevance in 2018. Led by author, researcher, and writer of Black history S.I.Martin who has designed and delivered over 200 engaging workshops with young people worldwide.

FIND YOUR VOICE!
Spoken Word artist Adisa the Verbilizer of ‘born with a silver tongue and a head full of rhymes’, will take you through the process of expressing the issues affecting YOU today, writing your own material and finding YOUR own voice. 

HISTORY INTO ART
Work with the Portable Print Studio to make a graphic impact for YOUR slogan, message or meme. Print it onto posters or T-shirts. (Free T-shirts and paper provided)

NEXT WORKSHOP: July 7th. 2pm – 4pm. Signup via eventbrite
Contact: workshops@kenningtonchartistproject.org to find out more.

Schools workshops

Schools Workshop Programme

Our intensive day-long workshop programme immerses the children in the history of Chartism, situated within Kennington 1848, and their local park, before exploding into debate, music, chants, slogans, and banners exploring the children’s own concerns and what democracy means today.

KENNINGTON 1848
Delving into the archives to explore the 1848 Chartist Rally on Kennington Common. The students participate in the writing of their own new collective charter led by local historian Steve Martin and professional story teller, Sandra Agard.

ORATORY AND ANTHEMS
Exploring the themes of public speaking and song writing, working with musician Luke Crooks. Using the ideas generated by the children to create chants, rally cries and song.

BANNERS AND COSTUME 
Looking at the importance of banners in the Chartist Rallies. The children re-imagine them in a contemporary context and make their own banners. With artist Harriet Hill.