The Art of Protest: Words for Wellbeing


When: Friday, July 21 at 1 PM – 3 PM

Where: Wakefield

What: Words for Wellbeing is a new literature project in Wakefield looking at exploring the issues around mental health through poetry and spoken word. Join local poet hero Matt Abbott in an free workshop exploring ‘The Art of Protest’. Participants will be led through exercises designed to help them explore issues that are important to them and then work out the best way to express these through a piece of poetry/spoken word.

This workshop is suitable for all abilities and is a free workshop in a welcoming & supportive environment. Booking is essential as places are limited to 8 participants. To book a place on the workshop email and venue and access details will be emailed to you.

Matt Abbott

Matt Abbott is a politically active spoken word artist from Wakefield. In 2016, he shared a stage with the likes of Paul Weller, Ken Loach, Sleaford Mods, Sara Pascoe and Francesca Martinez, and starred in a national TV ad campaign for Nationwide Building Society. Co-founder of A Firm Of Poets and founding owner of spoken word record label Nymphs & Thugs, he is a rising star on the UK’s flourishing spoken word scene.

The next open workshop will be held on the 18th August and will be facilitated by Genevieve Walsh.

Words for Wellbeing is a project run in collaboration with BEAM, Well Woman Centre, Dream Time Creative and Wordlife.