Arts Award – Beat Poetry Performance Reviews

Unique Voice have been working with students aged 11+ at various settings in Bristol to work towards an Arts Award Qualification. As part of the programme students experienced a Beat poetry performance from two local artists, below are some of the reviews that the young people expressed about the performance.

 

Below are reviews written by young people from ENGAGE

(Students from The Engage Centre, CLF)

7/9

“Had a meaningful story behind it. Really powerful”

“Really powerful”

“Leeza had good memos”

“He spoke too fast and focused all about rhyming and not enough on the words -“

“I prefer story telling to beat poetry”

“Not enough focus on his words too much on style”

“I like how he rapped fast and how he has structured his poem.”

“I liked the structure of the words.”

“I like rap music to have good rhymes.”

 

Below are reviews written by young people from external group – MERCHANTS ACADEMY

“They were talking too much, it was stressful.” 

“I liked the rap because it rhymed together.”

“I couldn’t hear anything the second guy said because his style was confusing.” 

 

Below are reviews written by young people from girls group – MERCHANTS ACADEMY

“I thought the performance was interesting and engaging because its something I never seen before so it was my first time seeing it”

“I really enjoyed Craft-D (Danny) he was really good. I liked how his poems were deep”

“I thought that the poets were very good, and life like because its not something I would choose to watch”

“I went to the poetry performance and I liked Danny (Craft D)”

“Watched Mamma Mia at the Hippodrome. It was very good and it was quite funny”

“I thought the performance was good”

“I thought the performance was unique because the poems/rap wasn’t like anything I’ve listened to before”

“I thought the performance was interesting and unique because its something I’ve never seen before”

“I thought the performance was cool because the raps/poems were personal and thoughtful”

“I listen to pop and I think it is positive”

“I watched Cinderella at the hippodrome. It was a good show and a good atmosphere”

“On Tuesday when we watched the poetry performance and I liked both of them (Danny and Leeza) I preferred Danny because he was more fun to listen to”

“I thought it was good because they had different poetry styles”

“They were both unique”

“I went to the cinema and saw Captain Marvel. I didn’t think I would like it. After I watched the movie it was really good”

“I thought the performance was different to me because it’s not something I would spend my time watching. It was interesting to people talk about how they came up with the poems and what the story behind it is”

“I watched a Marvel film in the cinema and it was really boring”

“I thought the performance was interesting and engaging because its something I’ve never seen before so it was my first time watching something different to me”

“I went to the cinema and watched pet cemetery which was a horror”

“I liked the songs and rapping.”

“There language was very good it also was catchy and sick.”

“I liked hearing Leeza’s story because it’s interesting.” 

“I learned that Poetry can be about anything”

 

Below are reviews written by young people from year 8 group – MERCHANTS ACADEMY

13/14

“They are brave enough to stand up and use their voice and share their experiences.”

“It was interesting”

“I liked their confidence”

“I didn’t understand him because he spoke too quick”

“They were confident”

“They were both talented”

“The raps were about their childhood and they rapped fast”

“I liked how they rapped about what they felt at this point in their life, which was scary”

“I liked their confidence”

“I like that that they’re speaking what’s on their mind”

“I would not recommend it as you don’t understand what they say”

“I liked that they had the confidence to stand up and rap about their childhood”

“I would recommend this is they like slow rapping”

“I loved how they were independent, because they really inspired me”

 

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