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Stretch-Charity presents


Sunday 23 July
Main Space

In a nutshell

BARE is a true celebration of youth culture, a night of poetry, films, theatre and music from a range of performers. 

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Talented artists will perform alongside established acts. For many it will be their first live performance. 

What to Expect

Poetry, films, theatre and music from a range of performers. 

Who's Involved

Stretch will present 6 x 3 minute films written, shot and edited by young people currently in the care system.

Team Money - a Rap/Grime duo. Both 15 years of age, mentored by Chris Syrus from the Syrus Consultancy. Former Youth Offenders now smashing up the live circuit with their hard hitting lyrics and beats.

Jordan McGibeney will present the screening of the award winning anti knife crime film ‘Stereotype’ – written and directed by 21- year old Jordan McGibney. This film is supported by the Ben Kinsella Trust.

Abstract Benna - a Spoken Word artist born and raised in South London. He fuses observations from his environment with deep analysis to paint pictures that give insight to people from all walks of life.

Princess Ashilokun - with a name that announces itself before she has to, Princess Ashilokun has been highly praised for her poignant wordplay, skilled delivery and ability to place societal issues under a new light.

Jordz - ‘Everybody goes through stuff, its how you deal with it and come back stronger. I thank God for saving me, Now ima share my story, I rap on grime because its relatable to me and others my age.'

Barnaby Offei (Barn-B) - rapper, spoken word artist & songwriter. The latest independent artist to emerge from London’s underground music scene. Raised in West London, Barn-B has been writing lyrics since the age of 12, his musical influences and style spans across many genres, including Grime, Hip-Hop.

Solomon - a spoken word poet, who, at the age of 21, has already featured in a number of shows including M.O.E Presents, When Harlem Met Kenya, Poetical Word, Dalston's got Talent Fundraiser, Spoken & Leefest, and worked as a spoken word educator with Breakin' Convention and Goldsmiths University. Solomon's work is often described as 'conscious with a real soulful feeling that leaves his audiences mesmerized by the power and presence in this poet's voice'.

Tofi - a young poet who already has an impressive number of achievementsunder his belt, including making it to the final stage of The Voice Kids; being commissioned to write a poem on mental health by Channel 4; taking the title as youngest performer ever at Tongue Fu - one of the country's biggest spoken word events; performing at Beyond Belief's Sunday Assembly at the SouthBank Centre; and most recently, being selected to record and film a poem for the forthcoming Laureus Sports Awards. 

Why does Rich Mix matter?

'Rich Mix matters because Rich Mix genuinely cares what our younger generation has to say'

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Things you should know

For ages 16+

For sold out shows, please make sure to collect your tickets 15 minutes before the event begins, or they may be released for resale.

This event is wheelchair accessible.