Case Study

The Hip Hop Shakespeare Company

The project uses hip-hop to engage young people with subjects such as African culture and history, human rights, racism, and history – including the history of hip-hop and the legacy of slavery. The project offers workshops and educational programmes to youngsters and aims to show a different vision of the arts. The project is very successful with a growing international projection. Due to popular demand, they have created the Peer Leader Academy programme that includes young artists such as actors, rappers, singers and poets, and creatives such as producers and designers from around the world. They have also established the Artist Associate programme, a collective of established international artists who mentor and perform alongside Peer Leaders in their productions around the world. In 2009, they received a London 2012 Olympic ‘Inspire Mark.’

London, United Kingdom
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