Black History Month Poetry Workshops

1st October 2019

Welcoming women and girls of Rotherham to a series of workshops designed and developed by the highly acclaimed Sile Sibanda in collaboration with the formidable Sithule Mguni.

We are delighted as part of this series to be hosting the highly accomplished Dr Debjani Chatterjee MBE, FRSL who is a published Poet, Writer and experienced Storyteller. She is currently a Creative Arts Therapist.  Dr Chatterjee will be leading on some of the fantastic workshops on offer and will be accompanied by Charu Asthana who will be interpreting poems created through dance.

The workshops are open to women and girls of all abilities, so a great opportunity to start being creative! The workshops will provide opportunities to explore different methods and skills to writing poetry , whilst helping to build confidence.

The workshops will close with a poetry recital at Clifton Parks Garden Rooms building , where you will have an opportunity to read your work.

12th October 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Delivered by Sile Sibanda & Sithule Mguni

An interactive talk, sharing stories amd developing dialogue including a writing exercise as an introduction to poetry and story telling.

13th October 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Delivered by Dr Chatterjee supported by Sile Sibanda & Sithule Mguni

A talk from Dr Chatterjee about her life with a focus on womens empowerment. Joined by dancer Charu Asthana. The workshop will look at different styles of poetry.

14th October 11:30am – 1:30pm

Delivered by Dr Chatterjee & Sile Sibanda this workshop if for the more developed poems.

Creating a stronger performance and working with dancer Charu Asthana on interpretation.

Please book via or 01709 720744

Poetry Recital Event

14th October 6pm – 8pm at Unity Centre, St Leonards Road, Rotherham. (Please note change of venue)

If you don’t wish to be part of the workshops but would enjoy coming to the recital you are very welcome to come and enjoy an evening of poetry with us.

Download full details here.

All the above workshops will be held at the Unity Centre., St Leonards Road, Rotherham

Please book your place via

or phone 01709 720744