Akala and the Hip Hop Shakespeare Company at Fuse Festival


Join Akala and THSC (The Hip-Hop Shakespeare Company) for the dynamic and interactive Hip-Hop Shakespeare Lyric Writing and Performance Workshops that inspire you to approach literature, music and theatre in a whole new way. 

Work with the founder of THSC to build self-confidence, take creative risks, analyze rhythm and rhyme and perform, all whilst exploring Hip-Hop and Shakespeare with Akala as your expert guide.

See a clip here: https://vimeo.com/9008806.

Saturday 13th June

Sun Pier House Gallery

Session One  11 – 12.30pm

Session Two  12.30 – 2pm

For Bookings: call the Arts Development Team on 01634 338319 or email arts@medway.gov.uk.

The Sparky Project – Fuse Festival Workshops

The Sparky Project, an offshoot of the Imagination Your Nation initiative, has several opportunities coming up as part of their commitment to develop and deliver a wide choice of creative activities to the community. The workshops will give local people the chance to experience, hands on, the art and craft involved in producing the two main character structures for the Fuse Festival Opening Parade.


Half Term Family Workshops: Thursday, May 30th and Friday, May 31st from 11am – 1pm

An Evening of Making: Parade Stuctures (over 18s) Wednesday, May 29th and Thursday, May 30th 6.30pm – 9.30pm http://sparkyprojectevening.eventbrite.co.uk/

Creative Workshop @ Medway Deaf Club: Tuesday, May 28th and Saturday, June 1st 12noon – 4pm.

They are currently also looking to provide several volunteer opportunities to assist with the delivery of this year’s Opening Parade production. http://vinspired.com/organisations/8289-the-sparky-project

The Sparky Project is a not for profit art organisation based in Medway, who aim to offer wider participation in the creative arts, by providing hands on experiences with professional artists of all genres. Working with schools, community groups, volunteering agencies and professional creatives, they offer opportunities for everybody, irrespective of skill level.

For more information about the Sparky Project and how to get involved visit www.sparkyproject.co.uk