WORD! – a poetry organisation uniquely co-produced by an NHS Trust and delivering one of the longest-running spoken word events in the UK, presents a communal poem, curated and created by artist and musician, Mellow Baku and responding to Black Lives Matter.
Inspired by ‘Every Brilliant Thing’ (the HBO commissioned play), the short film collages a host of poetic voices from across the WORD!, NHS, poetry and the broader community, particularly including Black and Brown/people of colour’s voices in exploring racism and cultural unity in these challenging times.
‘A friend messages to let me know…that we matter and we deserve to belong’…‘Peace could be a warm spell…’. With original music and composition, a celebration of solidarity and hope.
With special thanks to WORD!
Supported with funding from Leicestershire County Council, Community Fund, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, Arts Council England and University of Leicester.