North Bristol Post 16 Centre

North Bristol Post 16 Centre

North Bristol Post 16 Centre

Cotham and Redland Green Learning Communities

NBP16C Students involved in the Yardstick Festival

The Yardstick Festival is a Black Writers’ Festival that is being held across Bristol and Bath in libraries from 27 June to 30 June. A group of AS Language students from the North Bristol Post 16 are volunteering and participating is some of the sessions held in the Bristol Library.

Celebrating literature from around the world, this festival draws an impressive array of international writing talent to Bristol and Bath this month, including a dozen of the best writers and performance poets from across the African Diaspora.

Lorna Goodison, Jamaica 50 Cultural Medal of Honour recipient and
 festival patron, will headline the opening event at Bath Central Library 
on Thursday, 27 June, followed with Yardstick’s Griot
 Globetrotters group performance in Bristol on Friday, 28 June and Bath
 on Saturday, 29 June. Lemn Sissay at Bristol Central Library will headline the final day on Sunday, 30 June. The closing event is a VIP
 after-show late evening party with poet Dean Atta.

There will also be two writing workshops on Friday, 28 June. Warsan Shire and Chioma Okereke will be at an academy in Bristol, while Geoffrey
Philp and Jamala Safari will work with AS Language students at North Bristol Post 16
 Centre. The Centre is also providing up to 16 volunteers for the
 festival.

Marian Curran, Director of the North Bristol Post 16 Centre, said “This is a brilliant line-up of writing talent and I’m very 
pleased that the North Bristol Post 16 Centre is involved in providing volunteers for the festival as well as having students involved in writing workshops with some of this incredible talent”. 

For more information please go to the Yardstick website.