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Do you live with a budding Kendrick Lamar or the next Missy Elliott or Nicki Minaj? This Wheeler Kids workshop, led by Candy Bowers, is designed to get aspiring rappers, beatboxers, spoken-word artists and slam poets inspired.
A hip-hop artist, playwright, poet, Circus Oz ringmistress, actor and lyricist, Candy counts Alice Walker and Shonda Rhimes among her personal heroes. But Bowers is herself an inspiration to younger generations, formerly of cult comedy hip-hop act Sista She and now as artistic director of Black Honey Company. When she’s not touring the country with various Black Honey genre-defying performances, she’s schooling kids in rhyme, wordplay and improvisation at her hip hop workshops.
At this event for ages 7–12, Candy will share her rapping tips and tricks and get kids collaborating on a track. Book your up-and-coming MC in for a fun and noisy afternoon at the Wheeler Centre.
Candy Bowers is an award-winning writer, actor, social-activist, comedian and producer. The co-artistic director of Black Honey Company, Candy has pioneered a fierce sub-genre of hip hop theatre that delves into the heart of radical feminist dreaming.
Immersion in literacy is one of the most important factors in determining the outcome of a child’s future – and nurturing a love of books and reading is part of that. Also, kids plus books and writing equals fun. We’re delighted to be presenting a new series of events for the younger reader in your life: Wheeler Kids. Roll up and enjoy!