WOrd UP Seychelles
20 events with 137 different performers
Seychelles' first regular free Open mic night featuring talented local artists!
EN MOUVMAN ARTISTIK KOT ARTIS I KRE PLATFORM POU ARTIS.
We Create a Platform for Artists. We Keep the Event Open to Everyone.
We Value Artistic Expression.
We Feature Poets-Storytellers-Actors-Mimes-Acoustic Singers
We Are Organic-Unique-Friendly-Postive-Inclusive
"I am an openly Gay Teen, who had no interest in poetry. Word Up organised a poetry event on a Saturday and my friend asked me to tag along. When i arrived i was intrigued by how the poets expressed themselves in such amazing ways - that was almost hard to describe. It got me captivated and i wanted to be a part of it. As i was inexperienced and i hadn't written any piece i was devastated that i would miss out on this chance to voice out through poetry. But a friend said that poetry comes from mind heart and soul. So with the little available time i had, i wrote a short piece about homosexuality.So when it was my turn, i was shaking but i knew it was something i had to do. I started reading my poem - it was about a boy who struggled being Gay in a society that doesn't truly understand him and how he struggles to hide his feelings for this boy in his life. The last line of the poem said "i am that boy. I am Gay." This brought tears in my eyes as i've never come out in front of a bunch people. But the positive feedback i got was indescribable. Word Up is a positive group that i believe will change the world in a way that will unite us all" - 19 Year old, Male
Word Up has awakened my inner poet. Now instead of lashing out on people, i write poems! I think Word Up has also encouraged many Youths to speak up!" - 16 Year old, Female