Since 2012, the UK has closed around 600 Youth Centres, lost 3,650 Youth Workers and axed 139,000 youth placements. As an ex-youth worker, Andrew was inspired to write and perform God Save the Teen to raise awareness of these issues.
Andrew Graves was shortlisted for Best Spoken Word Show 2016 in the Saboteur Awards. He regularly performs his work throughout the UK and has been featured on TV and radio programmes such as 6 Music’s Cerys Matthew Show and BBC4 documentary Evidently John Cooper Clarke.
He has performed alongside Henry Normal, John Hegley and Sleaford Mods. Lauded by the likes of comic book legend Alan Moore, Andrew has often been cited as the hardest working poet in the East Midlands.
God Save the Teen is directed by Jennifer Tang and produced by Renaissance One. Music is by Ben McElroy.
Open Mic Callout to budding poets and singers
The show will be preceded by a series of open mics sets. If you are a budding poet, singer or musician aged 14 – 26 years who would be keen to perform work on a theme of social justice, email a short paragraph of what you would like to present and why you are interested in performing to Renaissance One at firstname.lastname@example.org
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