Joelle Taylor and Young Poet Laureates host a Human Writes Slam at Patchway Library
Watch Bronya Marsh our Young Poet Laureate from Writhlington School read Hannah Hodgson's poem 'Equals'.
What do you get when you cross Bristol's most innovative Post-16 education provider with the largest TV and Film facility in the West of England? This is a big one.boomsatsuma are incredibly excited to announce that, in 2018 we are partnering with The Bottle Yard Studios to launch our exciting, brand new Media Production Diploma that will be delivered in a living and breathing TV and Film facility.
This week Megan, our Human Writes Young Poet Laureate, has picked Imtiaz Dhaker's 'Living Space' as her poem of the week.
‘When They Go Low’ is a play that follows young students as they navigate through a world of online bullying, sexism, body shaming, peer pressure, parental pressures and the intersectionality of modern feminism.
Listen to Katie Welch perform the latest poem of the week here. It's Sabrina Mahfouz 'Taking Vouchers'.
Here is our latest poetry pick from our Young Poet Laureate, Sophie Wembridge. She has chosen David Whyte's 'Everything is Waiting for You'.
Watch our Young Poet Laureates perform their evocative selections.
On Sunday December 3rd, the 'Chocolate Houses' research team hosted a memories event at the [For All Heathly Living Centre] on the Bournville Estate in Weston super Mare.
Ewan spent a week with boomsatsuma for work experience in 2014, but that was just the beginning. Since then he's taken his 11-year-old self's hobby, turned it into a passion and helped to communicate the emotions of his own and those around him through his new film, LEGACY.
The brand new Bristol Sport Media programme is a brand new offer at Post-16. Developed in partnership between boomsatsuma education and Bristol City Community Trust, the course brings together two of the regions most successful independent training providers at the Bristol Sport stadium in Ashton Gate.
In September 2018, our full-time Professional Acting Diploma will begin at Pegasus Theatre in Oxford. "Young people aged 16 can, for the first time, really experience what acting training is all about and get a head start learning their craft” - Charlie Cox, Daredevil and Course Patron
At age 14, Sam Fear was cutting Banksy stencils as part of his GCSE art lessons. Today, he's proud to be practising his craft and finding his unique style. Read about Sam's latest project producing an ident and how he brought his own personal passion to his course.
Human Writes Young Poet Laureate, Chelsea Stockham, is one of the winners of the national SLAMbassadors competition.
As part of their role as Human Writes Laureates, the young poets are tasked with writing poems commissioned by the libraries they are connected with.
It's that time of year. The scary bit. If you're in year 11 and considering your next steps, here's some advice and more info about open days with boomsatsuma.
Watch Young Poet Laureate, Bronya Marsh, recite Joelle Taylor's 'Unbroken'. She has selected it as her Poem of the Week.
Each week one of our 'Human Writes' Young Poet Laureates is choosing a poem to recite. Watch Katie Welch's here.
With summer firmly over, and the role of Young Poet Laureate gathering momentum, here's what Chelsea Stockham had to say about life and poetry since the Arvon Foundation residential.
Last week, our Heritage Team of young people gathered at the Healthy Living Centre on the Bournville Estate to run a small research stall and start to spread the word about the project.
Having been in role for a few months now, Young Poet Laureate, Sophie Wembridge, reflects on the story so far.
Young poet, Luka Rollings, talks about life and poetry since becoming one of the ‘Human Writes’ laureates.
Ben Johnson, the Director of Graphic Science after the weekend told us 'how very impressed we all were with the students' and noted that 'their attitude and behaviour throughout the two days were exemplary; consistently engaged and totally professional throughout. I have seen a number of "professional" outfits over the years who would do well to study the behaviour of your students. I have heard many good things about boomsatsuma in the past, but I am happy to say that your students exceeded all of my expectations.'
Today we've had the pleasure of accepting and confirming our first offer to study with boomsatsuma starting next year! Lucy is the first student to enrol onto our Media Production Diploma for September 2018 and will study at our Engine Shed studio.
Lyndsay, the project manager of Human Writes has been catching up with our young poet laureates in Bristol. Here's what Bronya Marsh had to say about her summer, the project, and poetry.
Megan picked a Langston Hughes poem, 'Harlem'. She was inspired by 'Black History Month'.
Mind is less than two minutes long in its length yet it manages to portray the symptoms of generalised anxiety disorder, and the isolation that arises from it, perfectly. The short film also ends with the helpline for Anxiety UK, a confidential information and advice service for anybody affected by anxiety. When speaking to producers, Ellie, Aaron and Sam, it became clear that their reasons for making the film were simple: awareness.