Come We Grow
This month, Come We Grow is heading online! Join us on Saturday 4th April at 6pm. We have a full squad; Calina Zadravetzi, Poet’s Tarot Corner, Optiks Hamilton, Dónal Mango and others, keeping us entertained.
FreeDom Now Track
The very first song from our Hip Hop Garden programme with ChooseLove is out now. It tells the moving story of 6 young boys who travelled to the UK alone in search of a better life, leading behind families in Eritrea, Ethiopia & Vietnam. All of the proceeds form the track goes to the boys, to support the live they are building. Help make their future brighter by purchasing the track, for just £5!
It was a privillage to take part in the Big Climate Fightback with the woodland trust. They are inspiring young people to take part in reforestation and giving back to the planet. Watch this video to find out more about the great work that they are doing.
From 10th -14th March I’ll be on a Hip Hop Garden tour in libraries across London. I’m hosting a fun, practical and FREE workshop for children to learn about planting and growing food, healthy eating and nature. We’ll be creating vegetable beds, writing songs and learning how to cook. It’s a great opportunity for children to be educated, empowered and inspired to be healthy and develop their communities.
Read this beautiful piece by Ruby Tandoh about Esiah Levy’s life, and food growing in London by POC. Esiah was a young, black grower from Croydon, who shared his seeds and kindness, with strangers across the world, for free, until he tragically died. If you want to support Esiah’s legacy or his family’s wishes, you can donate to any of the projects mentioned at the end of the article.
On Saturday 7th December, we held the last Come We Grow of the year…and had a great time! Thank you so much to anyone who has attended Come We Grow this year. We are so grateful. We will be back for more fun on Saturday 1st February. Excited to see you then.
XR Lambeth Uprising
Last month I had the privilege of performing at the Extinction RebellionLambeth Uprising. There has been a wave of increased awareness and concern about climate breakdown. So much of the music I make is about adding to that conversation. Check out the full performance videos.
Sunday Morning Live
This August, I brought a few wonderful volunteers along to Sunday Morning Live at the BBC studios in London. We got to chat about May Project Gardens, hip-hop, gardening and pressing some homegrown apples. It was a great experience.