Early Doors at the Roundhouse will present an evening of poetry, music and comedy in aid of CALM, IPC's charity of the year
On Saturday 23rd March as part of the Roundhouse’s Global Poetry Celebrations, the spoken word collective Early Doors will present an evening of poetry, music and comedy in aid of CALM, Marie Claire and IPC’s charity of the year.
Suicide is one of society’s last taboos. While smoking and knife crime make the headlines, suicide is the biggest killer of young men aged 15-35 in the UK. Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) wants to end this.
Addressing the silent stigma of suicide through creative expression and the versatility of spoken word, Early Doors are a six-strong group of talented young Spoken Word poets who have performed extensively around the UK at festivals including Bestival and Latitude and also a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Poet Cecilia Knapp, who will be performing on the night, adds: ‘I lost my brother Leo last May and ever since I’ve been thinking about ways in which I can help others like him and my family deal with the issue of suicide and depression.
‘There is such a stigma attached to the subject which needs to be broken down. People need to talk more openly about it and not feel uncomfortable when the subject is broached. I’ve been writing for years and its something that helps me figure out the way I feel and all the things going on in my head.
‘I fundamentally believe that creative expression in whatever form can go a long way in helping those affected by the issues we’re drawing attention to and thats why we’re putting on this night, to be open, expressive and creative in dealing with and preventing suicide.’
Having spent years putting pen to paper, the ambitious young collective also want to promote the power of creative expression through poetry and will be hosting a spoken-word workshop at the Roundhouse Studios on Sunday 24th March.
The workshop is aimed towards young people aged 14-25 who want to explore the beginnings of poetry and using their voice as a creative outlet.