Justin Rollins' rap-like poetry deals with the everyday effects of disadvantage, the tensions of wealth and poverty, freedom and incarceration. It contains glimpses of a sometimes dark past, motivational present and uncertain though optimistic future.
Local children will be performing Justin's poetry, and he will also discuss his books. This event is open to all and will be of particular interest to anyone who is involved with young offenders or those at risk.
Justin Rollins grew-up on the streets of south-London and was a one-time leader of a graffiti gang. Having served time for a violent crime he now works with youth groups and is the author of Street Crhymes and The Lost Boyz.