Love Letter to Brent

As part of the London Borough of Culture 2020 celebrations, The Poetry Society ran a series of workshops in Brent schools during the Autumn term 2020, leading up to the creation of a borough-wide ‘Love Letter to Brent’ film. The final film can be watched below. It explores the borough of Brent through the words of its young residents, and reflects on family, friends, culture, and community during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The film was produced by pupils at John Keble Primary School, Elsley Primary School, and Ashley College, working with poets Abdullahi Mohammed, Shagufta Iqbal, and Rakaya Fetuga. The project was delivered by The Poetry Society, and supported by 2020 Culture Fund, part of Brent 2020, London Borough of Culture.

Thanks to teachers and pupils at all participating schools, and to Joelle Taylor for delivering CPD, Grace Porter for film production, Meric Pine for animation, and Gavin Swift for music.