Schools and community groups can sign up for a new ScottishPower initiative aimed at encouraging the use of music or language to explore important themes and aspects of society.
ScottishPower’s Power Rap competition invites secondary schools and community groups to write a poem or compose a rap on something they are passionate about. This could be multiculturalism, friendship or another topic of their choice.
The competition is designed to support Glasgow Girls, a major new National Theatre of Scotland production which will run at the Citizens Theatre later this year.
ScottishPower is offering participants the opportunity to compete for the unique experience of receiving a masterclass from professional Rap Artist Darren McGarvey, aka Rapper MC Loki, to help inspire pupils to use rapping as a medium for discussion.
The winning group’s rap will be filmed by our in-house film crew, appear on our website and entrants will battling it out to secure tickets to a special performance of Glasgow Girls on Saturday 3rd November 2012.
The deadline for registering an interest in the competition is Friday 7th September 2012 and the closing date for entries is Friday 21st September 2012. All registrations and entries should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to Glasgow Girls initiative, The BIG Partnership, 5 Park Circus Place, Glasgow, G3 6AH. The format for entries can be written, a CD recording or a sound file.
Glasgow Girls, inspired by a true story, conceived for the stage and directed by Cora Bissett, book by David Greig Music and Lyrics by Cora Bissett, MC Soom T, Patricia Panther and John Kielty. A National Theatre of Scotland, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Citizens Theatre, Pachamama Productions, Richard Jordan Productions Ltd production in association with Merrigong Theatre Company (Australia) Sponsored by ScottishPower.