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Perseverance Works, the creative hub of Shoreditch




i know, i wish, i will: project coordinator

come help us deliver our exciting national project


I know, I wish, I will will create the world’s longest youth-led spoken word poem. This record-breaking poem will be performed and live streamed in a 25-hour spoken word marathon culminating on World Poetry Day, the 21st March 2020, at the Criterion Theatre in London’s West End.


Working with five expert regional partner organisations, professional artists will deliver a schools workshops programme in some of country’s most underserved boroughs. Teachers and artists will work with students to unlock their creative potential and join a national wave of creative endeavour.


As well as these workshops, this project is designed to give any young person (aged 5-25) in the country the chance to submit a poem and be one of 500 poets selected to read (or be read) live on stage and have their work published in the I know, I wish, I will souvenir book, which will endure as a historic record of our nation’s young voices in 2020.


For more information about the project please see the project micro-site.



About the role

Eastside is seeking an experienced Project Coordinator to support the delivery of I know, I wish, I will. This is a very special time to join the Eastside team, as we gear up to launch this large-scale, national project celebrating our 25th Anniversary Year.


The Project Coordinator will be responsible for: managing communications with a variety of key stakeholders working on the programme; coordinating all programmed events; coordinating the marketing and promotion of both the competition and the culmination event; delivering the social media strategy; recruiting and co-ordinating the participating London schools and carrying out day to day administration of the programme.


For full information and how to apply please download the job pack here.





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