The Scarborough Sign Project at Burrows Hall
August 27 – September 28
August 27 | 6 – 8:30 PM
Burrows Hall Community Centre
1081 Progress Avenue
RISE Edutainment hosts a two-hour live spoken word performance featuring Scarborough’s most promising emerging poets and performers. Words extracted from local poets’ pieces will be translated in different languages and inscribed onto the SCARBOROUGH sign, making it an integral part of the installation.
The community is invited to activate the SCARBOROUGH sign by writing their Scarborough memories in chalk in their native tongue on the sign.
About the Artist
Randell Adjei is a professional spoken word Artivist & Edutainer who uses spoken word to empower and create community through Edutainment. He is the founder of one of Toronto’s largest youth led initiatives: Reaching Intelligent Souls Everywhere (R.I.S.E Edutainment). The beat of his Art was found after years of being lost. He found himself by turning his struggles around to inspire others. Randell is also an Inspirational Speaker, Community Organizer and a MaRS DD – Studio Y Cohort 2 fellow. He is 1 of 4 coaches involved in the PAN AM/Toronto Public Library (Poetry Saved Our Lives) project.
He has performed and shared his story at various Universities across Ontario, including Western and Laurier University. A featured performer on TEDxUTSC and has opened up for Terry Crews, Paul Mooney, Maestro Fresh Wes and many more. Randell is the recipient of the Identify & Impact Street Level Advocate Awards by the Toronto Youth Cabinet, Black Canadian Awards- Best Spoken Word award winner and the Yinnergy Appreciation award from the Youth Outreach Workers in Malvern. Randell was also named CBC Metro Morning’s Torontonian of the Year in 2015
About The Scarborough Sign
The Scarborough Sign is a community-developed public art initiative that showcases and brings together Scarborough’s many artistic communities through events, workshops, and a mobile art installation.
From June to October 2018, a life-sized SCARBOROUGH sign (36’ wide x 5’ tall) will travel to six different neighbourhoods across north and central Scarborough. At each location, the sign will engage local residents in multi-disciplinary arts events, accessible workshops, and site-specific art activities involving different art forms from textile arts, spoken word and poetry, calligraphy, and photography. All activities are free and open to the public.
Get your selfie sticks out! Travel with the SCARBOROUGH sign this summer and experience all that the Scarborough arts scene has to offer!