We are looking forward to welcoming performance poet “Dreadlock Alien” on Wednesday 13th July. He will be doing a workshop with Year 7 all day, encouraging them to write their own poems and perform them in an X Factor style poetry slam! Dreadlock Alien (a.k.a. Richard Grant) was Birmingham’s Poet Laureate in 2005/6. Covering many social issues, he performs his poetry using a rap/ hip hop style, challenging people’s perception of poetry, whilst tackling subject matters ranging from immigration to equality.