Fancy Documenting Hip Hop History?
Fancy Documenting Hip Hop History?
I am going to reel off a list of influential Hip Hop artists, names like Grandmaster Flash, Kool Herc, Eric B, and Rakim or the Cold Crush Brothers. Next, I am going to ask you to name a location where you might find an exhibition celebrating the part that these icons played in creating the subculture that is now a global phenomenon called Hip Hop.
Places like the Bronx New York will come to mind, or somewhere closer to home like the Stockwell Hall of Fame in Brixton or the bustling streets of Hackney Wick in London.
Close but no cigar though, for the venue for this exhibition is Colonnade House Creative Hub in Worthing. Set within the heart of Worthing’s town centre, nestled among cool independent clothing shops and restaurants on Warwick Street; Colonnade House provides the perfect setting for this three-day cultural experience.
Getting’ it Together.
The exhibition entitled ‘The 4 Elements Exhibition’ is being organised by Get it Together, a collective of Hip Hop artists that are based on the sunny shores of Worthing on the South Coast.
The event provides a whole host of entertainment for the whole family; on Thursday 03rd and Friday 04th August you can visit the gallery and view and purchase original Graffiti artwork and merchandise exhibited by our resident artists SeaSpray Worthing.
On Saturday 05th August you can watch in awe as SeaSpray Worthing spray a large Graffiti mural as the day goes on. Whilst the mural is being produced, room two of the gallery will come alive with live music performances from talented local acts The Jezter, Mei and YET-izm along with DJ sets and scratch tutorials from Get it Together resident DJ’s Trick and Jenzle plus a live performance from M.C Boudicca Pepper who is also hosting the show.
TotRockinBeats Take to the Streets.
Meanwhile, whilst the main event is happening on Saturday 05th August, on the street outside the gallery, Street Funk the South Coast street dance specialists will be performing breakdance displays and holding street dance workshops for children which are hosted by Don’t Believe The Hype’s TotRockinBeats.
There will be workshops at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. lasting for 45 minutes each. There will be a limited number of spaces available for children to take part so please register your details using the register button at the end of this page and we will contact you to confirm your booking.
That’s not all; your children will be in with a chance of winning family tickets for the prize of ‘best effort’ to the Bouncing Cats & Boom Boom Pups Interactive Hip Hop show at Worthing Theatres. So if you think that your little one may be the next B-Boy or B-Girl that can have fun and pull out their best breakdance moves then don’t delay in registering today!
Just imagine; your little ones could be throwing down in a Beat Street style dance battle!
The event promises to be a great day out for the whole family with complimentary beverages provided by our sponsor Anchored in Worthing and Italian Street Food on sale from our sponsor Giuseppes Lite.
This event is free to the public and is held with funding support from The Worthing and Adur Trust Commit to Culture Small Commissions Grant and Worthing Community Chest.
We hope to see you there to soak up some Hip Hop culture, grab a cold beer and enjoy some street food in the sun as we do our part in documenting the history of Hip Hop.