Thembe has been running workshops since carrying out the role of head of Spoken Word at University of Kent’s Christian Performing Arts Society 3 years ago. Since then, she has worked with a range of groups including young children, teenagers with learning difficulties and adults. Thembe has led workshops for students in secondary school, Jewish Community Centre JW3’s award nominated Open Door project and Apples and Snakes SPINE festival 2018 as poet in residence at Wealdstone library in north west London.
“We were very impressed by her creativity in teaching, her professionalism and of course, her incredible talent. We hope she comes back soon!” – Verse and Prose
“Thembe is a talented and committed poet and workshop facilitator who sparked a real interest in the students’ minds about poetry and expressing themselves through spoken word. She engaged with the students thoughtfully and they were inspired by her own poetry pieces which she shared to demonstrate the use of various poetic techniques. Overall it was a real pleasure working with Thembe and we hope to work with her again in the future.” – JW3