WHO WE ARE
Born from Thornton Heath Arts Week 2014 and incorporated in 2015, Well Versed Ink is a Croydon-based Community Interest Company which hosts and produces creative events to connect and empower communities through writing and performance.
Darren is a poet, qualified teacher, community builder, facilitator, host and co-founder of Well Versed Ink from Thornton Heath who is drawn to punchy spoken word and moody melodies.
A strong believer in the importance of unearthing authentic voices, he has been performing and building platforms for poets since 2014, and has worked with organisations such as BBC, Palace For Life Foundation and Croydon Pride.
His heart lies in bridging gaps between young people and adults - to share stories and lay new paths to navigate this ever-changing landscape called life.
Justine is a poet from Thornton Heath with a background in performing arts, page poetry and spoken word, plus a passion for scriptwriting.
Working within her community is at the heart her work - through delivering workshops to young people and adults, with a particular interest in female empowerment.
As a mother she is dedicated to supporting young people to find their voices, build confidence and manage emotions through the art of poetry, sharing our truths and telling our stories.
WHAT WE DO
"QUITE SIMPLY, WELL VERSED INK IS THE VERY BEST OF OUR COMMUNITY AND I, AND MANY OTHERS, BELIEVE IT WILL GO FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH."
PAUL MACEY / CROYDON VOLUNTARY ACTION