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Our Beginning & Achievements
The Collective is our new accredited Artist Development Programme for aspiring musicians between the ages 16-25 years old.
Truth on the Roof
Our new series called 'Truth on the Roof', that will cover poetry, spoken word, music and freestyle on conscious topics! Drop us a line if you'd like be share your conscious truth!
Creative Competition 2018
ScribersHive & Paddington Arts are working together to bring to you a unique competition. What does 'Faith, Identity & Belonging' mean to you share your story or photograph which you feel captures your idea and you could win £100!
ROOTS LDN – Community Research Project 2018
Between February and May of 2018, You Press collaborated with the Greater London Authority (GLA) in order to deliver a community research project that focused on social inclusion, integration and developing civic leaderships in communities that currently do not have a voice in City Hall. Originally aiming for 12 participants from the BAME demographic ranging from 16-30-years-old, You Press managed to bring in 18 researchers to collect data regarding topics of communal concern. Once research had been completed, all researchers were required to express their findings through a piece of visual, audio or written art. Read more here…
ScribersHive is a new platform for writers, storytellers and change makers! Where young people can share their thoughts and opinions on various social issues and topics that matter to them.
Voices of The Movement
We are working on new our project called ‘Voices of The Movement’. It is a creative arts project focused on creating a more positive community attitude to refugees and migrants by bring communities closer together and by shedding light on the challenges and perceptions of refugees and migrants.
The Hole in The Sock Project – Poster
We have formed a partnership with Human Lex instytut to deliver a unique international project, called ‘The Hole in the Sock of Emigration’. The project seeks to raise public awareness of homelessness with the intention of dissolving some of the negative stereotypes associated with homelessness. Click to learn more...
I Remember Srebrenica
This year on 15th July 2016 we delivered an event honouring the victims and survivors of the genocide and war in Bosnia through poetry, music and spoken word. Click to learn more...
I Remember Srebrenica Tester Event
On 28th November 2015 our collective group of artists and students created powerful responses (based on the lessons learned from the Bosnian survivors) that were showcased at our tester event. The money generated from the event was donated to the mothers of Srebrenica that have been directly affected by the genocide. Click to watch the video...
Voices of Redemption
The Voices of Redemption project used creative arts to tackle the stigma associated with ex-offenders and provides a platform for this marginalized group to get their voices heard. Click to learn more...
One Story: Our Voice
The aim of our poetry project One Story, Our Voice; was to shed light to the challenges and roots of homelessness through poetry, spoken word and music. To also create a voice for these voiceless stories and to raise awareness on this overlooked community, but mostly importantly to tackle the stigma attached to homeless people. Click to learn more...
The Guardian: Youth Tell Us
Youth Tell Us is an online column that allows young people to offer their perspective on the issues that affect them as well as current affairs.
Arab Spring, English Autumn
You Press helped and took part in the Arab Spring, English Autumn (ASEA) project. They explored these themes using creative and therapeutic processes such as art and meditation. Their individual and collaborative pieces were displayed at a pop-up exhibition at P21 Gallery.
You Press & Idea Store Open Mic
You Press helped Idea Store organize their first Open Mic Afternoon on Saturday 27th September 2014.
Poplar Harca’s Street Festival: Life’s a Beach
You Press helped Poplar Harca deliver the Chrisp Street Festival ‘Life's A Beach’
The Lost Generation
In 2012 when young people were labelled as the lost generation, You Press delivered their first ever poetry and spoken word event to challenge this label. Young poets and spoken word artists performed their work on The Lost Generation (on Friday 30th November 2012).
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