A Group of young people from Newham meet on the leadership programme called UpRising to figure how to get young people from various ethnicities and socio-economic backgrounds to contribute to mainstream British Society.
You Press’ first media partnership was with The Guardian as we launched a youth focused series in June that involved publishing articles written by young people focusing on the topics that matter to them.
You Press named ‘Inspiration of the Week’ by Urban Pollinators, a think tank working with leading practitioners on issues around regeneration and society.
The founding team graduated from SOAS with Post Graduate Diplomas in Law & Community Leadership (Awarded Distinctions), through a scholarship programme funded by Tower Hamlets Council.
You Press takes a new direction after completing many national & international training programmes. The focus was on giving marginalised and invisible communities a voice through the creative arts.
This project involved pairing young talented creatives with homeless people to share their stories through performance based art.
After the success of the pilot project, You Press used the same project model for a programme that involved sharing the stories of ex-offenders through creative expression.
Travelled to Bosnia (with a group of talented artists and students) and delivered a powerful live event that that honoured the victims and the survivors of the Bosnian genocide and war.
Successfully delivered our first theatrical project that focused on the stories of Refugees, Migrants and Asylum Seekers.
Successfully delivered a community research project with the Greater London Authority (GLA) and a group of young talented individuals in the BAME community.
Worked with Young Westminster Foundation from March to November train young people who live, work and study around the City of Westminster.
Worked with Paddington Arts on a Photography & Creative Writing Competition based on the themes of Faith, Identity and Belonging.
On Friday 8th June (during Ramadan), the You Press’ team members along with volunteers from the Young Westminster Foundation helped to deliver a Community Dinner feeding the homeless residing at the Queen Victoria Seamen’s Rest in Poplar.
30 young people from the UK, France, Spain, Romania, Bulgaria, Poland and Turkey all gathered together to not only learn about journalism but also each other’s cultures. The week was spent discussing different social issues and taking part in fun activities that all in all brought everyone closer.
With our artist development programme, 15 talent young artists from around London were selected to learn and further develop their musical skill with the help of our music leaders.
After our 2018 ROOTS LDN success, we implemented the same programme for the 2019-2020 year!
We created this project to help recent graduates with skills and techniques for success. The programme ran for 10 weeks, allowing graduates to experience the workshop process.
At the end of this workshop-based programme servicing North Westminster, participants’ work was compiled into our first Creative Writing Anthology.
Music, poetry, freestyle, and the written word: all on the Paddington Arts building. Participants explored issues that impact them and our community in this new series.
A 12-month project exploring the cultural and social values in European countries. Participants from 8 different countries collaborate on different creative mediums to produce meaningful content.
Our agency continued its creative work this year, reaching new organizations and communities.
3 days ago
As the sign says we are indeed having the time of our lives!!
This week the You Press team are in sunny ATHENS, hosting our ScribersHive: Europe programme 🏛🇬🇷
SH: Europe is purposed to gather young people from different countries around Europe to create content using various forms of media (including
podcasting, writing & film) about social issues that exist in their countries!
We are elated to have such a diverse range of participants joining us from the UK, Romania, Greece, Armenia & Ukraine!
Please stay connected, as we will be sharing all of the amazing projects and activities that we get up to throughout the week!
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4 days ago
A couple of candid shots from our mental health and arts event, Crazy!
We hope you have enjoyed some of the previous content that we have uploaded in relation to this event. Lastly, we wanted to show some candid shots from the night and take the opportunity to say a massive thank you to the performers and wonderful audience and Allie's Art Club & The Lucky Club for collaborating with us.
Highlighting mental health issues is important to us at You Press because we understand how prevalent they are in society. We acknowledge that creating safe spaces to discuss mental health challenges can be incredibly impactful in reminding people that they are not alone. We are elated that through hosting crazy we was able to create that safe space and facilitate healthy and insightful discussions into mental health. Additionally, we were also able to bring light to how creativity and the arts can be a great means to managing mental health issues!
We look forward to hosting more events in the future centred around mental health and mental wellness.
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You Press’ flagship socially conscious music programme, The Collective, is returning!
The Collective is a unique opportunity designed to support young aspiring musicians to develop their talent and produce socially conscious music relevant to the world we live in today.
Over the course of 20 weeks, our talented project managers / music leaders @raggozulurebel and @therealmariannazappi alongside others, will be developing your skill in a number of areas including lyric writing, vocal training, music production and confidence and performance technique.
We have made major improvements to this year's Collective curriculum including many new opportunities and we cannot wait to welcome new talent, so please do not hesitate to register your interest today (via. the link below)!
Link to register your interest: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfFoskKlLi4ATdc3syWU5RotSc0L6mcrBEj6fi8oNHtG-tupw/viewform
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As part of our agency we offer artistic booking services, where we pair businesses and organisations with our freelance poets, singers and hosts to perform at events or to create content.
If you are in need of artistic services, please get in touch via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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1 week ago
After a three year pause due to the pandemic, this April we had the pleasure of bringing back our annual community dinner at Queen Victoria Seaman’s Rest (QVSR).
We are so pleased that we were able to create warm and joyful space for community members to come together and feast, whilst watching some amazing poetry performances.
Many were positively impacted by the dinner and expressed their utmost gratitude, some attendees were so passionate that they even helped us clean up!
Thank you to Queen Victoria Seaman’s Rest, all the attendees, performers & every person who helped make this event so special!
Check out this video to see more of what we got up to!
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You Press is a social enterprise that supports young writers and poets to promote their opinions and poetry to the local, national and international press.
EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT: Our flagship music programme, The Collective, is returning! The Collective is a unique opportunity designed to support young aspiring musicians to develop their talent and produce socially conscious music. Register your interest today (link below)!
As part of our agency we offer artistic booking services, where we pair businesses and organisations with our freelance poets, singers and hosts to perform at events or to create content. If you are interested, please get in touch via email (stated below)! #agencyservice