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.
You Press is with Chris Sale.
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A room full of love ♥️
Here are some pictures from our End of Year Party we hosted last year! Thank you so much to everyone that came down and celebrated everyones achievements. What we do is only possible because of the support of our community. So thank you! Here's to 2020! ... See MoreSee Less
5 days ago
Are you a young aspiring musician in London? Take a minute out of your day and KEEP READING! :)
Singer? Rapper? Instrumentalist? Producer? Here’s what we can give you:
- Songwriting workshops
- Studio time
- Production sessions
- A live performance in a London venue
- The chance to have your song released in an album
- The possibility of freelance work
We are recruiting for our music programme “The Collective”! The Collective is our accredited Artist Development Programme for aspiring musicians (vocalists, singers, producers and MC's from across London) between the ages 13-25 years old. The programme will provide a unique opportunity for the young people to follow a guided path to gain skills and experience in creating, recording, and performing music. The artists will work towards creating original music that are inspired by social issues and topics in London communities. The training sessions will be led by Music Leaders who are specialists in their subject area.
To apply simply visit: http://ow.ly/rQwl50xV3rE
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline to apply is: Friday 31st January 2020 ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago
Happy New Year Everyone! 😀🎉
2019 was the best year for You Press! This video captures the highlights of the year. Thank you to everyone who supported us to make it a special year for us!
To get a full overview of our achievements and positive impact in 2019, please read our newsletter via this link: https://bit.ly/2tm9NZO
Video edited by Emmanuel Daniel ... See MoreSee Less
You Press is with Amando Da Costa and 3 others.
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When we had our performance at Rich Mix with the Collective, we completely sold out! Watch the video to see the response from the audience! 🎶🙋🌈
Are you a musician? Apply to #TheCollective2020 and this could be you!
To apply: https://youpress.org.uk/the-collective/ ... See MoreSee Less
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.
A room full of love ♥️
Here are some pictures from our End of Year Party we hosted last year! Thank you so much to everyone that came down and celebrated everyones achievements. What we do is only possible because of the support of our community. So thank you! Here's to 2020!
Singer? Rapper? Instrumentalist? Producer? 🎶
We are recruiting for our music programme “The Collective”!
For more information and to apply visit: http://ow.ly/1Lqw50xV41j
Email us at email@example.com