It feels just crazy typing it, but we are already halfway through the year. Can you believe it? Halfway through 2018!! Now that I’ve got that off my chest, it’s time to fill you in on all that we’ve got coming up in June.
This month is looking to be a unique one for YPI with our events being non-traditional and quite specialised. June’s first event will be part of Croydon’s Festival of Peace programme, so we’re doing things a little differently.
The Kickback will be combining with Poetic Insight, for a night of conversation, poetry and munchies, of course. We’ll be focusing on the theme of Peace, which I think will result in an interesting conversation.
We’re also opening up the Poetic Insight stage to poets and spoken word artists of all ages for the first time, as the event will have an inter-generational focus rather than the usual focus on young people. As well as the traditional open mic, we are excited to have three amazing feature poets in AadamSpeaks, Joe Duggan and Sid.
This is going to be beautiful, so save the date of June 19th and be at Project B from 6.30-9.30pm for a night of peace, love and good vibes. Let us know you’re coming here: bit.ly/thekickbackpoeticinsight-peace
After a great start last month, TCFT Croydon 2018 continues on Sunday June 24th, focusing on the theme of Change. The creative workshops begin this month, giving participants the opportunity to build on discussions and what they would like to change through creative means.
One of the things that the participants said that they would like to change and decided to focus on is bridging the gap between generations. With that in mind, I have made the decision to extend the age of participants and invite those over 25 to take part in TCFT Croydon 2018 with us, as the inter-generational element seems to work very well in Croydon. If you are interested in bridging the gap and getting your creative juices flowing, sign up here: bit.ly/tcftcroydon2018-signup
Our final event in June will be a collaboration with local organisation, I Am More CIC, who focus on addressing the needs of young carers aged 11-21 years old, living in and around London.
The aim of the event is to raise awareness of young carers, as well as create a safe space for young carers to express themselves. We’ll be watching a short film created as part of I Am More’s ‘Be Seen’ campaign, followed by a relaxed discussion.
Come along to Project B on June 26th from 7-9pm to learn more about I Am More and what they do, show support to young carers and meet some new people. Sign up for the night here: bit.ly/letstalkaboutyoungcarers
It’s gonna be another exciting month at YPI, which I am very much looking forward to and I hope to see some of your lovely faces. You know there will be a smile and hug waiting for you.
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