How do you think we can make our society more peaceful?

September 21st is The International Day of Peace and it was highlighted on Croydon Radio's 'Inside Story Radio Show' on September 16th.  I feature on the 'Inside Story Radio Show' every month to give updates on Young People Insight and this month, it was requested that I ask young people the question, "How do you … Continue reading How do you think we can make our society more peaceful?

Launching My Short Film: ‘What Would You Say?’

As you know, last week I launched the short film I made with youth charity, Fixers, in my hometown of Croydon, where the film was also shot back in September.  There was a good turnout, as we enjoyed an intimate gathering in Project B to watch the film and engage in discussions. The reaction to … Continue reading Launching My Short Film: ‘What Would You Say?’

How can we drive down knife crime attacks?

On Monday night, a 16-year-old boy became the tenth young victim of knife crime in London this year.  Two weeks ago, a 17-year-old became the ninth victim and just 24 hours before him, another 17-year-old was stabbed to death for 'disrespecting another boy' by talking to his girlfriend. It is not surprising to learn that … Continue reading How can we drive down knife crime attacks?

We need to step up and make changes to stop the cycle

I recently finished reading HOOD RAT: Britain's Lost Generation by Gavin Knight, which allowed me to get into the minds and actions of some young individuals mixed up in drugs and gang culture. This book was a learning curve that gave me an even deeper perspective of young people caught up in a dangerous lifestyle … Continue reading We need to step up and make changes to stop the cycle

Creative Futures Programme Day 23

Yesterday was the final day of the Creative Futures Programme, as Positive Summer Vibes comes to the LNK unit in Croydon tomorrow from 10am until 6pm.  After six weeks of preparation, learning new skills, gaining nuggets of knowledge and building up a network, our project had come to a close. However, yesterday was not a … Continue reading Creative Futures Programme Day 23

Creative Futures Programme Day 22: More Promotion

The focus on promotion continued in the lead up to Positive Summer Vibes, as we passed the middle mark of the week.  With just two days left until the event, it is essential for us to get the word out there and ensure that as many people know about the event as possible. Ruth Daniel … Continue reading Creative Futures Programme Day 22: More Promotion

Creative Futures Programme Day 7: Un-Convention

Our eyes were opened to what our event could actually turn out like, as we heard from Ruth Daniel, who is part of the music events organisation, Un-Convention.  Ruth started out as a musician at a very young age, who then went on perform in bands and start her own record label. However, she eventually … Continue reading Creative Futures Programme Day 7: Un-Convention

Creative Futures Programme Day 4: Events Management

Day 4 of the Creative Futures Programme with Lives Not Knives and Rodney P gave us a lesson on events management by labels manager, Jean-Claude Charnier.  Jean-Claude has two companies - management company, Lionbeat, and events promotion company, Trinity Music London. Jean-Claude entered into the music industry through promotion, which he says is the easiest … Continue reading Creative Futures Programme Day 4: Events Management