A Beautiful Poetic Insight

Shaniqua looks back on August's Poetic Insight, which was on the theme of Family & Friends. After a great month of events, it was time to see out August with Poetic Insight on the 27th, before our September break, and what better way to go into a break than with the theme of Family & … Continue reading A Beautiful Poetic Insight

What’s Coming Up in August?

We're going all the way through August!! This is the first time since YPI launched as a physical platform that we are going all the way through August, with both The Kickback and Poetic Insight, and another event thrown in as well for good measure, since it's summer after all. So, if you're on holiday … Continue reading What’s Coming Up in August?

Taking Part in The Complete Freedom of Truth

From the 11th to the 23rd of August, I was fortunate enough to be in the gorgeous town of Srebrenica in Bosnia & Herzegovina with over 100 other young people.  We had come together from seven countries across Europe for the first stage of The Complete Freedom of Truth. The Complete Freedom of Truth (TCFT) … Continue reading Taking Part in The Complete Freedom of Truth

What does fun mean for young people?

With the festive season in full swing, fun is the word on many people's lips and in many people's minds.  In a time filled with reports of economic crises, poverty and mindless violence, we need fun to create a happy medium. I've spent some time speaking to a variety of young people, finding out what … Continue reading What does fun mean for young people?

Creative Futures Programme Day 19: Intense Preparation

The Creative Futures team continued with the in-depth preparation for Positive Summer Vibes on Day 19 of the programme.  Our little family was joined by three more members, who have dived straight in and contributed to our overall plans, especially the promotion aspect. Hip Hop artist, Rodney P, who has been leading out on the … Continue reading Creative Futures Programme Day 19: Intense Preparation

Creative Futures Programme Day 15

As July 26th continues to draw nearer, we are putting all of the wheels in motion to ensure that our live music event will be a success.  Slowly but surely, all of the elements are beginning to fall into place as we work together to get the job done. We have now booked almost all … Continue reading Creative Futures Programme Day 15

Creative Futures Programme Day 6: Ableton

A fun, energetic vibe filled the Lives Not Knives unit as we were introduced to the software programme, Ableton, by Esa Williams.  Esa has been working with the software since 2005 and he also does one-to-one workshops in studios.  He says that Ableton "allows you to express yourself musically without being a musician". Ableton allows … Continue reading Creative Futures Programme Day 6: Ableton