Another half term, another week of coming together for fun, friendship and community!
While we are no strangers to half term here at the youth project, this particular holiday scheme, had the addition of the 👑 platinum jubilee bank holiday weekend 👑; and we embraced it!
A shorter week than usual but full of fun nevertheless....
We started the week with 1 of 2 sessions collaborating with Birmingham City Council "Our Voices Heard", 0-19 Creative Listening.
Exploration of art workshops used as a medium to learn how one fits into their local community and wider City Birmingham as a whole. A creative listening exercise designed to give confidence to diverse groups in sharing experiences through non-traditional creative workshops that will give them a chance to provide feedback on:
• Effectiveness of current provision
• Identification of gaps in provision
• Barriers to access
Creating a unique artistic tile through the use of drawing, painting and photography. Each small artwork that is then produced, will then form a larger mosaic. Here is some of the fantastic art work produced .......
We welcomed back our assigned facilitator Monica Perez Vega from the Ikon Gallery of contemporary art. The artistry continued and the finished tiles were collected and taken away to be scanned. We are excited to see how they will fit within the wider tessellation (collage).
That same evening our family support team - Ian and Debbie hosted a fun filled evening bringing together many families for an evening of community.
Themed around the platinum jubilee national holiday, and with a picnic style buffet and an array of team building activities.
Our young people picked up were the previous evening left off. The day saw a combination of educational and interactive games cultivated to learn about the history of the monarchy, and celebrating the hard work of Her Majesty the Queen.
This also included the premiere of the videography from the residential (see the previous post).
Photography work by Matthew Griffiths - Instagram @bymatsby
The week didn't end there.
All Saints Youth Project were invited to join Queens Heath Pride - Kings Heath. Organisers of this local event recognised the work that we deliver to the LGBTQ+ community. We were delighted to be apart of such a important event!
On the day youth workers Chelsea and Rosie, provided free face painting and highlighted some of our provisions:
Mosaic - Youth Group
A safe space for LGBTQ+ young people aged 11-19.
Transgender Support Group
To meet people and parents and carers identifying as transgender.
(If you would like to learn more about these groups make a referral and we will be happy to get to you with more information)