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17 Jul
Check out the new website for young people in Islington www.izzy-info.com. The site is full of useful advice such as safer sex and relationships, career choices and staying healthy. You can also find services where you can get advice and support, as well as find exciting and fun things to do in the borough.
9 Jul

B Creative Week Flyer

B CREATIVE WEEK @ SADLER’S WELLS

30th July – 3rd August

11am-4pm each day

 

For young women in Islington aged 13-19. Created for young women, by young women

 

Be a part of B Creative Week, a 5-day programme of creative activities that will inspire you and develop your skills. Taking place from Monday 30th July to Friday 3rd August, 11am-4pm each day, this FREE week of fun and creativity will give you the chance to try out a range of art forms in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Combining dance, photography, singing and spoken word, you’ll work with professional artists to help you develop your creative ideas and show your work.

 

Designed for young women, by young women!

Led by amazing female artists!

Learn new skills and create your own work!

Express your ideas!

Get a free B goodie bag!

 

Where

Stage Door Entrance

Sadler’s Wells

Rosebery Avenue

London

EC1R 4TN

 

When

Monday 30th July – Friday 3rd August

11am – 4pm

 

If you want to be challenged and inspired then this is the place to be this summer. Don’t miss out!

 

B Creative Week is free and open to any young women in Islington aged 13-19. For more details go to www.bprojectislington.co.uk or call the All Change office on 0207 689 4646.

Happy Jubilee weekend!

1 Jun

Have a great long weekend everyone! We’ll be announcing some exciting B news over the next couple of weeks so watch this space!

B Photography comes to Lift…

1 Jun

Come down to Lift on White Lion Street on Thursday 7th June at 1pm to have your photo taken by an amazing female photographer and hear more about the latest goings-on in the wonderful world of B. It’s FREE and there’s no need to book. See you there!

 

Lift, 43-45 White Lion Street

Islington N1 9PW

The Read-In Flashmob

16 May

The sun came out on Highbury Fields on Saturday, just in time for the arrival of 37 young people (and one gorilla), all carrying bright orange Word2012 Festival bags and books donated by the wonderful people from Oberon Books.

The Read-In flashmob bemused, confused, intrigued and inspired the picnickers and passersby who saw it.  Hundreds of people took information about Word2012 away with them.

The reason for the flashmob was to get the ‘Word’ out, but in a creative way and enticing way: what’s more effective then seeing young people reading books together in a park all ‘zombified’? There were moments where passersby were on the phone and told the person they were speaking to ‘Oh my god, there’s loads of kids with books and bright orange bags, what is happening, it’s weird’ and that is when you know it worked. 

The flash mob was a joint production between ICT and All Change’s B Project for young women aged 13-19.

The Read-In followed the launch of the Word 2012 festival on Friday evening. Check out http://www.wordfestivalislington.co.uk for all the info about the festival and photos from the day!

Just 7 days to go ’til Word2012!

4 May

This time next week we’ll be at the start of a three week festival of reading, writing and freedom of expression and it’s all happening in Islington.

Our very own B Project creative writing workshops are featured and our wonderful Peer Leaders are doing a flashmob on Highbury Fields on Saturday 12th May. There’s so much going on that we can’t possibly mention it all here so check out http://www.wordfestivalislington.co.uk for more info and how to get involved. Most events are free and happening on your doorstep so it’s easy to find something great to see or do.

Have a great weekend!

B goes to Platform!

25 Apr

A recent ‘B’ outing was to the Performing Arts Youth Hub, Platform on Hornsey Road. Platform holds a film club every Saturday evening from 7pm until the film ends. Desara went and saw a film. Her thoughts “The theatre facility at Platform is outstanding, you completely feel that you are in a cinema environment, there’s a different current film on every Saturday. What’s also great about it is that the Café do a special deal and you get a £1 food menu. It’s a great chill out environment and a lovely way to spend a Saturday night as it’s free to watch the films. Could also be used for a cheap date! The Film club is easy to get to, cheap and accessible, fun and enjoyable, this gets a ‘B Recommends’ Silver! 

Creative, Inspirational, Artistic Fun with Almeida Projects’ Young Friends Scheme

25 Apr

The Young Friends of the Almeida is a scheme aimed at young people aged 15 – 21 (or 25 if in fulltime education). For just £5 for a whole year you have access not only to the Almeida Theatre but to every project it has to offer as well. The YFA Scheme run a range of projects from one-day master classes, several week long projects, and year long projects too. As a member of YFA you get to develop acting skills, writing skills, directing, performing, and even learning how to be a stage manager and a technician. As long as you have a passion and enthusiasm to explore, the YFA will act as a catalyst for your hunger to learn. Not only will you be in one of London’s greatest theatres but you will also be working with top professional writers, actors and directors. Being part of the YFA you will meet like-minded young people and get creative with them. The YFA members describe it as ‘one big family’. Not only do you get to work with professionals and have access to a range of projects you also get a chance to watch the main house shows at the Almeida Theatre for a measly £5 for seats that would usually cost £30. How’s that for a bargain? The YFA Scheme gets a ‘B Recommends’ GOLD. Definitely worth making a ‘scene’ about…

B Projects are back!

19 Apr

Well its been a little quiet over Easter but now school has started we’re back with a bang! Don’t forget, each week we have creative writing at Freeword Centre, photography at Canonbury Project and dance at Lift (the healthy living youth hub ion White Lion St).

There’s no need to book, no need to bring any equipment and best of all, all the projects are free. Yes, 100% FREE. What’s more, if you take part in the creative writing project in the next few weeks, your work can be featured in the Islington Word Festival. So get down to Freeword Centre next Tuesday and you can show Islington just how talented you are…

‘B…B…Boxing’

19 Apr

This is Lucy’s review of Islington Boxing club. ‘Islington Boxing Club is a big building located on Hazelville Road, Archway and at present has the largest number of young women users in London. On the night that Abira and I visited it was very busy, with most of the users being adult males. The staff were really friendly and the place had a good vibe so it would be great to see more young women using the brilliant facilities there. At the moment there is a fitness class for women on Saturdays, although there is no young women only boxing provision. At £5 per session some might think it is a little bit expensive but if you pay £20 for a years membership the fee is reduced to £3 a session which is great value. I would give Islington Boxing Club a Silver B Recommends as it is very friendly and the facilities are really good. I would upgrade this if there were a young women’s only session, as I’m sure lots of young women want to give boxing a try.’