Sparks of Freedom - creative taster sessions to find the next generation of CAN Young Artists.
The CAN Young Artists taster sessions took place in April, and included a whole range of creative activities – film, drama, creative writing using game playing – to explore what matters to young people aged between 13 – 21. The taster sessions will culminate in the creation of a series of short films.
We had a great time over the three workshops – check out the pictures taken by Shirlaine Forrest here.
“In Afghanistan we don’t have school, we are at home all the time. We are just in our rooms at the hotel.”
“This workshop took me and I’m sure others away from the world outside and be as free as possible. These three days have been the best and brought a new me who is open and free.”
“The past three days have not just been lit it has been a blaze, the work that has been done has left me amazed.”
Remi Adefeyisan, Workshop leader
The impetus behind Sparks of Freedom is the concept of freedom. The project aims to reach young people from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds as well as those from more settled communities and all Manchester postcodes.
For more information or to refer a young person, please call, or email Children and Young People Michelle Udogu, Creative Producer, on 0161 234 2976 / 07561 664130 and firstname.lastname@example.org
Michelle works part-time Monday – Wednesday so you can call our main line of 0161 234 2975 for more information and we’ll be happy to help.