Speakeasy group perform at Islington Word Festival

Posted on: 07 July 2015

Written by: lydia hayes

Speakeasy, a short course for young people 16-25 who are NEET, homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, took place in May this year. Ten fantastic young people were invited to take part in a nine day intensive workshop in collaboration with Cardboard Citizens and Lyrix Organix.

The group worked furiously to create a show which brought together theatre and spoken word for a public audience at Platform in Islington on the 4th June as part of the Islington Word 2015 Festival. The lucky audience witnessed the immense talent and intelligence displayed by the young people that had taken part in the course. All the participants were also given the opportunity to get a Bronze or Silver Arts Award and a PEARL (Personal Employability Achievement and Reflective Learning) qualification.

Dave Ready from London360 followed the Speakeasy group on their journeys through spoken word and theatre all the way to performance.

Check out the video here

If you want to know more about our programme for young people please get in touch with Effie, effie@cardboardcitizens.org.uk or call 0207 377 8948.

With thanks to

Arts Council England Lottery funded