Arts, Soul & Vibes is a community talent and social action project for young people in Hertsmere.
All proceeds from the final performance will be going to Signpost, a mental health charity for young people in West and South Hertfordshire as chosen by the young performers.
Arts, Soul & Vibes’ is a social action volunteering project for young people aged 12-20 in the Hertsmere area to support a local charity (chosen by them) through raising money via a final ticketed performance of their creative talents.
The event will comprise of performances by young people doing a variety of acts. It is open to different talents, such as poetry, dance, music, comedy and acting, but can be anything that can be performed. The young people have been assisted in their performances through workshops to support them as needed.
– 12th September, Fairway Hall, Borehamwood –
Join us to support the young people of Borehamwood as they perform a variety of acts in aid of Signpost Counselling, a local charity chosen by the young performers which support young people in South and West Hertfordshire.
This event is the culmination of a young people’s social action project which helps young people use their talent to effect positive change in their community through this local community talent show.
The final performance comprised of a Drama piece written and acted by the young people from Lightgate Chapel International Youth Group called ‘Jordan’s Story’. This piece illustrated the very current issue of gang culture and peer pressure that the young people chose to focus the piece on. The piece also included collective song with the audience making it an immersive performance.
There was also singing by some members of the youth group. The song was performed accapella with two singers. Next was a dance performance by three members of the youth group and their siblings arranged by the young people themselves.
The final performance was by Tenkai Dojo. Four members of the club performed a martial arts demonstration after a speech from the group leader about the importance of martial arts for balance of the body and mind rather than aggression.
Denise Fenn from Signpost counselling also gave a speech explaining to explain what the charity does and how the donations and funds raised by the evening will directly impact young people in Hertfordshire. This charity was chosen specifically by the young people.
The event raised over £110 for Signpost and every penny of that will go to supporting young people with mental health difficulties in the local area.
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– 7th August, 2019 –
A key afternoon of planning the social action for this project.
The young people came together with the help of the lead facilitator, Ekky, to brainstorm about local charities that may need their support. The group focused on charities that helped young people in the Hertsmere area as well as ones which helped support Mental Health. The group decided to chose the charity Signpost, a local charity which provides counselling and support to young people in South and West Hertfordshire.