Celebrating Creativity in Youth – “We’re Stronger Together” Event
Written by Admin on April 7, 2021
This May, Base FM is working alongside the Waitematā Local Board, Ngā Rangatahi Toa, and Allpress Coffee to celebrating creativity in youth with “We’re Stronger Together” – a Free Youth event, for age 10+ at Studio One Toi Tū, 1 Ponsonby Road.
Held from 10 am to 3 pm on the 8th of May at Studio One Toi Tū, there’ll be lots of creative learning on offer. Kicking off the first week back from term 1 holidays with a jam-packed day, including dance workshops by the Fresh Dance crew, screenprinting, virtual reality, face painting and the creation of a street graph mural, with a free sausage sizzle and hot chocolates.
Ngā Rangatahi Toa since 2009 has been striving to bring workshops and events that celebrate creativity in youth into the community. The nationally and internationally recognised organisation acknowledged for its social-justice-based education and Creative Youth Development (CYD) work for young people.
Their immersive and intensive programmes use creative arts and wellbeing programmes to help connect rangatahi with their purpose and to imagine a positive future for themselves. Ngā Rangatahi Toa seeks out projects that connect rangatahi with top New Zealand creatives, musicians, actors, and artists to tell their stories.
(Previous Screenprinting event held by Ngā Rangatahi Toa at Studio One Toi Tū)
Here at Base, we share a similar vision with Ngā Rangatahi Toa to provide a platform to uplift youth in the community, having just last year partnered on a series of Youth Mentoring workshops. One of the rising stars from this workshop with Ngā Rangatahi Toa was Sylas aka Spooky who teamed up with Friday Drives Sunshine Sound System. He was then able to showcase his skills at our NextGen Series 2 instalment.
This event is another amazing opportunity to fosters and celebrates the creativity in our communities youth and will not be on to be missed. Everyone is welcome, just show up on the day!
Thanks to Studio One Toi Tū, the Waitematā Local Board, Ngā Rangatahi Toa, and Allpress Coffee.