Football, film and food – summer has officially started at CYP!

The sun is still shining as we move into August and our summer activity programme is already in full swing. From trips to the seaside and exciting new film projects, there is a lot happening over the next few weeks at CYP so make sure to check out our timetable to stay up to date…
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Exciting cast announcement for Branded – The Movie

A couple of months ago we spread the word about a Kickstarter campaign for a film project based on the life of one of our former members and current volunteers, Mardoche Yembi directed by emerging filmmaker Jordan Bunton-Williams. A narrative film, it is based on the true life story of Mardoche who was only 7 years…
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We now have a blue wall!

Bell Group, Letchworth, their client Guinness Partnership and local support group Thames Reach, kindly volunteered their time and skills to repair and redecorate our youth centre. The team from Bell Group in Letchworth were introduced to Thames Reach through the Guinness Partnership team. Together they agreed to carry our 3 days of pre-paint repairs and…
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Fashion, music & fun at Cally Festival

Last Sunday, 17th June all our hard work paid off for what was a very successful day at the annual Cally Festival. From fashion shows to music, our young people created an exciting programme of events to keep audiences young and old engaged throughout the afternoon. Thank you to everyone who came along to support…
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Our first ever Volunteers’ Week Get Together!

To celebrate national Volunteers’ Week we held our first ever Get Together for new and old volunteers to meet and chat over bingo, pizza and ping pong! It was a lovely evening to recognise the invaluable contribution that volunteers make to us as an organisation and we are very grateful for their support. If you…
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Volunteer at Cally Festival

Got some spare time on Sunday 17th June? If so, we are looking for volunteers to support us at this year’s upcoming Cally Festival. From stage set up to fashion shows, we’ve got lots of exciting and varied roles available on the day with shifts from either 10am – 2pm or 2pm – 7pm. Reasonable travel and…
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Only 2 days left to support a unique film project!

We have recently partnered with emerging filmmaker Jordan Bunton-Williams to support his exciting project about one of our current volunteers, and former CYP youth member, Mardoche Yembi. They are raising funds to produce a 15 minute extract of the already written, full length feature film script entitled “Mardoche’s Journey to Freedom”. A narrative film, it…
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From paintball to theatre, check out what’s happening at CYP over half term

It’s still the Easter half term holiday and we’ve got plenty more fun activities planned for the final few days including a football festival and paintball. For more information on dates and venues take a look at our timetable.  

Our project director’s new book venture

Our Project Director Steve has written a chapter with filmmaker, artist & CYP patron Penny Woolcock for the book a Tale of Two Londons. The chapter, entitled ‘The City as a Warzone’, looks into the difference between a struggling young person’s and a middle-class woman’s journey through the local streets. It was officially launched last week…
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We have a new website!

Our Volunteer Coordinator Lucy has been redeveloping our website for the past couple of months ahead of the launch of our new volunteer programme. Make sure to have a look at all our new (and very pink!) content and let us know what you think.