Islington Giving is proud that its projects to invest in young people are taking part in the Word Festival, a chance to celebrate and promote reading, writing and freedom of expression, that begins today.
Here are just a few of Islington Giving projects taking part
Creative writing workshops for
young women aged 13-19
Tuesdays 15, 22 and 29 May 5-7.30pm
Free Word Centre
Develop your own poetry and creative writing, working with Sarah Butler and Aoife Mannix in a series of workshops for young women aged 13-19 at the fantastic Free Word Centre in Farringdon. This is a brilliant opportunity to develop your skills or try something new with two exceptional professional writers. B Writing is part of a new initiative for young women in Islington, led by All Change and a team of young women who
are developing projects for young women by young women. For more information visit the B Project Blog.
The Saturday Night Project
Saturday 26 May 6-10pm Sobell Leisure Centre
The Saturday Night Project is a fun evening of activities, sports and coached sessions for 13-19 year-olds in
Islington, which runs on the last Saturday of every month. The May event features
special creative writing and poetry activities as part of Word2012. You can also challenge your mates
in football tournaments, basketball, badminton, netball or in the Game Zone; or show off your skills
at trampolining, ice skating, sliding, zorbing or dance. Combined with music, competitions, prizes and a
local marketplace, there’s a chance for everyone to try something new. This project is proudly funded by
Like us on Facebook – thesaturdaynightproject
Follow us on Twitter – @SatNightProject
Saturday 26 May 6.30pm Central Library
Islington Community Theatre’s Speakeasy project, supported by Islington Giving, is a collective
of extraordinary young playwrights from across the borough.For one night only, they’re taking over Central Library in Islington and inviting you to come and play a
unique game of hide and seek.Collect your Word Search sheet at the door and wander off in search of new plays, each being performed ‘script-in-hand’ in nooks and crannies all over the library. When you’ve found them all, answer the questions on your sheet and solve the clues to be in with a chance of winning the ﬁ rst ever Wordsearch prize. See here for more information.
Inspired by the Royal Court’s 100 word plays Islington Community Theatre are also publishing a 100 word play every day throughout the festival, by writers from our Speakeasy project. You can check them out here
The Word2012 Read-in
Saturday 12 May 2012 Lunchtime
If you’re passing Highbury Fields on Saturday 12 May, you might just notice something a little
A multitude of young people emerging from Central Library. Heads held high. Hands by their sides. A
single book tucked safely under their right arm. No-one knows how they all got there. Or who they are.
Or why they’ve come. But they’re here, determined to take their place in the sunshine (or rain) and do just
one thing. READ! A curious ﬂashmob event to celebrate the start of the
Word2012 Festival, co-produced by the All Change B Project for young women and Islington Community
Theatre and supported by Oberon books.
Follow it on @ictheatre #read-in