2018 has peaked! - a summer of Wakanda Wednesdays & Future Fridays

2018 has peaked! - a summer of Wakanda Wednesdays & Future Fridays

We’re only two thirds of the way through 2018 and I already know what my highlight will be come the new year - curating and delivering Wakanda Wednesdays and Future Fridays together with Vero. This was the summer holiday project we dreamt up with and for young people who live and/or study in Islington, inspired by Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’, as well as my Eritrean background and Vero's Ethiopian heritage (go team Habesha!)

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leaning into long time

leaning into long time

During the last two months Global Generation founder Dr Jane Riddiford and Rod Sugden have co-facilitated two workshops on ‘Cosmic Stories’ for adults. One workshop was presented at Winchester University and the other was at the Quadrangle Trust in Kent. The over-arching framing of the weekend at the Quadrangle, was called ‘Thinking for the long time’ and it was all about how we can foster a sense of caring for the long-term future. Here, Rod writes about the workshops and shares the participants’ experience.

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A summer of work experience for local young people

A summer of work experience for local young people

Another academic year has whizzed on by and, during that time, we've had the privilege of working with hundreds of new young people.

With the summer holidays just around the corner, dozens of secondary school students have begun descending on our spaces for the opportunity to gain work experience with us and with our local business partners, so it's been a busy month full of new faces and lots of buzz.

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Young people inspiring change in King's Cross

Young people inspiring change in King's Cross

Our garden has been feeling particularly special this spring and summer period. After what felt like a very, very long winter, not only is it now beautifully bursting with blooming wildflowers and our new colony of honeybees - it’s also been a constant hive of activity from our young people who have been making waves in the community.

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Food celebrations of Summer

Food celebrations of Summer

June, the month of the Summer Solstice - Sera monath, dry month to early inhabitants of the British Isles or the wedding month named after Juno, the Roman Goddess of marriage - brought nuptials and celebration events to The Skip Garden. It has been a month of abundance from the garden and strong connections with the community through feasting and celebrations”, comments our Cafe Chef Lead, Mickey Reedy…

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