What might a twig pencil, a printworks and a potential park have in common? On this occasion, they were all stepping stones in a story brought to life by Year 5 pupils from St John’s Catholic Primary School in Canada Water.Read More
Here's a blog post from the Honey Club, where our Generators helped harvest some honey...
With Christmas now far behind us and everyone back into the usual work routine, the Honey Club thought now would be a good time to add a little sunshine to the January gloom and get stuck in with our honey harvest.
We kicked it off on Thursday by inviting the lovely people at Wolff Olins to come along and help prepare the honey comb.Read More
Some years ago the Youth Team at Islington Council who have been the main funder for our Generator programme, started noticing the words of young people appearing in our funding reports. They were curious. What were the experiences that led to the vulnerability, creativity and sense of purpose they felt in the writing? This led to a six month commission to share our practice with Islington Youth Workers, writes Jane Riddiford.Read More
Change is a slow and unpredictable thing. Lately I have been paying attention to how others are leading in Global Generation. As Donna Ladkin describes “leadership is a phenomenon, an art we can enact and explore together and support each other to do better”, writes Jane Riddiford.
As I was about to leave the Kings Cross Skip Garden I looked out of the office door, there was Silvia introducing a group of our twilight gardeners to the idea of finding silence in the heart of London.Read More
Thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund, Global Generation are exploring a new (and at the same time, very old!) project. We have been working with the Universe Story for quite some time now and are now bringing it to life in a different way, writes project assistant Raiesa Choudury.
'Stories for a Better World' encompasses traditional creation myths alongside the Universe story, using the plight of the bees as an ignition for the project.Read More
We opened our eyes, ready to start a full day in complete silence. The sound of the morning birds was filling our ears and bodies as if we were in a sound system. The idea was born one day at the Kings Cross Skip Garden, writes Silvia Pedretti.
"Through silence comes space. Into the space come those things that we have tried hard to find. Our nearest galaxy is the same size as the little speedwell flower if I am in between, looking at both. The universe is contained within both. My awareness of them connects the one to the other."
- Geraldine, Global Generation's Office ManagerRead More
We are celebrating our 10 years with 10 events … we hope you can join us at one or more of our events throughout the month of June:
Skip Garden Feasts on Friday 6 June and Saturday 7 June 7:30 - 10:30pm
A special 4 course sit down dinner of 10 dishes to celebrate 10 years. Working with the seasons and the skip garden produce our chefs will delight you with an array of delicious vegetarian dishes served in the unique green surroundings of the garden. Relax around the fire and share food in this surprising urban oasis.Read More
Some weeks ago, I was asked to run a workshop for Islington youth workers on our reflective methodologies – ways of working which support the growth of a different perspective, a bigger perspective, writes Jane Riddiford.
Maria, one of our Generators who is part of the Global Generation Big Bang Ambassador group, volunteered to run the workshop with me. It was the end of a long day and at first my mind was blank; what were we going to offer? How would it land?Read More
Over the last few weeks the Big Bang Ambassadors have been looking at creation stories from different religions and cultures. What we have been discovering is that these stories have profoundly shaped peoples' ideas about themselves, others and the world around them, writes Rod Sugden
We have discovered that creation stories can still powerfully influence our lives and the directions we choose to follow. This is what the GG Big Bang Ambassadors, (a group of 14 - 16 year old's) have to say about their experience...Read More