Urban Alchemy is supporting young people to develop creative spaces that are as unique as they are; positively reclaiming outdoor spaces.
Urban Alchemy is challenging the increasingly negative view of young people through positively promoting young people's cultures, imagination and aspirations, Urban Alchemy aims to rekindle a sense of community in places where there is widespread fear and distrust.
Urban Alchemy will bridge the gaps between young people, youth services and cultural providers to find innovative ways of working together for the benefit of young people.
Stage 1: Recruitment - artists, young people and communities
Stage 2: Celebratrain - young people lead the first big event
Stage 3: Working in communities - young people bringing spaces to life
Stage 4: Bigger, bolder and brighter - 3 sites permanently transformed
Quotes from young people involved
"It’s a chance to do all the things I wanted to do but never had a go at."
(West Gateshead Young man 16)
"We can change the place where we hang out and get to do mad things."
"It's going to be Mint" (Central Gateshead Young woman 17)
What have Urban Alchemy been up to?
Celebratrain at Gateshead Interchange - a big performance from all the youth projects.
What next for Urban Alchemy?
Building up skills and confidence to get ready to get the local communities involved in positively changing public spaces.
see individual projects below
North East Federation of Detached youth workers.
The Sage Gateshead.
The Gateshead Avenues Project: 0191 4786983 kimkyle@Gateshead.gov.uk
Barley Mow Village Hall: 0191 4105334 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Phoenix Project: 0191 2585806 email@example.com
Highfield Community Centre: 01207 549759 firstname.lastname@example.org
Newcastle YMCA (Walker and Byker): 0191 2765327 email@example.com
Doxford youth project: 01670 713077 Debbie@Doxford-youth.co.uk
Longbenton Youth Project: 0191 2662271
Patchwork Youth project: 0191 2739700 mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org