Hub Youth Media is an exciting music facility run by Groundwork London for young people in Southwark aged 11– 19 years. The programme is based in the heart of Peckham. I went along to a showcase the other evening to take photographs and learn more about the work.
The showcase, held at Canada Water Culture Space, gave the young people involved a chance to showcase their musical and spoken word talents. The programme is run by Faron Woodbridge and Brandon George, both musicians and artists in their own right, and it gives young people from different backgrounds the chance to come together to jam, build upon their existing skills and to connect with others. It also gives young people the chance to get off the streets and to channel their energy into something pretty magical...
The talent displayed at the showcase was incredible! The performances included a rendition of John Legend's So High, original spoken word performances, raps, musical solos and so much more. The profound lyrics, the depth of emotion conveyed and the chemistry between the members of the Hub Youth Media collective was humbling! An incredible project, which hopefully will continue to grow from strength to strength.
Groundwork and the people at Groundwork are do-ers. They spend more time implementing their projects and less time talking about them! I really really really hope that through my work I can help spread the word and COMMUNICATE some of these truly incredible projects! The diversity of projects being undertaken by Groundwork is mental- and I know it will be a massive challenge trying to convey them, but its definitely a challenge I want to tackle! Watch this space.