An innovative 8 week accredited masterclass programme of event management workshops for unemployed 18-24 year olds in Hackney. Each programme culminated in a major live event at Dalston Roof Park, envisaged and delivered by the young people themselves, under the mentorship of Lyrix Organix. The shows were headlined respectively by acclaimed rappers Akala and Bashy.
The programme was designed and led by Lyrix Organix in collaboration with Bootstrap Campus (part of Bootstrap Company) and Hackney CVS. A range of employment-ready skills were taught including Event Production, Brand Development, Marketing and Promotion.
Participants achieved Bronze Arts Award for completing the course. Many of them gained paid employment as a direct result of the courses – including Junior Machado who went on to work for Mayor of London’s Education team.