Urdang is an established arts college in the centre of London. It occupies the Old Finsbury Town Hall building. Urdang have recently dried out the two lower level basements that have been disused and flooded for many years. There are two floors now accessible to convert for educational and community use. The Urdang aim to convert this space into a multi-use space for Music Production, Sound Recording, Rehearsal space, Social and Educational Music Hub. Aimed as community space that is attractive and specific for DJ Schools, young bands, local musicians and singers to work together, create new works and rehearse.
We want the facility to be a welcoming 'go to place' for young people and musicians in the local area and surrounding boroughs.
As a leading industry provider Urdang has successfully worked on many community inclusion projects. Phase two, is planned to use the Bunker as a base for outreach work to be prepared for local schools to get involved and be introduced to the hub.
Our ambition is to revolutionise the field of environmental education by empowering people, of all generations across Islington, to act upon the very simple yet powerful decisions we all make within our daily lives to create a more sustainable society, whilst doing so in an engaging, positive manner.
So we thought who better to start with than our kids and we hope to achieve this by starting a pilot of the Ecoed App within schools in our local area of Islington. They can teach us how to make better daily choices that will improve our local environment, water consumption, energy efficiency, waste production and our health & well-being .
Ecoed will start its journey in Islington and we believe it has the potential to change environmental education and sustainability action across the globe.
We live in a world where people think that males don't go through deep emotional reckonings and we aim to start a dialogue and initiate an action that changes this way of thinking.
Through hosting our conference and welcoming new groups each day, we want to tackle the stigma of mental health in young men and allow these young men to discuss and explore their feelings openly without fear of personal judgement in a safe space.
Boys' Day Out will include inspiring speeches from notable speakers with various engaging workshops from a range of dynamic facilitators, with guidance on how to minimise mental and emotional stress through honest and open conversation.