Oasis has over forty years experience in supporting disadvantaged and disabled children and young people. In collaboration with our young people and the Wonderland group we plan to host an arts and music based festival this summer. The event will focus on working with our main stakeholders being our young people to deliver a festival that offers access to creative opportunities, volunteering opportunities, a chance to celebrate difference and diversity, inclusivity and empowerment for all young people and to bring the local community together. This event will break down barriers for young people and their families who have limited access to creative opportunities. Young volunteers will be key in developing the festival and will gain knowledge and skills from their co-collaborators within the project. We aim to put our young people at the centre of the festival ensuring that young disabled people are visible, valued and fully included in their local community and cultural life.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Our project intends to put young people at the forefront of developing a fun and exciting festival event that is created and delivered by them and their peers. This offers a unique opportunity to empower young disadvantaged people from the local area, to improve the emotional well being of young people through increased participation and to enable and facilitate and more inclusive and cohesive community. Our track record of delivering high quality projects for young people is evident in our successful Inclusion Project which supports young disabled people. Oasis has extensive experience of supporting disabled and disadvantaged young people as volunteers. In the past several years we have delivered the following projects: Making Routes (a 2 year project with SLG and BAC and 12 different artists) ,New Year Revolution (art based event at South London Gallery,) Big Picture Project (youth led photo project charting history of Oasis) and Ruby Do (accessible art festival at Oasis).
Steps to get it done:
Wonderland began when a small group of friends decided to throw their good pal, Alice, a party in her garden. It went rather well, and a greater idea took root: Why not take all that love and turn it into something...well...wonderful? From then on, the crew has bloomed into a beautiful voluntary collective of like-minded folks, who choose to give their time and skills to hosting events all over London - throwing parties of all shapes and sizes and raising tens of thousands of pounds for charity in the process. All of Wonderland’s profits go direct to the Wonder Years Centre of Excellence (WYCE) who help support communities in The Gambia.
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