Inside Out fest to challenge portrayal of youth violence in Brixton

Image of young people performing
Photo credit: Francis Augusto

Livity, the youth-led creative network based in Brixton will run the “Inside Out” festival in partnership with Lambeth council at the Lambeth Country Show on 20 and 21 July.

It has worked with 15 young people to examine and challenge how violence affecting young people is portrayed.

Livity says: “Participate – meet the makers, performers and game changers behind the programme as they demonstrate who is owning the narrative with a youth market, a music stage, talks, spoken word, art exhibitions, workshops and more”.

Inside Out is funded by the council’s Elevate programme and delivered in partnership with School Ground Sounds, Active Communities Network, Juvenis and PCF Global.

Cllr Jack Hopkins, Leader of the Council said: “Lambeth is well known as a borough with wonderful art and culture, and is leading the way in attracting creative and digital businesses, but there is often a stark lack of diversity in these thriving sectors of the economy. We know that the opportunities for jobs, training or experience in the creative sector are not always visible to everybody. Some of our residents aren’t getting the opportunities they deserve to fulfil their talent and succeed in the creative industries.

“We want to change this with ELEVATE, Lambeth’s mission to support diverse talent and open up the creative workplace. Through ELEVATE, over the coming years, Lambeth will be working on pioneering projects with employers, educators and community groups – discovering, nurturing and promoting creative talent.”

ELEVATE launches in July with two events: ERIC Festival at POP Brixton, 6 July and Livity Inside Out at Lambeth Country Show, 20-21 July.

If you are 16-25 go along and find out how you could elevate your career.