Young people creatre art from local rubbish

Would you sit at home in your lounge surrounded by rubbish…? If not, why is there so much rubbish on our
streets?

We live in the midst of a real contrast between beauty and deprivation: we want to see less drug paraphernalia, dumped sofa’s and rubbish on our doorstep, we want to increase community pride, belonging and togetherness.

This project enabled young people from the Re:establish project in Beeston Hill learn new skills: photography, DIY, communication and teamwork, patience, whilst asking much bigger questions around local safety and local community pride. Comments from some of our young people involved:

“I enjoyed building it from the ground up, especially the crisp packet blanket.”

“I found it very therapeutic gluing the bottle lids to the lamp.”

“I like the fact that we made something good out of rubbish.”

The finished artwork was exhibited at Holbeck Gala.

If you would like to support the work Re:establish are doing with young people, please consider sponsoring their skydive. A group of supporters including Rev Alistair Kaye, the Vicar of St Luke’s Church, are undertaking a tandem skydive today (22 August 2021) – you can sponsor them by clicking this link.

 

One Reply to “Young people creatre art from local rubbish”

  1. I was interested to read about this project and wonder i you could use assorted threads, scraps of quilting fabrics etc for the young people as I am having a sort put. I also have some crafty books that I wouild like to pass on to someone

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