Lost Dreams

The past few months have been somewhat of a whirlwind for most of us, with canceled plans, delayed schedules, and social distanced everything. It seems that sanitizers and face masks have trumped car keys and wallets as essentials. Our routine has been disrupted and flipped upside down and the theatre and arts sector has been […]

5 Steps of Protecting ‘SELF’

5 Steps of Protecting ‘self’ Our Fuel funding allows us to come across a whole range of people but there is none quite like Arizona Brodie. She is the second woman in Scottish history to receive a black belt in Brazilian jujitsu. Yes, you read right, she’s a black belt in Jiu Jitsu.   She […]

2 Metres Closer to my Goals

4 WAYS TO ENSURE SUCCESS IN PRODUCING YOUR FIRST EVENT Have you often wondered, if there is any advice that will get me those extra 2 Metres Closer to Goals? Well, wonder no more. Will Amott shares the 4 ways to ensure success in producing your first event. Hey, I’m Will. I am a producer […]

The Voice For The Voiceless

Kiesha is a voice for the voiceless.
Her Fuel funded project to hold a premier that would showcase her work and create a space for people to have a conversation about taboo topics. Her collection of short films explores issues like female genital mutilation otherwise known as FGM, which she goes on to explain how “a lot of people are unaware of it”.

Kicking the Dust Off Heritage in Kenya – Jay Davis

Young people have something to say, know how to say it, and for good reason!

Jay has been a Don’t Settle resident for the past year, creating discussion spaces for young people to shape how we talk about personal identity, race and representation. He’s been given the opportunity to speak at the Cultural Heritage for Inclusive Growth a programme by the British Council, who are holding an international conference in Kenya – letting institutions know that young people have a lot to say on the matter.

A letter from Anisa, founder of Beatfreeks – 3 things to know

Did you notice around the New Year how many people were steering away from ‘resolutions’ and talking more about focus words for the year? It may already be the second month of the year (after the longest January in the history of mankind), but our word for 2020 has been taking shape through our conversations.

That word is ‘streamlining’, and it underpins what we’re doing at Beatfreeks this year.

So, what are the results of our consultation and planning? All the best things come in threes, and so do these changes.

Making The City Centre Safer

We don’t want to live and work in a city which pretends it’s for young people whilst it pushes them out of civic space.