Birmingham Museums Trust Youth Engagement Structure consultancy

Young people of colour need to be given autonomy to shape their OWN future, and this is why Don’t Settle is creating a Youth Engagement Structure (Y.E.S.) for Birmingham Museums Trust. The initiative aims to give young people a chance to be consultants and Participate in ideas generation, providing input into the design of a […]

Don’t Settle x 𝘽𝙈𝙏 𝘽𝙞𝙧𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙝𝙖𝙢 𝙈𝙪𝙨𝙚𝙪𝙢𝙨 𝙏𝙧𝙪𝙨𝙩 – The Round Room Redisplay Programme

This is a fantastic opportunity for a young Person of Colour aged 16 – 25 looking to make ameaningful impact whilst gaining the necessary experience to co-create the redisplay of theRound Room in Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. The redisplay will reflect the people of 21st Century Birmingham; providing a public voice for the multicultural, […]

Pizza and Poetry Jam competition T&Cs

We are giving away one Just Eat digital voucher worth £20. The winner will be announced on our Instagram and Twitter on Thursday 1 April 2021 at 17:30 GMT. To enter: – Sign up for Beatfreeks’ 1st April 2021 Poetry Jam event via Eventbrite. – Like/favourite our Twitter or Instagram post about Pizza and Poetry […]

Fancy the chance to win up to £100 of vouchers?

✅Based in England? ✅Do you have something to say about arts within the education system? ⁠ ✅Fancy your chances at winning a voucher of up to £100 for a shop of your choice?     We need just 5 minutes of your time to give us your experiences and opinions of arts within the education […]

A Story for Young People on Possibilities

There are many possibilities on how to start writing this article. Indeed I’ve deleted and rewritten this opening sentence several times. And I guess that in itself comes to the heart of my story for you today. To embrace possibilities is possibly the most scariest and rewarding thing you can do as a young person. […]

Beatfreeks’ 2019 General Election Comment

There was a moment on Monday the 25th November (the final day before the voter registration deadline) where a screenshot of the government’s online portal tracking registration numbers dropped in the office Whatsapp. It read that 18-25s were going ham – registering to vote in their thousands, closely followed by their millennial counterparts. It really seemed like this might be the youth election. But in spite of this, some of the parties which we heard young people rave about, which had mobilised some young people, faced devastating loses.

Discover Birmingham Through Activist Art

  Festival of Audacity returns on 18 – 20 July 2019 The first Birmingham festival to offer free public transport and cycle hire to attendees. Art will be delivered to you with performances on buses; New Street Station; Rotunda Square, Bullring; and more. Produced by Free Radical. Festival partners include: Arts & Science Festival, Bruntwood, […]

F- You avocados (Rajinder Mattu)

F*ck avocadosMexico’s forests are fighting fearThey’re shedding rootsand throwing fruit to put out fire.sacrificing their braying, bbleatingand bucking children Again, we sit to the west of demolition scooping velvet out of pear shapes like a new fad. Put down the avocados. Fuck you tescos.


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