FFL Projects | FAMILY MATTERS

A thought provoking series of workshops for the young people of London borough of Hackney. Aimed at under privileged or unemployed 16 to 24 year old's helping them to gain confidence in their communication skills. ‘Family Matters’ will primarily be a creative writing workshop harnessing the participants experiences and developing their communication and creative thinking around the ...

Lloyd Allen

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FFL founder and key driving force Lloyd Allen. "I enjoy this work and having delivered projects for several youth organisations in London, it is really rewarding to be able to manage projects in my home ward".   "The young people really benefit from taking part in our projects and we are dedicated in our quest to inspire and create opportunities for the kids”   Focus For Life - ...

Asha Phillips

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Asha Phillips is Founder of Flipstream Media, an urban youth focused marketing agency helping brands to engage with the Generation Y audience. Asha is focused on developing workshops for youth groups to teach his combined passions of self-confidence and marketing in a range of courses. This passion has brought him to FFL where he has a pivotal role in the ...

Kofi Allen

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Kofi Allen is a relentlessly creative visionary, who greatly contributes to our distinctive services to commercial and artistic enterprises alike. We call on his distinguished talents for special projects, that demand vision and a deep understanding of brand values. Kofi’s eclectic professional skill-set includes stills photography, video production and direction, in fields as diverse as the arts, travel, music and ...

Lauren Baker

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Enter the strangely beautiful world of Lauren Baker. Her works have been exhibited at Tate Modern, London Design Festival and Harrods window. Baker’s most intricate work; The Crystal Tiger is a life-size tiger head sculptureencrusted with 35,000 Swarovski crystals. World-renowned luxury shoe designer Jimmy Choo endorsed the crystal tiger calling it a ‘dazzling piece of art’. The artwork, which ...

About Us

Focus For Life encourage young people to find and celebrate the positive memories in their everyday lives to enable them to replicate them in the future; and to confront their negative memories so they can avoid the same pitfalls.  Working alongside like-minded organisations and Government recognised bodies FFL conceive and deliver projects that challenge young people to explore, identify and ...

Charlie Dark

Charlie has been a cornerstone of the Global spoken word scene for over two decades and when not igniting dancefloors he can be found in classrooms across the world working with the younger generation & helping to ignite their minds. As an East London resident this project is a godsend and a unique opportunity to bring the idea of possibilities to an influential group of young writers. In a ...

Nick Makoha

Nick Makoha is a lead FFL poet and mentor. Nick's personal and professional experiences and his academic credentials make him an ideal tutor and mentor for the young people we work with. Nick fled Uganda because of the civil war. He has since lived in Kenya, Saudi Arabia and currently resides in London. As a Spoke-Lab resident he developed a one-man show “My Father ...

Arts Council England

We support a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries - from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections. Great art and culture inspires us, brings us together and teaches us about ourselves and the world around us. In short, it makes life better. Arts Council ...

Hackney Marsh Partnership

A Community Development Organisation We exist to enable communities to achieve their educational, economic, social, personal and creative potential. This is both on an individual level and from a collective or holistic sense. We are a vibrant group, a welcoming community and a developing organisation. www.hmp.org.uk httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTyTc-V46jw‎