Hackney Borough Council

We are committed to supporting initiatives that focus on our young people and encourage them to engage with the local community. We also actively support projects that inform our young people about the resources available to them within the Borough.   Focus For Life projects highlight our services and make them relevant to the young people we ...

Discover Young Hackney

Discover Young Hackney An award-winning festival that started in 2007 and has become an annual highlight of Hackney’s cultural calendar. It encourages young people’s creativity and helps them discover pathways into training and careers in the arts through an exciting programme of events. The festival is delivered by Hackney’s Cultural Development Team in partnership with Hackney’s ...

Small Green Shoots

As a London based Arts Council NPO, we are happy to develop projects with Focus For Life. Our thanks go to the Arts Council England and London Borough Councils for supporting FFL initiatives. The projects have a real impact on the engagement of the young people taking part and their wider community.   www.smallgreenshoots.co.uk httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oP3AqjSs7DU

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Focus For Life is a hub for young people to source opportunities & explore new things. To do this we partner with like-minded individuals and organisations.

FFL Projects | CHAUCER FFWD

‘Chaucer FFWD’ was developed by FFL alongside creative organisations Small Green Shoots & Louder Than Words with funding from the Arts Council England. Led by renowned spoken word artist Charlie Dark, this project worked with four youth organisations across London [Hackney, Lewisham, Camden, Southwark] & four spoken words artists to explore the Canterbury Tales and transform them into modern ...

FFL Projects | A LITTLE BIT DARKER

'A Little Bit Darker' is a spoken word project supported by Arts Council England & designed for young people. Centred around their interpretation and understanding of the word "Dark", each young participant created and performed their own personal poem after a series of workshops with poet Charlie Dark. Devised in conjunction with Small Green Shoots, and with funding & support ...

FFL Projects | LOVE LETTER TO HACKNEY

'Love Letter to Hackney' a project designed to inspire and educate the young participants with workshops themed around Valentines Day. Each participant composed and performed their own spoken word pieces live to a diverse audience of their peers and members of the local community. In addition each participant earned Bronze Arts Awards and were presented with ...