East End Shed

East End Shed

East End Shed is determined to fund its 2015 workshops for children and young people to help break down the barriers of child poverty, deprivation and prejudice in Tower Hamlets. Through our vibrant, collaborative children's and youth theatres we will empower young people to fulfil their potential.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2012 to 5:00 PM, 19 December 2012

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1102471)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£2,000

Amount raised

£1,640

Donations

10

    Categories

  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

    Helping

Location

Situation

“Tower Hamlets has the highest rate of child poverty in London…' (www.endchildpoverty.org.uk/london/poverty-in-your-area/tower-hamlets-43/) Many of the children we work with at East End Shed face significant disadvantage and come from very challenging home lives. They need access to creativity and an opportunity to have a voice, most of all they need confidence, literacy and the chance to stand tall and fulfil their potential. The work East End Shed does contributes hugely to this.

Solution

By providing our regular, secure, creative environment where everyone is welcome, regardless of background, disability or ability to pay. Anyone can attend and we don't hold auditions. At East End Shed everyone who wants to access the arts has the right and the ability to do so. We create a space where everyone can suggest ideas and have a voice and make mistakes. We have seen the huge benefits in confidence, social cohesion and artistic talent in our young people - and we want to reach more.

  • "When I first came I was crying because I was scared but I enjoy drama now. It has helped me with my singing. And I am braver.

    — Children's Theatre Member

  • "He loves coming..he has gained the skill to work in a team."

    — Parent of Children's Theatre Member

  • "My child is disabled...it has boosted her confidence and her behaviour is getting better."

    — Parent of Children's Theatre Member

  • "When I first came I was crying because I was scared but I enjoy drama now. It has helped me with my singing. And I am braver.

    — Children's Theatre Member

  • "He loves coming..he has gained the skill to work in a team."

    — Parent of Children's Theatre Member

  • "My child is disabled...it has boosted her confidence and her behaviour is getting better."

    — Parent of Children's Theatre Member