The Street Style Surgery meets the Singapore youth Arts Council
Posted on 14th October 2011
The SSS met up with two passionate Youth Arts representatives from the Singapore National Arts Council upon their visit to Manchester this week. The reason for their trip is to gain a greater understanding of how youth arts organisations, programmes and spaces here in the UK are successful at engaging young people in the arts (especially those at-risk)
We met at Nexus cafe and had a great discussion, it was extremely interesting for me too to hear about the way in which Singapore is welcoming this progression and is looking to develop it further by heading up a youth arts council and trialling pilot projects, maybe one day the SSS could branch out overseas and run some highly engaging creative workshops in Singapore!
The Knitting and Stitching Show
Posted on 9th October 2011
I have been taking part in the fabulous Knitting and Stitching trade show in London for the past few days.
The Street Style Surgery has had the privilege of manning one of the workstations in the Up-cycling academy along with War on Want and TRAID. These are two great organisations that fight for workers rights abroad within the fashion industry, please do check out their website
The SSS provided the young people who attended the show the opportunity to recycle an old t-shirt in to something cool and stylish by using spray paints and customisation techniques, some great results were achieved..!
I also want to say a big thanks to my wonderful supporters Brother UK who were also at the show with their new stand showing off their great machines.