About Us

Start is a weekly drop-in arts/creative activities session taking place 16:00- 19:00 every Thursday.

It is aimed at vulnerable young people and provides a safe, creative and social space for them to work on projects that they decide for themselves. There are also group work projects that they can get involved with, e.g. an annual exhibition. There is a wide mix of abilities and experienced staff are there to facilitate the activities.

Mixt-up youth music is similar to Start, but using music.

  • Tues 16:00-18:00 Mixt-up Mondays girls session is girls only.
  • Mon 16:00-18:00 All these sessions are free though we do ask for a donation if it is possible.

These sessions may change in the future depending on funding so always check the website for updates.

Who can we support?

Young people who have difficulty accessing mainstream services, such as youth clubs, and have a wide range of needs including physical disabilities, mental health issues and social difficulties who are 15-25 years old.

Creative studio – We also have a programme of alternative education or one to one work which can be used to provide intensive work with young people aged 5-25 with conditions such as autism through to those with behavioural issues.

Payment for these sessions would need to be negotiated with Joe Crofton: [email protected]

Who can refer?


Email [email protected]

Tel 0116 2552592