It is that time of the year again when we are preparing for Boroughs United, I have just finished editing the promo video. The show is now in its 14th year, promoting talented young people from all across London. The show has been a big platform for many big names, Boroughs United was a humble step forward for them to go and achieve bigger and better things. Names like Twist and Pulse, who were runners up on Britain’s got talent they won Boroughs United in 2010, Diversity who actually won Britain’s Got talent in 2009, well they won Boroughs United in 2007, and finally Leona Lewis took part in Boroughs United in 2001, she went on to win X-factor five years later. Other big names like Flawless, Unity UK, IMD, and so many other have all been part of Boroughs United over the years. We want to continue to give young people a platform to express themselves.
The stage has been set, January 19th at Hackney Empire 5:00pm-8:30pm, to register and enter the competition simply visit The Crib youth project’s website, http://www.thecrib.org.uk and download the application form. The form needs to be submitted by the 16th December 2013.
On the first of October I had the pleasure of interviewing two campaingers from JENGbA Gloria and Patricia. We spoke about the important work they do when dealing with cases involving the doctrine of joint enterprise. Joint enterprise is a form of secondary liability for someone else’s actions. More than 400 young people are serving life for muder under joint enterprise. I have been raising awareness in schools and youth projects for the last 4 years on joint enterprise.
Radio interview ;
A short film I made with students at Barking and Dagenham tuition centre on Joint Enterprise
This is a piece I wrote over two years ago, students at the school I worked at convinced me to record it over a beat.
This is the outcome of that studio session.
A few weeks back I was asked to be a host for a radio show called ‘Todays future’. After thinking about it for a while I had to make sure it would not
clash with my current commitments. I have now accepted to take on this new challenge, the show will be discussing current social issues that young people face.
My plan is to make the show as interactive as possible, I want the listeners to be involved in the conversation.
I would like to take this opportunity to promote young people who are doing positive work within their communities, to promote young talented individuals who have
a talent they would want to share with people. I plan to invite different guests to come on the show with me and discuss their work and opinions on different issues.
Start date Tuesday 27th August 2013
Time: Every Tuesday 6-7pm
Listen on sky channel 0185
Download: tunein app and search for mydiamondradio
At the start of the summer term 2013, I was working on a project with some of the students at Barking and Dagenham tuition centre (pupil referral unit).
The idea was for them to come of with a message for school children their age. The decided that they wanted to educate
young people about joint enterprise. Over the 6 weeks, we planned and filmed the project. The first three weeks were spent doing research, storyboarding,
and in the last three weeks we filmed and edited the film. All the young people in the film had never acted before and tried their best to make it a success.
Enjoy and share.
Wise words from a very talented young man, someone I can say is my favourite poet.
George the poet