Youth Arts & Skills

Do you want to get creative, learn new skills and make a difference?

We have two current projects for Wellingborough residents aged 13 – 18 and they are both FREE! If you’re interested in either project, please complete the form here and we’ll be in touch.

Volunteer with us to design Fresh Fest

Aged 13-18yrs and living in Wellingborough? We’re excited to invite you to collaborate with us on an upcoming event tailored for local young people during this October half-term.

Recently, we’ve engaged with various groups of young individuals who have expressed a desire for more youth-centric activities in Wellingborough.  aims to address this need by not only uncovering and showcasing existing opportunities but also by discovering what additional experiences you’d like to see in your community.

We’re on the lookout for volunteers who can join us in shaping this event, making it engaging and relevant for people your age, and ensuring it aligns with your preferences. Our plan is to meet once a week after school throughout September and October in Wellingborough, at times that suit the group’s availability. During these sessions, we’ll delve into creative activities and dive into event planning.

If you’re eager to be part of this exciting venture, you can reach out to our Youth Project Co-ordinator Becky Carrier by emailing:

Workshop OneWed 27th September6:30pm-8pmVictoria Centre NN8 1HR
Workshop TwoSat 30th September1pm-4pmVictoria Centre NN8 1HR
Workshop ThreeWed 4th October6:30pm-8pmVictoria Centre NN8 1HR
Workshop FourSat 7th October1pm-4pmVictoria Centre NN8 1HR
Workshop FiveWed 11th October6:30pm-8pmVictoria Centre NN8 1HR
Workshop SixSat 14th October1pm-4pmVictoria Centre NN8 1HR
Fresh Fest 2023Sat 21st October11am-4pmVictoria Centre NN8 1HR
Full address:  Victoria Centre, 46-50 Palk Rd, Wellingborough NN8 1HR | Link to map

Fresh Fest 2023

Saturday 21st October | 11am-4pm | Victoria Centre

Fresh Fest is a free event for Wellingborough young people 11-18yrs to discover activities that are aimed at them in the town and share their ideas for new initiatives.

Local young people can drop in across the day to take part in free creative activities, meet local activity providers and tell us what else they think the town needs on our graffiti wall. Local organisations will be offering hands-on tasters of their activities, spanning the realms of arts, music, sports, dance, and community engagement.

FRESH FEST 2023 – Find out more >

Creative Social Entrepreneur programme

If you’re aged 13 – 18, live in Wellingborough and have an idea about something that could be done to improve an issue facing local people, we’d love to talk to you about it and work with you to make it a reality. You can come to us with just the start of an idea or something fully formed. You can come on your own or with friends. We will run free sessions to support you to make it happen.

The schedule will be flexible to fit around you. You can do work with us in person or remotely.

We can also work with schools or youth groups, so if you are someone who works with young people, you are also welcome to email to get in touch with Becky Carrier, our Youth Projects Co-ordinator.

We Are Here Exhibition (February half-term)

About the Youth Forum

Youth, Arts & Skills Wellingborough has set up a Youth Forum of young people who get creative and use that creativity to make a difference locally with social action projects. The project aims to develop young people’s transferable skills and their creativity as well as giving them a platform locally to make a difference in their community.

YAS Music project (Nov – Dec 2022)

Previous Youth Projects

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Updated 25th August 2023

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