London 2012 Torch Relay
I would like to see continued art activity as it has opened the door for many of the young people. The project has engaged many of our most vulnerable young people, it has allowed them to come into a positive environment, feel safe and explore strengths and weaknesses. Having a continued project would allow professionals to build and maintain positive relationships that are based on mutuality rather than professional/service user.” Steve Barton – Youth Offending Team Officer, Reading
We worked in partnership with Cranbury College and Reading Youth Offending Team and artists Emma Ghafur and Kenny Baraka – and absolutely delighted to involve Paralympian Team GB Basketball player Louise Sugden. We were SO excited when Louise and her team agreed to wear the Butterfly Tattoo designed by one of the young women during their Paralympic GB wheelchair basketball tournaments.
The artists worked with both groups together and individually, creating new work that was exhibited and performed together as part of the July Torch Relay celebrations in Reading.