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Comics Youth Safe Spaces

Safe Spaces is for 13-25 year olds, on:

  • Thursdays – 6-8pm online
  • Saturdays – 3-4:30pm face to face, in the Comics Youth HQ on Tithebarn St, Liverpool City Centre, Suite 3.3

These sessions offer young people the space to develop their writing and creative skills through:

  • workshops;
  • publishing opportunities from our publishing house ‘Marginal’ (which is run by young people, for young people);
  • creating campaign work.

The Safe Spaces sessions are tailored to the groups’ wants and needs, mainly focusing on topics such as inclusivity, safety in the city, mental health and recovery.

We are currently beginning to develop a Trail through Liverpool, compiled of spaces young people feel safe in. We will then use these spaces to showcase their work, writing, poetry, art and more! We will use a podcast to guide visitors around the city explaining the work and reasoning behind the campaign, which is to make young people reclaim their spaces in the city centre and understand what it meant by a ‘safe space’, and how to create them.

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at Tithebarn Street, Liverpool City Centre, The Tempest Building, Suite 3.3

Information

Organisation:

Comics Youth CIC

Contact name:

Emily McChrystal

Contact email:

Type of offer:

Digital/online activity or resource Young people’s opportunity to make, create, compose, or perform Young people’s opportunity to visit, experience and participate in art or culture Young people’s opportunity to review art and culture

Key Stages:

3–5

Cost:

FREE

Session length:

tue- 2 hours, sat-1 hour 30 mins

Capacity:

10

Nature of activity or art form:

Exhibition Film / digital art Literature & reading Visual art ASD/other SEN-friendly Safeguarding in place for vulnerable young people e.g. Looked After Children

Subject or curriculum focus:

Art & design English PSHE

Outcomes for children & young people:

Improved mental health and well-being Raised aspirations Raised attainment Social skills Learning about equality and diversity Future work: careers/employability skills

Venue accessibility:

Lift access
Wheelchair access
Information in large print
Assistance dogs welcome

Notes

If a young person wishes to be involved, once they sign up for membership and select ‘Safe Spaces’ in the drop down option. We will then email them with the instructions on how to get involved and further steps to take like booking into the sessions and reading our community guidelines.