Youth Stand-up in Lewes

by Flick Menteath in Lewes, England, United Kingdom


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This project will only be funded if at least £5,000 is pledged by January 26th 2020 at 11:10am

A mobile creative coaching space for young adults to reflect, perform and grow through spoken word, theatre, and stand-up comedy.

by Flick Menteath in Lewes, England, United Kingdom

Better futures through the arts!

Involvement with arts and culture is crucial to imagination, self-expression and creativity in young people. It also develops the skills that fuel the success of the UK’s creative industries, and that will result in the next generation of creative talent across the country...

Now let me tell you about what we are doing...

I'm the founder of Youth Impact Studio: a youth led creative coaching practice that identifies innovation opportunities at its earliest stage in young people, third sector organisations, and educational institutions that also work directly with young people. 


Here are just a few good reasons...


We are offering an 8 week creative coaching and performance programme bringing together young people aged 15-17 from all different backgrounds to mix, and grow together creating a network of trust and lasting connection. The programme will conclude with a showdown production hosted by the All Saints Theatre in Lewes – and you are all invited!  

  • Enables a deeper reflection of self, and impact on others
  • Creates a peer support network by bringing young people from different backgrounds together and growing and a sense of community
  • Creates a platform for individuals to find their truth and tell their stories in creative ways
  • Challenges perceptions, develops new skills and builds confidence in a safe and supportive environment
  • Grows peer relationships and a better understanding of self, and one another
  • Promotes well-being and establishes communities of support


We are pulling in some of the best known local artists, comedians, performers, and charities to deliver workshops on expression, performance, story telling, rap, spoken word, and music production with a very special VIP guest appearance at the final show! 

Youth Impact Studio are pleased to announce AudioActive will be busting out some workshops for our young adults and supporting their development towards the final showdown! For those that are not familiar - AudioActive is a ground-breaking music organisation, working with young people at the meeting point of technology and contemporary urban culture. For them, music is an end in itself as well as a tool for social change, education and personal development.

Youth Impact Studio are also teaming up with Comedian Toni Kent, author, writer and stand up performer who's dedicated to truth, humour and the power of stories!


  • Social Mixing – providing more young people with opportunities to engage with those who are from different backgrounds to them
  • A deeper reflection of self, and impact on others
  • A peer support network by bringing young people from different backgrounds together and growing and a sense of community
  • Individuals to explore and tell their stories in creative ways
  • Individuals to challenge perceptions, develop new skills, and build confidence in a safe and supportive environment
  • Individuals to learn how to nurture relationships and enable a better understanding of self, and of one another
  • Promoting well-being and establishing communities of support


  • Access to counselling and wellbeing sessions during and after the programme
  • Travel expenses for young people – enabling a wider geographic reach
  • Props, materials, lighting, sound technician and use of relevant equipment
  • Venue hire 
  • Psychometric profiling for all participants 
  • Refreshments
  • Guest speakers/artists


Youth Impact Studio want to create opportunities and a legacy beyond the programme offering an opportunity for all graduates to come on board and be part of the growth and reach of Youth Impact Studio targeting some of the most deprived parts of the South East.  We need young co-designers to help develop our future projects growing skills in leadership, facilitation, and project design.  

Please dig deep, share, and take action in shaping the future for young people!

All additional funds will be put towards phase two of this project, enabling us to roll this out across Youth Offending Institutions, and some of the hardest-hit schools in the South East. 

THANK YOU #youthimpactstudio <3


41% of young offenders have experienced childhood bereavement

700,000 young carers in the UK

93,000 ‘looked after’ children and young people in the UK

83,000 homeless young people in the UK

1 in 20 young people have been sexually abused

80,000 young people suffer from severe depression

1 in 7 11-15 year olds have special educational needs

Half of transgender young people have attempted suicide

20% of 10-24 year olds are from an ethnic minority

13% of under-19s live in deprivation




This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£500 or more

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I want to be an ultimate sponsor for Youth Impact!

WE ARE OFFERING A FREE TASTER TEAM DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP FOR OUR TOP SPONSORS! You will also be a VIP special guest with a front-row ticket to the final performance at All Saints theatre, you will receive a glass of bubbly on arrival, and presented with our very special award on the night. We would love to shout about our sponosrs by having your logo/name across all our marketing materials. You will become a proud sponsor of Youth Impact Studio

£10 or more

I want to donate - because I believe!

We will give you a proud shout out across social media or promote your business, idea, or project, and would love to divert followers to your pages!

£30 or more

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I want a ticket to the show!

You are going to get a shout out across social media, and a ticket to the final production - Wohoo!

£100 or more

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I want to be a super donor!

You will get a front-row ticket to view the final performance at All Saints Theatre. We would love to shout about our super-donors by having your logo/name across all our marketing materials. You will receive a special thanks on the night and will be awarded a special gift from a local business at the end of the night - wohoo!

Let's make 'Youth Stand-up in Lewes' happen

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