December 5 2013 Latest news:
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Photographs inspired by Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream speech will be on display for the final time at Camden’s largest street festival this weekend.
Camden-based Youth Sauce has been working with north London photographer Steve Franck on a series of photographic portraits that portray the dreams of Charlton Street residents.
The group’s work will be on show at the Somers Town Festival of Cultures in Charlton Street and Phoenix Road this Saturday.
Youth Sauce director Calvin Solomon said: “The Charlton Street Dreams exhibition at Somers Town Festival will be our final exhibition and another opportunity for the young people to showcase their portraits and all their hard work.
“We hope the exhibition will be enjoyed by everyone in the community.”
This year is the 50th anniversary of King’s speech at the Lincoln Memorial and the march on Washington.
Youth Sauce, a not-for-profit organisation, is one of 12 groups across the country that has taken part in the Dream Series scheme, run by Small Green Shoots, which gives young people not in education, employment or training (NEETs) the opportunity to create their own art, music and poetry in response to King’s hope for the future and gain an accredited Bronze Arts Award qualification.
Small Green Shoots director Natalie Wade said: “Fifty years on and it’s hard not to be inspired by the MLK speech and the march on Washington.
“Through developing the Dream Series projects with the various youth groups across the country we’ve been able share this inspiration with the next generation.”