participatory youth arts
for individual & community development in Keighley
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About Small World
Small World was set up in May ’99 by local volunteers to provide grass roots, participatory arts in Keighley. Working primarily with young people, using arts to allow individuals to develop and communities to come together through celebration, creative ability & opportunity. Over the last 20 years Small World has worked on a variety of broad range projects with young people from all over Keighley, concentrating on the urban disadvantaged areas, as a means of engaging young people at risk. A lot of work is on-going and as more young people are allowed access to arts, more interest develops and new projects are being planned.
We currently run 6 sessions a week; two Tune Up and Chill Out sessions, Saturday Club drop-in arts session, a musical mums group and Breathing Space – sessions aimed at a slightly older age group offering an antidote to school monitoring and testing. One of our main strengths is consistency of service, in that young people who may come to us in their childhood, often continue to have involvement into adulthood.
We are based at 1 Luton Street, Keighley just down from the Musicians Centre,
click here to find out what’s on.