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October 11th 2017 | Mary Brown | Comments - 0

100 young employees

holly sydney 2

Sydney Milner and Holly Coleman are our latest new apprentices and their recruitment means we have employed 100 young people since taking on the management of Platform youth hub in 2011. In an additional milestone, over 50% of our employees are now aged 16-25.

Holly, now our bookings coordinator said: “I decided to do an apprenticeship ...

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April 4th 2017 | Jonathan Gibbs | Comments - 0

I'm Here


It surely cannot be that difficult. Count the number of young people coming to Lift, Platform and Rose Bowl so we can monitor how well we are doing. Just ask them to sign in on a piece of paper, right? Then someone just has to transfer the data from that piece of paper to a spreadsheet, perhaps, or better still a database.

But that regula...

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January 15th 2016 | Mary Brown | Comments - 0

Cabinet Office Surprise Booking

Staging and cameras appear in the Yellow Hall

The Isledon year started off with a mystery. The Cabinet Office rang bookings on Tuesday: have we got two halls for 130 people, a room to set up a press office, plus private parking, for an unspecified senior cabinet minister’s press event the following Monday?

It was very early in the year, so unusually we did have all the space at sho...

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February 10th 2015 | Mary Brown | Comments - 0

Things are looking rosy

rosebowl square

We have three very good bits of news. First, our contract to run Here To Islington, connecting volunteers to local projects, has been extended for another year. Second, we have been awarded the contract to manage Lift and Platform youth hubs for at least another two years. And third, Islington Council and Friends of the Rose Bowl have awarded us...

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October 16th 2014 | Mary Brown | Comments - 0

Time To Take Over

Shazzy, Deputy Young Mayor and Hiba, Young Mayor

National Takeover Day gives young people the chance to work with adults for the day and be involved in decision-making. Young people benefit from the opportunity to experience the world of work and make their voices heard, while adults and organisations gain a fresh perspective on what they do. The aim is to break down barriers between generatio...

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July 30th 2014 | Lowell Black | Comments - 0

Platform Summer Summit


This summer, Platform is calling together Islington’s young people for our first Creative Summit. We are asking the question – does creativity even matter?

Over five days young delegates will meet our team of ‘catalysts’, professionals from across different sectors who will introduce or challenge us to think about the role creativ...

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May 6th 2014 | Mary Brown | Comments - 0

Lift's Got Talent Easter Showcase

Sheldon and Shanaz

This Easter’s Lift’s Got Talent Easter Showcase was bigger than ever. More than 200 people attended the show that was hosted by the young team at Lift including Shanaz Shaw, deputy young mayor of Islington, and Sheldan O’Garro, Isledon’s youth engagement associate.

January 15th 2014 | Adam Husler | Comments - 0

Christmas Day at Lift

Lift Christmas dinner was enjoyed by 30 young people

Before we leave 2013 behind we would like to let you know of some excitement that happened at Lift on Christmas day.

For Christmas dinner we had the pleasure of welcoming 30 young care leavers at an event  delivered by 25 Twelve, supported by Islington Council, Brook and the Lift team.

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November 26th 2013 | Mary Brown | Comments - 0

An award winning team at Lift

Lift Business Planning Group

Lift Business Planning Group

The members of the Lift Business Planning Group are celebrating winning the Islington Young Voice Award. The prize was made extra special as the awards ceremony, with over 100 guests in attendance, was hel...

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October 21st 2013 | Mary Brown | Comments - 0

Jacob takes on production


Welcome to Jacob Fevrier-Pickering  who is our new Production Facilities apprentice at Platform.  His duties will include helping with lighting rigging and sound systems for live events, setting up projection and computer equipment and giving advice and help to customers. In addition, Jacob will be undertaking formal training in Cultural Venue...

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