Bar Lane Studios is host to a pop up contemporary Youth Café and creative space between Friday 14 September and Friday 5 October 2012. York Youth Council have brokered a deal with Bar Studios for the next three weeks to host ‘Inspire’ youth café. Paid for by the York Young Peoples Trust in it’s entirety for the coming weeks, the café aims to make a success by providing services and space for young people which are currently under catered for in central York.
Members of York Youth Council have been working on the concept for three years. Having almost secured previous spaces, this is the first occasion that a venue has been found in Bar Lane Studios that support artists and aspiring talent in the city.
The partnership has allowed the young people to take full control of their vision from setting prices to, choosing workshops and attracting their audience which is no mean feat considering all are volunteers who are flexing their entrepreneurial muscles with this project.
Current York Youth Council members range from 11 – 17 and as young people are perfectly placed to provide a service to other young people. Following on from recent campaigns to raise awareness and improve support for young people on topics such as public transport travel prices and poverty in the city (an article on which is published in September’s issue of “One and Other”) means that this group of young people are more acutely aware and therefore best placed to provide what young people need.
By providing a safe, comfortable and easily accessible space, Inspire Café will serve as a café and creative space to host workshops targeted specifically at young people in York up to the age of 18. With the window decorated in words that describe the venue, Inspire is eye catching and set in an open space which can be owned by young people.
Workshops the youth council wish to provide in the future-
- Dance and Arts Workshops
- Music Events
- Design and Print a T-Shirt
- Help Make a Short Film
The youth-friendly prices for fair trade food and drink in the café will include; tea, coffee, hot chocolate, biscuits, sandwiches, juice, cup cakes and chocolate.
If the Pop Up Café project is successful, it’s future could be secured, so the organisers are asking for York’s help to encourage young people to visit the space until the end of September 2012 and prove that there is a need for such a space.
Promising a social welcome, Inspire Youth Café will be open 3:30pm – 9pm every week day and on Saturday until 5pm. Bar Lane Studios can be found at the top of Micklegate at the end near the Bar wall.
For more information contact Sarah Nicholson – [01904 552355] email@example.com or check out their website here.
Events and Workshops
Sat 15 – 12:30 – 2 Lunch club and acoustic music
Monday 17 – 4:30-7pm Film making session to create a short film about the Inspire Cafe £5 per session
Tuesday 18 september – 4-6 pm photo re touching £2 per session
Tuesday 18th september – 6-7:30pm -Zine artist books £2 per session
Wed 19 september 4-5pm Zumba in Bar lane basement -£3 per session
Wed 19 september 6-8 Photography and design -£2 per session
Thursday 20 September Blogging
Friday 21 September – Stone Soup Performance Arts – £2 per session
Saturday 22 September – Lunch club and acoustic music
Monday 24 September – Film making £5 per session
Tuesday 25 September – 4.30 – 6pm Zine Artist books £2
Tuesday 25 September 5 -7pm t-shirt printing £8
Wednesday 26 September – 4-5pm Zumba in Bar lane basement -£3 per session
Wednesday 26 September – 6 -8pm Photography and design £2 per session
Thursday 27 September – 4 – 6pm Photo retouching £2
Friday 28 September 4.30 -5.30pm Stonesoup performance
Friday 28 September 5.30 – 7.30pm Unplugged jam
Saturday 29 September 12.30 – 2pm Lunch club and acoustic music
Saturday 29 September 2.30 -4pm Debate club – the pros and cons of a Youth Cafe
Monday 1 October 4.30 – 7pm Film making £5
Tuesday 2 October 4.30 – 6pm Zine books £2
Tuesday 2 October 6-8pm T-shirt printing £8
Wednesday 3 October 4 -6pm Prepare presentation + 6 8pm Party prep
Thursday 4 October 4 -6pm Prepare presentation + 6 – 9.30pm Party night (DJ)
Friday 5 October 5 – 6pm Presentation, 6-7pm mingle