Monthly Archives: February 2012

Recycle, reuse, reduce!

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Quick update on how our recycling project is going (mainly the cardboard birds), who knew you could make such lovely things out of old scraps. The work will feature in our upcoming exhibition in Redditch, fronted by our Art Club with help from artist Rich Inwood – more details will follow in the next few months when we have created even more masterpieces and secured a venue.

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Aspergers friendly group games, your ideas needed!

Our Spectrum Club, a youth group for young people with Aspergers is growing in numbers and our younger group ( aged 10-15) are stuggling with the concept of group games. One game of Pictionary later and we were left puzzled and mentally exhausted through trying to make a success of the game. We are persistent though and are determined to try a new game every session with the aim of improving their social skills within group settings.

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When Art Attacked – Canvass and wall based art

We have such a diverse collection of art at the Your Ideas centre it would be criminal not to share it.

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Introducing our WIG group, not to be confused with WAG’s!

At Your Ideas Redditch, WIG stands for the With It Group, a name aptly chosen by it’s members. This group meets fortnightly and is for locals aged 50+ and is a great opportunity to get together, have a laugh and enjoy some good homemade cake and a nice cuppa!

Our members tell us they enjoy the diverse activities on offer and how the sessions make them feel young.

Take a look at our slideshow to see some of the activities our group have got up to since they started…

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Love Your Community this Valentines day!

Happy Valentines Day from all at Your Ideas Redditch!

Our theme is Love your community and here are some helpful tips on how to improve your community love life.

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Your Ideas weekly digest!

Another busy week at Your Ideas, not uncommon the week before half term though! Apologies for the lack of posts.

So here is a quick round up of what has happened at the project…

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Lights, camera, action!

On Friday we transformed our lounge room into a film set to record interviews with young people for our Health Improvement Fund short films. We are looking to document young peoples opinions on sexual health and relationships in the digital story format. Chris Bradley the film maker was excellent as always and we can’t wait to see the edited versions.

The final products will be shown in schools and youth establishments as an SRE resource made by young people, for young people.

Here are a few sneaky pics, including some of the lads striking some poses in front of the backdrop – they just couldn’t help themselves!

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About Me – Daniel Vipond.

We would like to introduce you to some of our amazing members who help make Your Ideas Redditch great! Dan was more than happy to be the first to give it a go and give you an incite into our project from his point of view. Enjoy 🙂

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