LIVE Futures: the movie

24 July 2007

Gordy bigs up LIVE

Gordon Brown has included LIVE Futures Directors Sam and Michelle in a new book he has written called "Britain's Everyday Heroes".

Launched today, the book tells the story of 33 ordinary people from the UK whose willing commitment to a cause or a community has informed or inspired the new Prime Minister.

In the book, Gordon writes:

"They are doing something unique: applying one of the most modern
techniques, youth marketing, to one of the most enduring challenges,
helping young people fulfill their potential.

What is most striking about Sam and Michelle is the ease with which they combine business acumen and drive with care and empathy for each of the young people whose lives they touch.

They have created a dynamic business and a safe and welcoming place
that engages young people on their terms and gives them opportunities
to develop their talents and ambitions.

Sam and Michelle have very big ambitions for how their model could
spread, and hearing them explain not only the values but the logic
that underpins their work, one can't but help feel they may just have
what it takes to realise their dreams."

Buy Britain's Everyday Heroes here

All royalties from the book will go to Community Links

18 July 2007

A Tale of Two Emmas

LIVE is delighted to have recently welcomed Emma Warren and Emma Ellwood-Russell into the project team. Emma Warren has joined us as senior mentor and education officer, in a post funded by the Tom ap Rhys Price Memorial Trust, having been a LIVE mentor for many years. Emma Ellwood-Russell is LIVE’s new project manager, who joins us from the integrated marketing firm Exposure.

Read more about them here

17 July 2007

Third instalment of Beautiful South due for August

After the rampant success of the last one, the NFT’s LIVE-sponsored film night returns in August. Tickets are priced only £2, to see exciting young film-making talent from around south London, including a submission from LIVE’s very own film-making crew.

Get the details here

16 July 2007

LIVE gets a job lot from ITV

A group of around 10 volunteers from ITV came to LIVE on June 15th to work one-on-one with LIVE’s young people on the next stage after education or training. Offering tailored support in CV writing, interview techniques and application forms, the day was organised as part of the London Better Together day.

Most importantly, of course, the day featured a trip to Brixton hotspot and favourite dating venue Nando’s for all the volunteers and young people.

15 July 2007

LIVE makes a Play in Lambeth

Lambeth youth service have commissioned LIVE’s design and editorial team to create a version of their 10-year play strategy that can be easily digested by a wide age range of readers.

The strategy document will be designed by LIVE’s Melissa Gibbons, 21, and the text has been revised in consultation with LIVE Editor Mahta Hassanzedah.
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