Mobile arts units was well used by young people on Kings Heath Square this Friday. All Saints Youth Project have been running workshops throughout the week of half term, and for the final day, the mobile unit supported activities. In the morning a stay and play group from All Saints Community Centre ran halloween activities outside, swiftly followed by a local band from the youth club. Later on Meddy Ranks ran drum workshops from the unit. It was also an opportunity to meet up on a cold day and have some fun.
For me, it was great to see young people on the square in half term playing music and just hanging out. Young people in Kings Heath are seen as responsible for so many of the 'problems' in Kings Heath, while at the same time youth services, library services and other activities are being either cut or reduced.
On November 5th Kitchen Garden Cafe will host a debate on problems in in Kings Heath and what we can do, hosted by University of Birmingham. Key issues already identified in our area has been road safety and anti-social behaviour.