Megzi Pearls Floristry
Megan has lived in East London all her life and moved to Tower Hamlets from Newham after being homeless and spending several years in temporary accommodation with her young son. She set up Megzi Pearls, a social enterprise florist, that offers professional floristry services as well as interactive community workshops.
Nelson’s love for baking and cake decorating started when he lost his job. He started Sandro’s Cakery in 2015, and has created unique, one-off cake commissions for celebrities like Little Mix, and even Stormzy! Nelson is also passionate about empowering young people, especially those with additional and special needs, he does this through delivering creative cake-making sessions.
Sandy is the founder of Skaped, a social enterprise that encourages young people to engage with their human rights through creative arts. Skaped is on a mission to raise awareness of human rights to the future generation and encourage them to get involved in social and political matters around the world, but more importantly, what’s happening on their doorsteps!
The Silver Line Project
Moses is passionate about fitness and mental wellbeing, and has developed The Silver Line Project, a specialist wellbeing programme aimed at empowering people from ‘hard-to-reach’ backgrounds, which has been delivered to housing and community associations, schools and prisons. Moses also delivers corporate wellbeing workshops.
The Film Bunch
Shajna is a filmmaker and founder of The Film Bunch. The Film Bunch hosts monthly events, where they showcase short films from upcoming filmmakers from around the world. They also now host British Sign Language (BSL) community courses. Their mission is to improve access for deaf and hard-of-hearing people to mainstream short films.
The Successful Failure
Moses is the founder of "The Successful Failure" a platform that curates the journeys of influential individuals/ organisations and tells it from an honest and unique perspective; how have they been able to use their failures in order to become successful.
Purple Moon Drama
Cheryl is the Artistic Director at Purple Moon Drama CIC. Purple Moon Drama CIC helps to support young people from disadvantaged backgrounds into employment or further training by helping them to develop their skills as creative practitioners, whilst building their confidence to be able to pursue their own further ambitions. Their work is shown in schools and youth centres.
Tiersha founded Their Voices, a social enterprise that holds open forum discussions that address mental health, social exclusion and the issues affecting young people on a day-to-day basis. Their Voices eliminates the stigma associated with mental health, and addresses the unspoken ‘taboo’.
Nigel Twumasi is the co-founder of Mayamada, a creative brand inspired by anime and manga. Whilst with Social Ark, he developed his #BeCreative workshops, delivered in schools and other youth organisations, and designed to challenge young people to be confident in thinking creatively.
Reuben has used his own Spoken Word performance skills to develop W.A.T.C.H - We Are The Culture Happening. He delivers his Creative Masterclass workshops in schools and other youth organisations to encourage young people to express themselves in a way that is inclusive, non-judgemental and creative.
Rock Solid Inspiration
Jason has mixed his acting and communication skills with an in-depth understanding of the mindsets of at risk young people to developed a unique approach to the challenges they face. Rock Solid Inspirations offers drama therapy workshops to schools, youth organisations and young offenders.
Syderita has used her own lived experiences to set up KidsUGym, an inclusive, socially conscious fitness programme designed specifically for disadvantaged children aged between 10 and 15 who are inactive, unengaged and may need extra support to realise their potential and make friends in their local community.