He’s a London based singer/songwriter who is friends with Ed.
(This is them performing together, feat. Ed yawn :P)
Anyway, Adam has a new EP coming out soon and he has released a few tracks in advance. They. Are. AWESOME!
Please click HERE to check ‘em out. Share ‘em with your mates, embrace them and dream about them at night :D
(“Sons And Daughters” is my absolute favorite so go give it a listen and message me so we can fangirl together!)
Tonight I got very angry. In the words of Mrs Potato-head at the end of Toy Story , I didn’t forget my angry eyes.
The largest challenge I’ve had in recent months is learning how to challenge the bad behaviour of some of our members, but to still keep an open door policy. For example, take the story of 3 boys who before Christmas were band for 3 months for vandalism and aggressive abusive behaviour to our staff and volunteers. Whilst they were band from being at the cafe during opening hours, I met with them 4 times in my office to talk about their behaviour, how they were and gradually they began to understand the consequence of why their behaviour was so destructive. They also love rap music, so together we began to plan the early stages of a Version 1 Mix tape for the youth cafe. they lads have designed logos, written lyrics and are working towards recording their track alongside some of the cafes singer-songwriter types later in the Easter holidays . I can tell you that there is ALOT of talent in this community. May I also share that like anybody who creates something meaningful using an artistic expression, they have begun to understand themselves, their lives’ purpose and who they are, their identity. I can relate to this also. Art ( whether it be sung, drawn, written or other) has such a phenomenal mysterious was of helping us to articulate the invisible. Something which Alan Kaplan said of his socal work textbook of the same name!
Tonight I had to ban 4 young people for continuously bad behaviour. I don’t even mind the bad behaviour; it was about the lack of willingness to engage with myself or other staff. My challenge is to still pursue them, invite them to my office for a hot chocolate, with marshmallows. All the while attempting to see through to who they really are and who they could become, helping them to reflect on their behaviour a little along the way. If you’re the praying type, please send some prayers up and across for us.
I manage the youth cafe in the basement of a theatre. It’s an amazing space for all young people of all ages (11-18 yrs.) and every demographic, postcode and school. We have nearly 200 members with a footfall of whole lot more. There’s usually always a buzz about the place. It’s a space for young people to hang out, play pool, XBOX, use the IPADS or computers to do homework C.V’s etc, as well as have a chat with one of our youth workers. We also run events like band nights, open mic nights, quiz nights, ready steady cook etc and we are very fortunate to have lots of partners such as the local council, NHS, Connections as well as an amazing Youth work charity called SAYT ( Sevenoaks Area Youth Trust )