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PBUK Cultural Awareness Event

Four young people put on arts and food event to raise awareness of cultural diversity and understanding

About the Project

Four Young Leaders with support from PBUK and SE1 United ran a cultural awareness event after being challenged by recent cultural social issues such as the riots in Baltimore. The group felt that today’s society did not have the best understanding of different backgrounds so wanted to put on an event that would address this through performances & speakers, street art and cuisine from a range of cultures.

After sourcing space for the event in Poplar Market from Somewhereto_ ( the Young Leaders worked for 10 weeks to plan every aspect of the event which was the first time undertaking this process for many of the team.

The Impact

The Cultural Exhibition saw a total of 47 people attend from the local community ranging from ages 4 to 57 years old. The event was a nice way to bring the community together. The Young Leaders did a fantastic job planning, organising and managing the event on the day with the majority of those who attended reporting back positive feedback.

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Future Developments

The Young Leaders involved in the event completed a nationally recognised Project Management Qualification which will help them in their future academic and professional lives. Fabien, the young person who led on the event, is keen on starting his own business, using food to promote diversity in modern society. This event was a fantastic stepping stone for him in his future endeavours.


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Peabody is funding 11-25 year olds to develop their own projects, trips and events for other young people in their local area.

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