UpSTart’s latest dates for summer Creative Days Out and street sessions

Creative Day Out

Wednesday 17th July 2019

10:30-12:30 Arts and Music Session

12:30-13:30 Make and eat pizza

13:30-15:00 Arts session

Street Sessions

Get involved in arts and music activities in your neighbourhood!

Bewcastle Grove, Mowmacre Hill (next to the Mowmacre Playground)

Monday 15th July, Monday 22nd July, Saturday 20th July, Saturday 27th July


UpSTart uses fun creative activities to engage young people from New Parks, Beaumont Leys, Stocking Farm and Mowmacre Hill who need support. It provides focused arts and personal development options that will help with young people’s motivation, self-confidence and communication skills, leading onto tailored support to move on and achieve their goals in life.

Stage 1 – ENGAGE –  free blocks of creative activities sessions run in schools, youth clubs, community venues and on the street.

Stage 2 – DEVELOP -Structured programmes of activity and support run from the Soft Touch premises on New Walk, including the chance to gain Arts Award accreditation, to have a mentor, to work towards having exhibitions and performances, to volunteer and have work experience.

Stage 3 – PROGRESS – tailored one-to-one support allowing participants to move on and achieve their goals in life – from personal relationships to employment or education.

Get Involved

Find out how you can get involved with us


STart began in February 2012 and has been ongoing ever since; however due to the funding running out we are looking for new sponsors!

Mentors needed to work with young people - apply now for our summer intake.