Celebrate the re-launch of Parkside’s Girls Night

As the nights close in, girls and young women living in and around Hackney’s Woodberry Down area will have more reasons to be cheerful this autumn when Parkside Youth Centre re-launches its popular Girls Night on Wednesday 8 October.

The launch event will bring together girls and young women from the local area to take part in an action-packed evening with activities and workshops celebrating opportunities and providing inspiration for young people in the borough.

The Girls Night project is a joint initiative between Hackney Youth Service and Hackney Homes and comes about following the results of consultation and discussion with young people and other service users in the area.

The Youth Service’s annual User Survey, published in December 2007, clearly demonstrated a call for more activities aimed at young women across Hackney. This message was further reinforced by feedback given by young people attending events organised by the Youth Service. Hackney Homes will fund the cost of tutors to support the project for the next six months.

Councillor Rita Krishna, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, said: “I am delighted that we can again offer this invaluable service to girls and young women in the area. It is a testament to the commitment of the Youth Service, in partnership with the community groups it works with, to provide opportunities and activities for young people in the borough.”

Girls Night will take place every Wednesday 6-8.30pm at Parkside Youth Centre, Woodberry Grove, N4, providing girls and young women with the opportunity to take part in an exciting assortment of activities and workshops ranging from confidence building and drama to self defence, art and filmmaking.

For more information about activities at Parkside Youth Centre contact Renee or Busola on 020 8800 6814.