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'Miraculous and Abstract' - Sidewalk Youth Choir and Arts Project

on Tue, 2016-08-23 14:07

After receiving funding from the Art Council Lottery Fund , we were finally able to start our youth choir and arts project in the spring! With the help of community choir leader Rebecca Denniff and Artist David Owen, we went on a ten week creative journey. On this journey we sampled all manner of creative goodness including learning to sing, creating collages and making our own graffiti tags. As the weeks went on, we stated to create lines and phrases, then in true David Bowie style, laid these snippets out on the floor and then started to bring them together into a song. The end result is 'Desolate City' a story of struggle, randomness hardship, joy and hope. It is as one line puts it 'Miraculous and Abstract' all in the same breath. After creating the lyrics we set about laying down some vocals which were recorded and then mixed into a track. To compliment the song we created a video of all the visual projects we had done throughout the journey. This was brought together into a psychedelic collage which captures the fun and the rich diversity of of young people's lives. Thank you to all who were involved and for the support from our funders.

You can watch the final piece here: <iframe width="560" height="315" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

We're Hiring! - Youth Work Project Coordinator Vacancy

on Fri, 2016-05-13 12:25

Were on the look out for a new project coordinator!

We are seeking a pioneering and committed individual to lead our work with young people. Click to find out more.

Sidewalk Youth Project and the Youth Choir!

on Wed, 2016-04-06 13:46

We are very excited to announce that we been successful in our application to The Arts Council for our new creative project! Building on the success of our creative and 'Create n' Craft' group we are branching out into new uncharted territory! We will be working with a local Community Choir leader, Rebecca Denniff and Artist David Owen to form a youth choir and visual arts project. The idea of the group is to give young people the opportunity to sing and shout about their experience of life with all its up and downs. We will be taking inspiration from the folk tales and sea shanty traditions from Scarborough's maritime history to see how young people might interpret them today. If you'd like to come along the group runs from 6:30 to 8pm at The Oasis Centre (Downstairs in Scarborough Christian Centre on Castle Rd, Next to Richardson's Cycles). If you want to fins out more drop us and email on P.S You don't have to be a great singer or artist! All are welcome

REORGANISED: Paintballing trip Monday 11th April. Get in Quick!

on Wed, 2016-02-03 12:28

We've got a Paintballing trip coming up on Monday the 11th of April It's going to be at Dalby Forest Activity Centre and the price is £5* which includes transport!  We are able to offer this substantially reduced price due to funding from local organisations and supporters. If you're interested in coming drop us an email on or txt 07743 44 64 62 and we can send you full details. Places are limited so get in quick.  * If you are unable to afford the fee please do get in touch as we don't want anyone to be excluded because of cost.


Meeting Mr Sentamu

on Wed, 2016-02-03 11:57

We had a surprising visitor to Sidewalk last week, none other than the Archbishop of York John Sentamu! He met us along with his fellow traveller Joanne as part of his pilgrimage across the deanery. Unfortunately due to terrible weather and a lost voice they weren't able to accompany us on a detached session but they stayed with us for around 45 minutes learning about the Sidewalk and our approach. At the end they prayed for us and John shared a word of wisdom. He said that we should let the love between us as a team shine like a light at night. He gave the image of a insects being attracted to that light (hopefully not headbutting us). We were quite challenged by this. We so often talk about our relationships with young people but rarely do we focus on our relationships with each other. Maybe the two are far more connected than we think and in order to develop relationships with young people we need to work on our relationships together. Just a thought?

Mini lifetime achievement awards for three very special people

on Wed, 2015-12-16 12:26

Lifetime Achievement Award

Sidewalk AGM: The Simple Feast 19th October 7PM, The Oasis Centre

on Mon, 2015-10-05 13:02

You are warmly welcomed to Sidewalk's Annual General Meeting on Monday the 19th of Oct
7pm at The Oasis Centre, SCF Church, Castle Rd (Just next to Richardson's Cycles).

This year we be sitting down to have some food together so do come along, find out about our work and share with us on our journey.

All welcome

Much love, Sidewalk

P.s drop us a quick message to to let us know you're coming so we know how much food to bring (There will be loads so don't eat before hand!)


Sidewalk Micro Adventures- Escaping the bordom, seeing what this world has to offer

on Mon, 2015-09-21 15:32

Sidewalk Micro Adventures

A 'Microadventure' (a phrase coined in part by Alastair Humphreys, see his excellent website here is all about getting out there and experiencing what this world has to offer. It's about leaving your comfort zone in order to experience something new.

So if you fancy something different, come and join us on the journey. From mountain biking and wild camping to bushcraft and fishing expeditions, you can help shape the adventure. For our first adventure, we’re planning a mountain bike trip to the trails of Dalby Forest.

If you’re interested drop us a text on 07435 384036 or message us on Facebook

Create n' Craft: Animation and all things Art

on Thu, 2015-08-06 12:17

We had our last Create n' Craft Session just before the summer. It's was a fantastic group and we enjoyed making everything from vintage jewellery to painting murals and playing the weird elephant game with tights on our head (had to be there...) Thanks to everyone who came along. Unfortunately we only had funding for one year so we're on the look out for a new funder for the group. We're hopeful we'll find support for it and be able to start again in the autumn. We'll keep you posted.

In the mean time check our this animation created by one of the young lads at the group. Well over 2000 individual frames went into making it. A masterpiece I think you'll agree.

Sidewalk Needs you!

on Thu, 2015-06-25 12:53

Interested in supporting a local charity? We'd love you to join us!

We're looking for people interested in joining our steering group which is the backbone of the project. We meet every two months and you don't have to give up huge ammounts of time. All you need is a heart for the work of Sidewalk and a willingness to commit some time to supporting the project's development. It's a great chance to help a local charity and share your gifts whatever they may be.

Either call 01723 366186 or email We'd love to hear from you.

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