Published on 24 June 2022

Deptford Adventure Playground set to host the Climate Home Summer Festival

In Partnership with SOUNDS LiKE CHAOS and The Albany as part of We are Lewisham

This Summer, Youth First will be hosting the Climate Home Festival of Action and Resistance, curated by local young people in partnership with SOUNDS LiKE CHAOS and the Albany.

The festival will have a fantastic range of events and workshops based at the Deptford Adventure Playground. Young people will be able to join this space throughout the summer as a resource for art and performances, with sessions in poetry, fashion, future designs, dance, construction and more. 

Open adventure play sessions targeted at ages eight to 14 will also take place alongside optional guided creative activities, including multi-sports, butterfly-handling and nerf-gun battles.

The programme will feature several creative organisations and collectives who will facilitate this project, including Lewisham Youth Theatre, The Unknown, REZON8, Alchemy, Playing On, Standards, Heart n Soul, Love 2 Dance, Staying Out Collective and more. Young people will also build an exciting new stage in collaboration with Practice Architecture and Build Up.

Local young people will also access professional experience, employment, training and leadership opportunities.

Jersey, 17, a young person who has attended Deptford Adventure Playground since the age of 12 and describes it as “a second home”, has been allowed to help organise a community day party event as part of the festival. 

She commented, “I’m happy to get this opportunity because I’ve been coming to Youth First for a very long time,” whilst inviting “family and friends” to the event where they can “all come together here and have fun”.

Find out about all the exciting events and workshops happening as part of the Climate Home Festival on our website and stay updated with how it’s going across our social media platforms @youthfirstldn on Instagram and Twitter and @youthfirstlondon on Facebook.


This project is supported by: The Mayor of London, Arts Council England, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Lewisham Homes, The Mayor of London's Creative Enterprise Zone, Jack Petchey Foundation, The National Lottery Community Fund: Together for our Planet, IKEA UK & The National Lottery Community Fund: Places Called Home.

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