Young Identity Workshops – Trafford

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Young Identity Workshops – Trafford

Maya Angelou inspired writing workshops

Young Identity will be running Maya Angelou inspired writing workshops in September and October at St John’s Centre in Old Trafford.  Please see below for the exact workshop dates:

  • Saturday 16 Sept (ages 16+)
  • Saturday 23 Sept (ages 16+)
  • Saturday 30 Sept (ages 13 – 25)
  • Saturday 07 Oct (ages 13 – 25)

All of the workshops will run from 11:00am – 1:00pm. For more information and to book a place please contact Event Organiser James Walmsley @

In 1960, Maya Angelou organised an event called Cabaret For Freedom in New York to raise funds for the civil rights campaign of Martin Luther King Jr. St John’s Church and Young Identity will be hosting their own Cabaret For Freedom to raise funds for refugees and asylum seekers living in Old Trafford.

The workshops will lead to an evening of poetry and live music celebrating the work of one of our most prolific and profound poets, Cabaret For Freedom will include performances from Shirley May, SuAndi, Isaiah Hull, Segun Lee-French and Young Identity writers alongside special guests. Presented in partnership with Black History Month and Manchester Literature Festival. This will take place on 14 October. Tickets for the evening will be £6 per person. To book your ticket to this event, please click here.

Proceeds from this event will be donated to the St John’s Centre to support their work with local refugees and asylum seekers

This event is part of Manchester Literature Festival 2017

About St John’s

mission statement

St John’s Centre, Old Trafford, is an independent, community based, voluntary organisation. Through education and recreation they seek to:

  • Promote good relations within their diverse community;
  • Give individuals the opportunity to realise their full potential; and
  • Meet the needs of the present and create a sustainable resource for the future.

what we do

St John’s Centre provide a range of activities including

  • Courses: Computing, Basic Skills (Maths, English and ESOL – English for speakers of other languages), Crafts and many more;
  • Health related activities, including exercise and healthy eating sessions;
  • Opportunities for volunteering;
  • Activities for children and families during school holiday periods.

They also provide space in their building for many community and voluntary groups.


September 16 2017


Date: September 16, 2017
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cost: Free – £6
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St John’s Centre

St John's Road
Manchester, M16 7GX

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0161 872 7795

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Young Identity
Phone: 07932 389092
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