Thanks to all the young people from the 2010 Mad Pride Youth Event who participated in the recording of our very first CD! This CD will be available for sale at this years event. Huge love must go out to the extremely talented Busty Beatz and Candy B for making it all possible… here’s a sneak peak of what it sounds like.
THIS IS MAD PRIDE featuring Lana Shaw & Candy B

Weave, formerly known as South Sydney Youth Services, will open a full-time Arts Centre in Eveleigh within the next few months, enabling the organisation to expand their existing arts-based opportunities for socially excluded young people, women and families to even more members of the local community.

This new arts centre is a direct result of the successful Mad Pride Youth Events produced by Weave’s Speak Out, Dual Diagnosis team since 2007.

Speak Out will co-locate to the new Arts Centre providing therapeutic support to young people aged 12-28. Support involves case work, counselling, family therapy, housing support, group work, project work and community development initiatives. Headspace will also co-locate providing young people access to clinical services and registered psychologists.

The Weave Arts Centre, which will be located on Wilson Street alongside CarriageWorks, is envisioned as an opportunity to create pathways for marginalised people and to engage them in creative, productive and supportive programs that enhance their artistic skills and improve their overall wellbeing; physically, mentally, emotionally and socially.

Services provided will include the supply of all materials and equipment, a venue for work, artistic advice, technical support, marketing services and exhibitions. The Weave Arts Centre aims to participate in approximately five exhibitions each year, on site gallery exhibitions and creative workshops.

So – could this be the new location for the 2011 Mad Pride Youth Event… you’ll have to wait and see.

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Posted: 25th November 2010 by admin in New announcements
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Mad Pride Youth Event is on again in 2011 – and we are seeking young people to help make it happen.

Join our THINK-TANK and suggest your ideas to make this event the best ever. Learn Event Management and hang with other like-minded creative young people.

So what happens? Each week we meet to discuss everything to do with the event from who the headliner acts should be, what the poster should look like, even what type of food to serve. Then when the event kicks off THINK-TANK members help to event run smoothly by assisting backstage or even announcing acts!

Pretty much you determine your role… but the main thing is – we want your ideas… and we listen to them and make them happen.

Contact mardi@ssys.org to register your interest.

Mad Pride Youth Event is on again!!!

Posted: 12th November 2010 by admin in New announcements

Yes – It’s official… the Mad Pride Youth Event will be staged again in 2011… this time – bigger and brighter… and in a new location (but that’s a secret for now!)

So stay tuned for details… the 2011 event is shaping up to be huge – and features some of your favourite events like the talent quest, cinema and exhibition… along with new programs that will get everyone participating.