Current and past projects

Here are some of our current and past projects.

Animation Experimentation is run by a group of young people. As a group we are developing an understanding of culture and being yourself – you have to communicate with others and find out more about other people’s backgrounds and what they like and dislike, because it’s not all about judging others.

The band started as a Soft Touch youth project which fused Samba and Urban music. Lots of young people took part and were introduced to music that they would not normally play or get involved in

The books are designed to encourage students to progress with reading English and all the stories and photos were put together by a group of young people who themselves receive support with English.

In 2011 Soft Touch worked with Mayflower School on a Creative partnerships project. Working around 3 themes of: Space (year 5), the Victorians (year 4) and treasure (year 3).

Braid Women’s Group was meeting on Wednesdays at Sure Start St Matthews from 11 am to 1 pm. There was a crèche for children 6 months – 5 years old. The sessions were running until the end of December 2010 and were informal – allowing asylum seeker, refugee and other newly arrived women to meet, share and learn arts and crafts skills.

MASH-UP BASELINE is a project funded by YOUTH MUSIC. Taster sessions started in October 2010.