In 2019 the three Forums were held at Surrey Square Primary School, Bede Youth Adventure Project and Harris Academy Peckham. The Panel who heard from these young people included a Judge, a senior civil servant from the Ministry of Justice, a trauma surgeon, a head teacher, a music teacher, two youth workers, a youth pastor, a Stop & Search consultant, a senior police officer, an academic and a filmmaker.
2020 pre-Covid lockdown saw five Forums. They were held at Blue Elephant Theatre, Surrey Square Primary School, Highshore School, Ark Walworth Academy, and Bede Youth. The event at Walworth Academy attracted a big turnout of pupils, in excess of fifty on the night. They were noisy, articulate and empassioned.
2021 was entirely locked down but early in 2022 two more Forums were held – at Blue Elephant Theatre and Bede Youth – before the project focused entirely on the production of its documentary film “CHANGE OF THOUGHT”.
LET’S TALK ran from 2019 to 2022 and was funded by The Peckham Settlement and London Community Foundation.