Y2K turns 18 on 16th June 2019 (the anniversary of the official opening of the building) and the young people will be marking this ‘coming of age’ with Big Birthday Bash community event.
Sponsored by Big Lottery Awards for All, the project will open doors to all those who have been involved with Y2K over the past 18 years – young people accessing the project, staff and volunteers past and present. At the heart of the Mayfield and Easthouses communities since 2000, Y2K has been shaped by so many people and we hope to welcome everyone back to enjoy meeting up with old friends, share some memories and find out what we are up to in 2019
The Awards for All funding enabled us to have Fraser Gray, a fantastic mural artist, work with the young people over the past 6 months to design and install a new garden wall mural. We have also involved local community members in the creation of a new seating area in the back-garden area, had lots of support from the Unpaid Work/Community Payback team and had volunteers from ‘Marks and Spencer’ (Straiton) and ‘Chiene and Tait’ accountants in to help prepare for the event.
We are all very excited by how the Big Birthday Bash project has come together and the young people are now looking forward to enjoying the fruits of their labours over the extended summer break. They will now have an additional vibrant and welcoming space to hang out with friends while they get involved with fun and interesting activities.
Breaking News: Our young people are going to be part of an exciting public art project taking place in St. Andrew’s Square in Edinburgh in July when they will work with Fraser to help install a collage mural – Watch this space!