"VIVA TCFT"

"VIVA TCFT"

Read about Pedro's experience during TCFT 2017 in Sarteano, Italy!

Breathe In, Breathe Out

Breathe In, Breathe Out

Sandra Djuric shares her reflections on what the TCFT experience has been for her.

 ABOUT FREEDOM

ABOUT FREEDOM

Some thoughts about what has been achieved with TCFT and what the future might hold.

Tina Ellen Lee, Artistic Director of Opera Circus and lead organiser of TCFT and the Erasmus + grants 2015 -2017. 

International Day of Tolerance in Srebrenica

International Day of Tolerance in Srebrenica

It was an interesting and beautiful day that achieved its goal by bringing people together for the same cause and developing a better understanding and communication within the society.

TCFT's launch of UNDIVIDED, a national platform for "Brexit" ideas

TCFT's launch of UNDIVIDED, a national platform for "Brexit" ideas

One of the beautiful things about The Complete Freedom of Truth is that it brings together enthusiastic youth organisations and young people, keen to share thoughts and creative pieces of work and who most of all want to collaborate together to form responses to issues effecting their generation.  

One such issue is Brexit. Collaborating with UNDIVIDED, a youth led campaign seeking to gather the views of 1million young people regarding Brexit; TCFT, SLYNCS, representatives of the Community Youth Group Bridport and young people new to the work and philosophy of TCFT gathered for a weekends’ residency to have a creative discussion on this issue.

This was an excellent time for young people to explore what Brexit means to them and to establish what demands they felt were important to be included in the negotiation stage with Government.

Exploring these issues through a creative process, the thoughts produced were then delivered through an immersive sharing performance at the end of the day, which encouraged the audience to themselves participate in conversation around the issues raised in the young people’s performances.

During the two days of discussion, there was a definite move away from the feelings of anger and disappointment which the majority felt towards the outcome of the referendum, to that of productive discussions around what young people want to see from the negotiations. In collaboration with UNDIVIDED, the young people are now uploading their thoughts and demands to the online campaign, which will then form part of the demands which are sent to Government. For other young people who would like to be involved in this process, visit their online platform and have your say!  

This weekend further built upon the relationship between TCFT and SLYNCS, the youth organisation from Blackburn, developing exciting plans for collaboration in the future. It was also an excellent time for young people to gather together, learn from each other, engage in political and social discussion, form friendships, grow in their confidence in publicly sharing their ideas and come away inspired to take these ideas back to their local communities.

Many thanks for the excellent facilitation through Forum and other theatre techniques led by River and Malaika Cunningham, both freelance trainees with Cardboard Citizens.  David Powell created a context for the day by explaining child and young people’s rights and provided some thinking for all of us around the issues of Human Rights and Democracy.

Rory Newbery, Caspar Hulacki, Amy Wisenfeld and Abraham Baldry, youth leaders, led the process with special thanks to Anna Golding.

Thanks to Bridport Arts Centre for the help with theatre tickets for “Labels” a brilliant piece of work around the problems of a young man from a mixed race family by Worklight Theatre.

Thanks to Bridport Town Council for the use of the Town Hall, the Youth Centre and The Stable for their excellent pizzas and the generous Bridport hosts who shared their homes and support.

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Photographs: Robert Golden

Activism, Art and Community Care

Activism, Art and Community Care

Something begins to happen when a group of creative people come together who all care about the same thing. 

Francesco's TCFT 2016 Report

Francesco's TCFT 2016 Report

Francesco, who joined the TCFT community in Bournemouth this summer, shares his report of the fortnight with us. 

Embracing My Truth

Embracing My Truth

"Last year, for me, TCFT was about growing, but this year it's been about healing."

Dim now, but getting brighter

Dim now, but getting brighter

Elise Ruby, TCFT Participant, shares her creative writing after her experience last year with TCFT in Bosnia & Herzegovina

Youth Has Spoken

Youth Has Spoken

YOUTH HAS SPOKEN is a child project with the idea of listening to what young people have to say and trying to help their ideas and be proactive.

At the end of the rainbow

At the end of the rainbow

LIDIJA ANTONOVIC SHARES HER EXPERIENCES FROM A RECENT TRIP TO ANGOLA WHERE SHE LED AND DEVELOPED CREATIVE WORKSHOPS WITH YOUNG PEOPLE LIVING IN ORPHANAGES. 

Where To TCFT? 2016, 2017......

Where To TCFT? 2016, 2017......

Tina Ellen Lee shares some of her past experiences with the people of Srebrenica and the future plans for TCFT moving into 2017.