Actionwork in partnership with the I Power I Crew and in association with North Somerset Council presents the premier youth participation event of the year.
The National I Power I Anti-Bullying Conference for Young People
See the latest details at the ipoweri conference website
In keeping with our innovative tradition and in consultation with our international partners we will also be introducing the international anti-bullying festival for young people. This is a two-day event, held on the first 2 days of anti-bullying week.
The theme for this years anti-bullying week is that of the ‘Bystander’, this will be reflected in the conference. As usual all young delegates’ places will be free. As in previous years we will have young people from all over the UK attending as delegates.
It will be a fantastic uplifting and positive event with young people contributing from all over Britain and abroad. This years programme will include youth presentations, songs, poetry, workshops, awards, programmes and a variety of creative practice in dealing with issues of bullying. In addition we will see a variety of anti-bullying experts, researchers and practitioners informing us about their work. Also special guests and VIP's will be on the guest list providing music, drama and positive role models for young people.
Performers include the fantastic singining sensation Lhamea, International dance troupe 'Elevate', Bully Beat Crew, A Government Cabinet Minister, Dream Rapper Freddie Drakes Thomas, the sweet mellow vibes of Sharika, and a secret VIP list.
Further programme details including surprise guests and special programme elements will be announced shortly.
Delegates places, and speakers slots are already starting to book up. If you would like to get involved, give a presentation, or you have a good idea for a workshop, would like to have an exhibition stand space for your organisation, or would like to book places for your students to attend then please contact us.
Apply now to attend the I Power I Anti Bullying Conference for Young People
Actionwork is a film, theatre and education company specialising in anti-bullying events for young people. Actionwork makes films with and for young people and provides fantastic theatre in education including the world renouned show 'Silent Scream'.
I Power I is a non profit organisation with its own young management group that produces anti-bullying events for young people by young people, including the first ever UK national anti-bullying conference for young people in 2003. I Power I has been supported by Actionwork, the Department for Education & Skills (DfES), Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA), Capital Radio, Persula Foundation, Bridge House Trust, Playtherapy UK, Rowan International, Save The Children, NSPCC, New Nation, Eastern Eye, Avon Salt, the National Union of Teachers (NUT) & a range of schools & small groups across the country.
North Somerset Council is a progressive and innovative Local Authority putting the needs of young people high up on the agenda. North Somerset provides a wide range of services for young people and was one of the first local authorities to create a special youth run cafe and bar just for young people in the centre of Weston Super Mare.
The Winter Gardens is one of the leading venues in the South West of England. 10 minutes from the M5, Inter-city trains glide into town from London and Birmingham, Bristol Airport is less than 30 minutes away by road, and the venue is only seconds away from the sea.
This event is currently being funded by Actionwork, Department for Education and Skills, North Somerset Council, Save the Children Fund, and Avon Salt. If you would like to donate to this important event then please contact us, we are still looking for additional funding partners.
For more details about this event please write to: National Anti-Bullying Conference for Young People, PO Box 433, WSM, Somerset BS24 0WY, e-mail andy (at) bully.org , or tel 01934 815163. Website: ipoweri