Local Youth Create Teen Zone

BlueFire, in collaboration with Splattervan, ran a week-long workshop with teenagers from North Inner City Dublin. The young people came from CDETB’s separated children’s programme (unaccompanied refugees), Stoneybatter Youth Services and Bradog Youth Centre. The awe-inspiring teenagers collaborated beautifully to develop our Teen Zone for BlueFire Street Fest. They created meaningful street art murals – representing issues that matter to them, and acquired the skills and confidence to facilitate their zone at BlueFire Street Fest on September 16th. Make sure to come along on the day to see all that they’ve created and feel inspired as much as we’ve felt during our week with them!

This collaboration is part of BlueFire Street Fest’s mission to ensure that the festival is so much more than one day can provide. By bringing together people in the lead up, we can build meaningful relationships between locals from different cultures, instill confidence in young people by empowering them to create an element of BlueFire Street Fest, and ensure the local community feel a sense of ownership in what is produced at the festival.

“The more we increase the active participation and partnership with young people, the better we serve them. … And the more comprehensively we work with them as service partners, the more we increase our public value to the entire community.”