Break-dancing and hip-hop classes help youngsters express themselves at special event in Boscombe

Bournemouth Echo: HEADS UP: Student Yazan Abbas, left, tries some break dancing with Cameron Cairns, 10 HEADS UP: Student Yazan Abbas, left, tries some break dancing with Cameron Cairns, 10

A BOSCOMBE retail destination was transformed at the weekend by colourful graffiti and pounding music.

But the temporary changes are all for a good cause, as a group of Bournemouth University students hosted event Urban Wayz for a youth community gro up.

Cydney Wigglesworth, 23, said everything from body popping to DJ workshops was on the agenda for young people in the Sovereign Centre on Saturday.

“We decided to do something for the Community Youth Project Shop, which helps to inspire disadvantaged young people through creativity,” she said.

“We’ve got break dancing, graffiti, hip-hop classes and more happening here.”

Cydney joined four other students on her events and leisure marketing course to organise the day.

She said: “We’ve had so much fantastic local support. Graffiti artists from Redtail Studio in Bournemouth are coming in, and we’ve got Dorset-based DJs and dancers from Rockit in as well to hold classes. The aim is to promote music, dance and arts for young people.”

Although the day was aimed at teenagers, the student said everyone had been welcome to join in.

“Some people have a negative view of Boscombe,” she said.

“But we’ve got a great opportunity here to help people express themselves through lots of different ways, like music and art.”

The Community Youth Project Shop was established to help young people to engage in the regeneration of Boscombe.

It offers support, advice, guidance, business advice and creative workshops with partner groups, which includes Bournemouth Integrated Youth Service, YMCA, Guidance for Youth and more.

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3:33pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Bob49 says...

"a retail destination" ?

what on earth kind of mumbo jumbo is that ?
"a retail destination" ? what on earth kind of mumbo jumbo is that ? Bob49
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4:02pm Thu 10 Apr 14

BournemouthMum says...

Urban Wayz - how pathetic. Why can't they 'express themselves' through traditional arts - theatre workshops or music lessons for example? “Some people have a negative view of Boscombe,” she said...' And this helps improve that view? I think not.
Urban Wayz - how pathetic. Why can't they 'express themselves' through traditional arts - theatre workshops or music lessons for example? “Some people have a negative view of Boscombe,” she said...' And this helps improve that view? I think not. BournemouthMum
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4:36pm Thu 10 Apr 14

BoscVegas says...

BournemouthMum wrote:
Urban Wayz - how pathetic. Why can't they 'express themselves' through traditional arts - theatre workshops or music lessons for example? “Some people have a negative view of Boscombe,” she said...' And this helps improve that view? I think not.
break dancing is quite traditional it has been around since the 1980s anything that older that is ancient.
[quote][p][bold]BournemouthMum[/bold] wrote: Urban Wayz - how pathetic. Why can't they 'express themselves' through traditional arts - theatre workshops or music lessons for example? “Some people have a negative view of Boscombe,” she said...' And this helps improve that view? I think not.[/p][/quote]break dancing is quite traditional it has been around since the 1980s anything that older that is ancient. BoscVegas
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4:39pm Thu 10 Apr 14

BoscVegas says...

BoscVegas wrote:
BournemouthMum wrote:
Urban Wayz - how pathetic. Why can't they 'express themselves' through traditional arts - theatre workshops or music lessons for example? “Some people have a negative view of Boscombe,” she said...' And this helps improve that view? I think not.
break dancing is quite traditional it has been around since the 1980s anything that older that is ancient.
as you can see they didn't teach grammar after 1980 either but I'm sure you get the jist ;)
[quote][p][bold]BoscVegas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BournemouthMum[/bold] wrote: Urban Wayz - how pathetic. Why can't they 'express themselves' through traditional arts - theatre workshops or music lessons for example? “Some people have a negative view of Boscombe,” she said...' And this helps improve that view? I think not.[/p][/quote]break dancing is quite traditional it has been around since the 1980s anything that older that is ancient.[/p][/quote]as you can see they didn't teach grammar after 1980 either but I'm sure you get the jist ;) BoscVegas
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10:06am Fri 11 Apr 14

TalkToTheTrees says...

BournemouthMum wrote:
Urban Wayz - how pathetic. Why can't they 'express themselves' through traditional arts - theatre workshops or music lessons for example? “Some people have a negative view of Boscombe,” she said...' And this helps improve that view? I think not.
These children can literally do nothing right by you, can they?

If they were hanging around on the street and saying there was nothing to do, you'd complain about them; they get up and take part in an activity that is both creative and active, you complain about them not doing the right activity.

The reason why people have a negative view of Boscombe is not because of these young people, or the enterprising students helping them; it is because of the tired, outdated views of people like you, wishing for a idealised past that never actually existed. If you care enough to criticise people who are actually doing something on here, then why not go and do something yourself.
[quote][p][bold]BournemouthMum[/bold] wrote: Urban Wayz - how pathetic. Why can't they 'express themselves' through traditional arts - theatre workshops or music lessons for example? “Some people have a negative view of Boscombe,” she said...' And this helps improve that view? I think not.[/p][/quote]These children can literally do nothing right by you, can they? If they were hanging around on the street and saying there was nothing to do, you'd complain about them; they get up and take part in an activity that is both creative and active, you complain about them not doing the right activity. The reason why people have a negative view of Boscombe is not because of these young people, or the enterprising students helping them; it is because of the tired, outdated views of people like you, wishing for a idealised past that never actually existed. If you care enough to criticise people who are actually doing something on here, then why not go and do something yourself. TalkToTheTrees
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