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Dream, Act, Inspire

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You are invited to participate in this free event taking place at The Sharp Project in Manchester, Wednesday 7th May, 6.00pm-8.30pm.

After our very successful campaign launch event for ‘Living It – Celebrating Young Social Entrepreneurs’ in February we are excited to bring this opportunity to Manchester. We aim to recognise and showcase the very best of young social entrepreneurs, their projects and supporters.

Do you want to connect with a community of people and organisations making a difference?  Are you an UnLtd award winner wanting to connect with your community of changemakers? Aspiring to start something that matters? Want to meet your colleagues in the sector? Want to be seriously inspired?

Join us for an inspiring evening of talks by young people who dream big, act passionately and inspire us to take action.

Snacks and complimentary drinks for early arrivals! Please make sure you book your ticket as these events historically get oversubscribed very quickly.

See you there!

The Living it Team


Speakers include:

Rose Marley, former UnLtd Award Winner and DIrector of The Sharp Project and Sharp Futures CIC, a creative digital agency that supports young people into employment.

Leo Geyer is currently studying music and had previously ran his own Opera. His project is aimed at helping young people to engage with every aspect of large scale productions from costume design, makeup, AV, prmotion, dance and music. By doing so, he will raise their confidence and give people confidence and the opportunity to showcase their talent to potential employers in the industry.

Ryan Manville, Founder of Sports Alive, a mobile sports project that promotes sports and healthier living opportunities for people of all ages in communities across Liverpool.

Emily Jackson, Founder of Salford Creative Hub. The creative hub is a venue based project that provides opportunities for young people to develop their ideas, showcase local artists, provide a photography studio and meeting space for events.

Lina Sebuyenge, Founder of I Am Voice which uses storytelling, music and performance enabling communities to address issues in the UK and around the world and break their silence.

Lynne Harrison, Founder of Lily The Pink Productions, aims at bringing singing, songwriting and performance skills into schools, thus motivating learners across the curriculum, by making learning fun and building their belief that they are capable of learning and achievement.

Darren Chouinngs, Enterprise Officer, University of Sheffield – UnLtd/HEFCE SEE Change partner, committed to supporting youth entrepreneurship as a force for social change.

Natalie Newham is the Founder of The Shadow of India, a heritage theatre project incorporating skills and disucssion workshops, which seek to raise awareness and break down cultural barriers in communities.



Dream, Act, Inspire – Lived It Awards Launch, 20th March @GoogleCampus

After our very successful campaign launch event last month we are excited to announce the launch of our inaugural ‘Lived It Awards’ recognising and showcasing the very best of young social entrepreneurs, their projects and supporters. 


Hannah Catmur, Founder - Get Out! Explorers

Get out! Explorers is an interactive platform which aims to encourage young people to get outside, to get exploring, and to get active.

Charlie Dark, Founder - RunDemCrew

Founded in 2007 by DJ, poet and writer Charlie Dark, RunDemCrew is a collective of creative heads with a passion for running and the exchange of ideas.

Jonathan Sobcyzk, Founder The Brilliant Club

The Brilliant Club is a social enterprise dedicated to widen the access to top universities for outstanding pupils from low-participation backgrounds.

Jamie Brooker, Co-Founder & Creative Director - We are Human

We Are Human is a co-creative initiative dedicated to create real impact through storytelling, experience design and technology insights.

Saeed Atcha, Founder - Xplode Magazine

Saeed runs Xplode Magazine, an organisation that trains young people in media and business enabling them to apply their skills into a real media business.

Funmi Abari, Founder - Institute of Mad Science

Haringey’s FIRS Kid’s science club: The Institute of Mad Science. This co-curricular club will introduce young minds (7-13) in Tottenham to the most exciting and fundamental topics in science.









Dream, Act, Inspire – Living It Campaign Launch, 19th February @GoogleCampus

After three very popular and buzzy events we are excited to be launching our new campaign Living it – Celebrating young social entrepreneurs at our first Dream, Act, Inspire event of the year.


Joel Davies, Founder Tutors United

Joel Davis is the Founder of Tutors United, a not for profit university student based tutoring service. Its aim is to provide affordable tutoring by university students from disadvantaged backgrounds to primary school pupils from disadvantaged and migrant backgrounds.

Amma Mensah, Founder Beyond the Classroom

Beyond the Classroom is on a mission to equip young people with the tools to make decision and take action based on their own needs, feelings and motivations through the media of music, dance, drama, mentoring, film and open dialogue.

Ben Atkinson, Founder - Active Minds

Founded by Ben Atkinson, Active Minds is a social enterprise dedicated to continue improving the quality of life of people living with dementia, their families and carers.

Lily Lapenna, Founder, CEO - MyBnk

Lilly Lapenna is the CEO and Founder of UK based social enterprise MyBnk that brings money and enterprise to life for 11-15 year olds in schools and youth organisations through fun and interactive financial and enterprise education programmes.

Temi Mwale, Founder Get Outta The Gang

Get Outta The Gang (GOTG) is an organisation which advocates on behalf of young people who are directly or indirectly affected by gang related issues in areas of London where gang culture is not seen as substantial.

Steffan Lemke-Elms, Founder - Festival Reboot

At 20 years old Steffan Lemke-Elms has set up Festival Reebot a company that recycles wellington boots left at UK Festivals. With every welly product sold, 50p is used to help send the lower clog section of the welly to developing countries where they will be used as general footwear for those in need.


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