Ahead of Small Charity Week, local youth charity, OPEN Youth Trust (OPEN) will be launching a programme of events during the week of the 17th - 23rd  June to celebrate and raises awareness of the essential work of the UK’s small charity sector making an invaluable contribution to the lives of millions of individuals, communities and causes across the UK and the rest of the world.

Throughout the week, Lily Jackson, urban & fashion photographer will be displaying her work in OPEN’s Box Office. Lily’s artwork portrays urban areas of Norfolk, finding beauty in the simplest of objects and architecture. Lily’s work also includes collages from her fashion photography, using archives magazines & her own cut up images. Lily, a young person herself, will be selling her artwork with a percentage of which going to the support of disadvantaged young people, supported by OPEN.

Lily aged 17 from East Ruston said:  “It means so much that OPEN have offered me an exhibition space for my artwork as it’s challenging as a young person to be noticed in the creative industry and OPEN are providing the best opportunities to overcome this.”

On Saturday 15th June, 10.30.00am-12.30pm, OPEN’s Club room will play host to a family silent disco as the charity invite you to grab your family and get your rave on as they spin your favourite guilty pleasures to get all the family dancing, from toddlers to grandads. Refreshments available, plus photobooth and glitter bar. This event has kindly been sponsored by Loveday & Partners, book via https://opennorwich.org.uk/whats-on/gigs-events/family-silent-disco/

Later in the week, OPEN Youth Trust joins forces with Norwich Virgin Lounge for a variety of live performances, as they invite you come along and find out more about their charity making a BIG difference. The evening will feature OPEN’s Elite dance team and young poets, with a few more surprises along the way. £5 suggested donation includes welcome drink and light canapes, to book your place in advance just pop into the Virgin Money Lounge on Castle St in Norwich.

Finally, Friday 21st June is a test of your general knowledge and creativity, as the charity hosts a fun interactive quiz with a difference, with entertainment and a fish & chip supper, freshly fried in-house. With rounds titled 'Fasted Inflatable Blowing, 'It Wasn't Me' & 'Impossible Questions', 'Quirky Quiz & Posh Chips' promises to be a night of light hearted, interactive fun! Suitable for all ages & abilities. Doors – 5.00pm, quiz – 6.00pm onwards – book via https://opennorwich.org.uk/whats-on/gigs-events/quirky-quiz-n-posh-chips/

Follow @SCWeek2019 on Twitter and be sure to get involved, as OPEN celebrates the work of their small charity making a BIG difference.  

Photo captions: Artwork by Lily Jackson


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