On June 30th, Space and the Hive were privileged enough to be invited to be involved in Exmouth Pride 2018.
Using the centre as the base for the events workshops and talks around issues affecting individuals identifying on the LGBT + spectrum. Both the Hive youth centre and Manor Gardens were filled with music and stalls from the community allowing all to get stuck in and have fun whilst celebrating and promoting the inclusive values of the event.
The event allowed members of our open access youth sessions to try their hand at volunteering and engage with the public, whilst being fully supported by staff and the Pride team to get involved where they felt comfortable or join in the celebrations.
As a day the event was a total success and allowed our young people to fly the banner for LGBT + whilst being given the space to be themselves in a comfortable environment and gain valuable information first hand.
As an organisation we have been invited back to collaborate for next years event and look forward to helping push the event to be bigger and more engaging for young people and members of the community in 2019.
Huge thanks to David and Fi for having us along we had a blast.
Matt, Mia and the Hive team