With around £1billion of cuts to youth services in the last year and a growing mental health epidemic, charities are left to pick up the slack.

Born out of the ashes of the lockdown, Youth Art Connect run monthly art sessions for young people in Newquay, and their scope is now expanding to cover Penryn.

Having recently teamed up with the poverty charity Disc to host a half-term week of art sessions for families, it was decided to continue the sessions every Monday given their huge popularity and success with the local community.

The group also have an upcoming “Art Exhibition Party”, hosted at the Old Bakery Studios in Truro on Easter Sunday, featuring “Fatboy Slim” and “Elton John” tribute acts, as well as a number of other performers. (See here for more details) 

The event serves to kick start their 4 day exhibition at the same venue focusing on “Neurodiversity”, where local artists are given the chance to exhibit and even sell their work, with an agreed percentage going towards the charity.

Tune in to find out more about Y.A.C, their ethos, the impact their work is having on the community and their ambitions for the future.