The young people established a management committee, with sub groups responsible for varied aspects of the programme, including roles and responsibilities for all involved in the committee. Youth workers acted as advisors to the group, where appropriate. Development areas included cultural programming, fundraising, plus marketing and promotion.
All activities were open to young people who attended the centre and to the wider local community, and they attracted young people from other communities such as Beaumont Leys. There was a significant change in the self confidence and self esteem of the committee members and a strong enthusiasm and will to make this project a permanent feature in the cultural offer at The Watershed.
Similarly, there has been a positive impact on the group. Although this has not been easy, all of the young people have shown a commitment and enthusiasm throughout. Skills learnt include negotiation, communication and leadership.
The committee prepared for a final show in the summer of 2010. Despite there being much to do they were on schedule and meeting more frequently to ensure completion of all the various elements that would feature in the final performance. Negotiations were already underway with various venues - Curve, The (old) Phoenix and the Peepul Centre.