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As a young person who has grown up and been both supported and developed at Pilgrim Street Arts Centre, I have so much pride and excitement for our newly refurbished building!  It now feels more homely and less like a school. It’s bright and vibrant. Pilgrim Street Arts Centre is a safe space for lots of young people, a place where they feel confident and comfortable. Our older peers fought to keep the building open and now we are making the changes that young people want and need. This will be life changing for so many young people. It’s the best thing that could have happened and means a great deal to me as I am so passionate about getting the right support for our children and young people. This investment will allow this to happen and I know from personal experience how engaging with the arts can make a difference on so many levels.

During our face-to-face meetings (before Covid) we had started to discuss and plan the changes we as young people would like to see. Now this has been realised and it will be a huge surprise to many of the members when it’s safe for them to return and I know they will be truly excited.

Another young person’s reaction was “it’s more vibrant and feels much more welcoming”.

A proud parent said “I was invited into Pilgrim Street with my daughter who was diagnosed with autism. The support and care she received has made her blossom into a confident young woman.  She has made some beautiful friends, whereas previously she was isolated and I am so grateful proud to be part of the Pilgrim Street service. There really is no place like it.”

Peer support                   Sessions

Inclusion                          Teamwork

Learning                          Respect

Group work                    Exciting

Resilience                       Enriching

Impactful                        Together






Have a look at this fab overview of Wirral’s  Creative Youth Development Team at Pilgrim Street Arts Theatre

Creative Youth Development overview – Pilgrim Street Arts Centre


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