KREATIVE CULTURE KLUB

Inspiring Youths Recognising Roots

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Who We Are

Kreative Culture Klub

Inspiring Youths Recognising Roots

Kreative Culture Klub (KCK) established in 1998 is a community group that sets out to empower young people primarily but not exclusively from the African/Caribbean (A/C) communities through creative activities. Consequently, in 1999 when it commenced as a service provider, its members were from various backgrounds and is a microcosm of the Borough's diverse cultures.

Activities

In 2003, the co-ordinator and founder Yvonne Bailey, initiated an event as part of the clubs ethos. Ongoing for 16 years, the last being in 2019, the Young Gifted and Black Award Ceremony is to recognise the academic achievements of A/C young people to give a balanced view of stereotypical reporting. It is supported by local schools and colleges, parents and the wider community, with attendance varying from 600 - 1000 people proudly applauding the students successes and also the excited Ballet, Tap and Street dancers who give self assured performances to a large crowd. This is the culmination of KCK's activities, where people from different ethnicities are brought together, viewing things from a different perspective in the hope of promoting community cohesion.

History

KCK have an excellent track-record of services delivered in Waltham Forest and Stratford. This track-record has been developed for more than 2 decades and through numerous supporting grants, voluntary contributions and donations. Led by a team of committed Committee Members, Volunteers and experienced, talented Tutors who give above and beyond, KCK grew to be a successful entity, whose endeavours caught the attention of Comic Relief and chosen to appear on Let's Dance for Comic Relief on BBC 1 and BBC Radio. There were also appearances on ITV, The Community Channel, with articles in the National and local Guardian, New Nation and the Voice Newspapers. When the club grew bigger with hundreds of members per week and we had waiting lists, it somehow became difficult for us to retain premises. As a result, we lost many members but so far, with the support of our brilliant team, KCK has managed to keep going even during this unprecedented pandemic and hopefully beyond.