Real Talk

A series of community talks on reducing serious youth violence

Wednesdays: 14th, 21st & 28th August 2019, 6pm to 8pm

The Midi Music Company, 77 Watson’s Street, Deptford SE8 4AU


This August we launch a series of three community talks that will take place here at The Midi Music Company (MMC) in Deptford, South East London.

REAL TALK opens up conversation to support the local community in understanding the issues of youth violence in an open and supportive space, to share thoughts and experiences while working together for solutions and positive change.

Anyone who lives, works or has an interest in Deptford and the surrounding areas, is invited to attend.

Talks take place over 2 hours and will consist of guest speakers, local experts, an experience-sharing session and a musical performance from a MMC artist.

Prior to each REAL TALK, between 4pm and 6pm, award winning psychotherapist Glenda D Roberts will offer drop-in 1:1 sessions with Just Talk 2019, to anyone who would like to speak confidentially about their experiences, fears, or concerns, in a private setting.

Young people and policing

Wed 14th August 2019, 6pm-8pm

Guest speakers:
Nickiesha Barnett, Lewisham Crime Reduction Team

William Willson, Former Trident, MET Police & Founder of Flipping Youth Princes Trust International.

Q&A session with a young person affected by crime.

Young people and community

Wed 21st August 2019, 6pm-8pm

Guest speakers:
Sheba Montserrat, Stage 7

Beverley Glean MBE, Founder and Artistic Director, IRIE! dance theatre.


Young people, opportunity and enterprise

Wed 28th August 2019, 6pm-8pm

Guest speakers:
Wozzy Brewster OBE FRSA, Founder and Executive Director of MMC

Cephas Williams, Founder & Director, Drummer Boy Studio and the 56 Black Men campaign.

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