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14 Oct 2009

Changing Boundaries

Its time to get busy people! That's busy creating your very own business.

We are looking to create the next Richard Branson, Alan Sugar or Jay-Z.
We want to develop your skills, so that you can use your knowledge of the streets to create your own thriving business.
We’ll provide the start up cash and expertise, you provide the idea, the passion and determination to make your business succeed.
Changing Boundaries is a business start-up project for young people aged 15 to 19. Places are limited. The project starts Tuesday 3rd November 2009 at 7pm and then every Tuesday evening up until the end of March and its FREE!
If you are interested in participating in this project or want to find out a bit more information contact Dean Morgan on 0121 622 2005 / 07964067799 or email 

This project is supported by funding from 
Home Office Community Fund

9 Oct 2009

A Nightmare on Gooch Street!

A terrible besets the residents of Highgate.

A Nightmare on Gooch Street is a short film that was scripted, acted, shot, edited and sound tracked entirely by talented group here in Highgate Birmingham.


St. Martin's Nightmare from STM Productions on Vimeo.
A Nightmare besets the residents of Highgate.

23 Sep 2009

Sometimes life aint nutin but $trugg!e

$truggle (working title) is the name of the short film project we are currently developing and putting into production. This short film will be shot on location entirely in Highgate. We still have a number of parts on and off the camera that we need to fill in order to make this production viable.

Please note for all major acting roles we are looking for young people who can pass for 16/17.

We also need a number of young people to operate the camera’s and sound equipment.

rehersals and training is currently taking place every Monday and Tuesday evening with filming penciled in to take place over 1 whole Saturday in October.

If you are interested in take part then pop into the centre and speak to Dean.

22 Sep 2009

Friday’s will never be the same again!

Friday Night Live After our fabulous Summer of Fun, here at St. Martin’s, Friday Night Live (FNL) kicks off our autumn term with a bumper programme of activities. FNL is the place to let off some steam after a hard week at school or college. Best of all its only 50p.

FNL is  a youth club that takes place on a Friday evening (did you spot that) where you can meet your friends, play sports (such as football, basketball, boxing and rounder's), cook, participate in arts & crafts activities, create some proper tunes in our very own studio, play video & board games, debate the latest issues and much much more.

Over the next few months we will be introducing some new events including MC Battle Contest, Film Nights (pop corn included) and Highgate Got Talent contest.

Friday Night Live is for young people aged 11 (year 7) to 18 and takes place every Friday from 7pm till 9pm. For more information contact Dean Morgan on 622 2005.

The Munchies are on us!

Do you like food? would you like learn how to make the great food in a healthy way or how to save a load of money by being able to make your own meals, then pop into the centre and speak to a youth worker so that you can book your self into a Eat Smart cooking sessions.

During each session you will learn about food hygiene, nutrition and best of all how to make a tasty meal.

Please note that all food made will be eaten!

10 Sep 2009

We Need You!

Give your time and energy for something that really matters. We need your help to offer a rich, engaging and consistent service to the young people of Highgate. Through volunteering you will have a unique opportunitity to make a real difference to young people's lives by sharing your skills and experience. 

Volunteering can be both fun and fulfilling, allowing you to experience a variety of opportunities generally unavailable any other way. All our volunteers will be given training and supervision support.

At St. Martin's we could'nt do the work that we do without the generous support of our current team of volunteers and students.

We are currently looking to expand our work, but for this to happen we need to increase our pool of volunteers significantly.

If you are interested in volunteering with us then read or download the information sheet below and download an application form.

You might also find it helpful to look at our previous annual reports which will give you an insite into our current work. Our annual reports can be found here.

St Martin's Info Sheet

To apply to become a volunteer
download an application form
Open VolAppForm.doc  
and return your completed application form to the centre.


4 Sep 2009

STM Productions introduces Studio 101

  • Are you tired of spitting bars other some one elses beats?
  • Do you want to learn how to use music software like fruity loops, reason, and logic?
  • Have you ever wanted to know how set up and run your own studio?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions then you need to read on: Studio 101 is your chance to learn how to create orginal beats and backing tracks using music software and hardware.You will also get the chance to learn how to control the buttons in the studio so you are able to run a recording session with your mates. Studio 101 is open every Monday evening between 7 & 9 pm.

Please note places are limited, so book your spot.

ps why not check out STM Productions (thats our studio) own web site now!

19 Aug 2009

Summer Fun in Highgate

misc photo's 0809 060 The month of August has been non-stop here at St. Martin’s, with us now into our third week of summer activities. So far young people have taken part in short film projects, graphic design projects, Eat Smart & Dance Hard Sessions, a number of trips including Raft Building, Cinema, Ten Pin Bowling, Quasar Elite and a Birmingham Cimisc photo's 0809 039ty Football Game.

But the fun aint over just yet. We still have place left on our trips BMX & Indoor Climbing trip at Creation in Moseley on Thursday evening, Ice Skating at Planet Ice on Friday and  were off to Blackpool Pleasure Beach on Tuesday. As well as all this the centre will still be open at for different sessions during the summer – check out the calendar on the left for more details.

If your interested in any of these activates pop into the centre for more details and collect a consent form. Dean.