BYDS Breakdown – Courtroom Slam

Dearest friends,

BYDS and Story Factory want your votes for “Courtroom Slam”, an innovative project that will engage hundreds of local young people in a creative process examining justice and the law through slam poetry and multimedia art.

We are hoping that our supporters and friends living in the Bankstown state electorate will find a few minutes to vote for our joint project with Story Factory for the NSW Government My Community Project grant

Please help us by sharing this message with family and friends who live in the Bankstown state electorate. For more information or to vote, click the button below, follow the prompts and vote 1 Courtroom Slam.

Your vote is invaluable to us!

Tim Carroll

Why Vote For Us?

BYDS has been running community art programs for the last 25+ years and are well positioned with connections to local schools, young people, and artists to bring Courtroom Slam together. In the last year we’ve worked with 13 schools and thousands of community members across writing, oral history and music programs. We are excited by the prospect of working with even more young people and creating amazing art alongside Story Factory, an organisation that we have worked with closely over the last few years. This unique partnership will bring more valuable opportunities to the young people we work with.

Don’t wait and vote right now!

BYDS Breakdown – February Newsletter

It is my joyful duty to announce that the BYDS team are back after a well deserved break. We have already kicked off for 2019 and promise you many programs and projects to get involved in and support.

I had the great fortune to spend some down time with my son Rahul and his dog Bodhi in the old growth forests of East Gipplsland, soaking up the exquisite oxygen and re-programming myself in that unique way.

I hope you can stay with BYDS in 2019 as we embark on some surprises….

Tim Carroll
Director

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BYDS Breakdown – December Newsletter

As the last of the jacaranda blossoms fall to the ground, I reflect on the beautiful works that our team here at BYDS have created with our communities right up to year’s end. What our team has created is significant to the individuals themselves as well as their families and our wider community.

Zainab Kadhim, Craig Taunton, Jessica Paraha, David Miller, Ola Elhassan, Christopher Woes, Kavita Bedford, Amanda Smith, Tim Wall, Willem Booker, Hana Mansour, Fadle El Harris, Isabella Henriques, Hope Sankari, Bilal Hafda, Vyvienne Abla, Bankstown Poetry Slam, Kevin Ngo and so many people at so many schools, community organisations and all of the staff at the Bankstown Arts Centre enable us to do what we do.

Huge thanks to all – I really do love my team.

We have an exciting 2019 ahead of us artistically and we invite you to stay attached to us throughout that.

The team at BYDS wishes you a safe and happy holiday and the wish that 2019 brings more amazing experiences to you and yours in a more equitable world.

A small recap of our year below.

Tim Carroll
Director

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BYDS Breakdown – October Newsletter

As the last of the jacaranda blossoms fall to the ground, I reflect on the beautiful works that our team here at BYDS have created with our communities right up to year’s end. What our team has created is significant to the individuals themselves as well as their families and our wider community.

Zainab Kadhim, Craig Taunton, Jessica Paraha, David Miller, Ola Elhassan, Christopher Woes, Kavita Bedford, Amanda Smith, Tim Wall, Willem Booker, Hana Mansour, Fadle El Harris, Isabella Henriques, Hope Sankari, Bilal Hafda, Vyvienne Abla, Bankstown Poetry Slam, Kevin Ngo and so many people at so many schools, community organisations and all of the staff at the Bankstown Arts Centre enable us to do what we do.

Huge thanks to all – I really do love my team.

We have an exciting 2019 ahead of us artistically and we invite you to stay attached to us throughout that.

The team at BYDS wishes you a safe and happy holiday and the wish that 2019 brings more amazing experiences to you and yours in a more equitable world.

A small recap of our year below.

Tim Carroll
Director

more “BYDS Breakdown – October Newsletter”

BYDS Breakdown – April Newsletter

Dear people,

Some news worth mentioning as we wait for Autumn to bring cooler weather. We launched a new RESPECT video at Georges Hall, ‘Violence is Not the Answer’ to much excitement and acclaim. We were informed that our RESPECT project had achieved ‘promising’ status with the Australian Institute of Family Studies – making it our first Community Arts based project to receive a stamp of effectiveness and approval from an academic institution.

Stefo Nantsou and a scaled down cast were invited to perform some beautiful monologues and songs from To Be Honest at the launch of Catholic Care’s new family dispute resolution centre on March 28th.

I will also be travelling to Finland in June to deliver a paper at the International Oral History conference where I will speak about 25 years of Oral History practice here in Bankstown.

Please enjoy a little break down below of our work below…

Tim Carroll, Director

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