Make It Happen in Peterhead

Head along to Drummers Corner for the Make It Happen Cafe
Head along to Drummers Corner for the Make It Happen Cafe

Local residents are invited along to The Make It Happen Café in Peterhead this week.

The Café, located in the old Happit Shop in Drummers’ Corner, is a new multilingual social space in Peterhead where you can learn English, be creative and contribute to your local community.

An exciting programme of workshops will he held from Monday, July 25 to Saturday, July 30 so head along and make art about living in Peterhead, talk about life in Peterhead, have a coffee with someone new and create materials for an exhibition.

The Make It Happen Café is a collaboration between the research project SSAMIS: Social Support and Migration in Scotland, Modo, The WEA, Peterhead Projects, Aberdeenshire Community Learning and Development, and Caged Beastie, creative artists.

Ssamis works with migrants from Eastern Europe who have settled in Scotland, looking at what brought them here and what makes them feel settled, in terms of language, employment, culture and belonging.

The research shows that people would welcome a community space, where different groups could go, meet new people, share skills and information, and practice speaking English over a cup of coffee.

Modo uses circus to engage young people across Aberdeenshire and to help them to change their lives for the better.

Harnessing the skills and thrills of circus, Modo helps young people to improve life chances, skills, confidence and self-esteem while celebrating and creating the culture and community of the region.

Claire Needler, researcher on SSAMIS said: “I met Martin Danziger from Modo, talked about the key themes of the SSAMIS research and my plans for a community-led exhibition.

“He told me about Modo’s youth café, and the idea for The Make It Happen Café was born!”

The full programme is available to view on Facebook.