NOMAD’S ARC will be the first youth led artistic hub locally. It will also be a first for Harrow acting as a centre for arts and culture, led by the community and driven by a social agenda.
Bringing a taste of the Southbank centre to Harrow using years of expertise in running festivals and showcases across the U.K and internationally to the heart of Arc house.
Erik Mesel, Senior Grants and public policy manager for John Lyon’s Charity has been supporting NOMAD since 2016 and gave them their very first grant. “We are very pleased that NOMAD is able to provide a much needed service to young people in Harrow and Brent. With NOMAD taking over the ARC, we hope that this will be a welcome addition to the local youth sector and provide Harrow with much needed youth facilities.”
Cllr Pamela Fitzpatrick commented: “NOMAD is such an innovative and inspirational charity. It is rare to find a charity that is for young people to be run by young people but NOMAD does exactly that. It is a tiny organisation but it delivers big results. I wish more charities were like NOMAD.”
Who are NOMAD?
We are an organisation set up by 3 radical women from Somalia who wanted to create a charity which represented us on all levels, from when we walked into the room the people looked like us. We believe in Young people changing the narrative and using Arts to tell their stories and as a tool for social change.
Through arts we challenge issues that affect our community where we form our own solutions in order to get our voices heard and raise people’s aspirations. Through a two yearresearch project with young people and with the support of John Lyons charity and Harrow council Nomads Arc has become a reality. This is a true testament to our young people.
We are closely working with young people from Harrow to launch a cultural arts hub on Wednesday 26th February 2020. Our launch will give you a taster of what is to come for NOMAD’S ARC. An exciting programme filled with music festivals, theatre productions and open mic nights bridging many different cultures through arts in the heart of Harrow. We are closely working with local and international artists to make this a central hub of arts and culture. Our vision is to connect with people from all walks of life that truly inspire us to help make this space a place of hope, possibility and dreaming big.
Come and join us on Wednesday 26th Feb 5pm to be taken on an interactive journey through live music, poetry, dance and exhibition by our local young artists.
The launch will be held at Arc House, Harrow-on-the hill, Station approach, Lowlands Road, Harrow,HA1 3GR.