URPotential are proud to announce that for a second year the national LGB&T Youth Fest will be once again be delivered by URPotential, for all 13- 18 year old, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Non-binary young people, living in Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre & across the UK .

The Theme for 2018 LGB&T Fest is ‘Social Action’. 

The event is to be held at the Village Hotel, Blackpool, to celebrate, and support diversity amongst young people. Young people will be able to attend workshops to build confidence, express themselves creatively, learn new skills, meet new people, and have a voice. Local young people are taking on leadership roles as they did last year by planning, organising, and delivering this event to their peers.

The event is funded through United Utilities, Lancashire Foundation and Fylde and Wyre CCG

The event will be happening at the start of February to launch ‘LGB&T History Month’, there will be a choice of workshops, guest speakers, a question time slot, live music and entertainment and lots of information stalls.  Last year the event brought together over a hundred young people and adults to share their experiences, knowledge, and their hopes for the future. 

Youth Worker Nina Beavers says, ‘’It is so important to provide this platform for young people to value their identity and affirm their worth in a world where prejudice and discrimination still exists and continues to affect their well-being on many levels.’’

URPotential also facilitate weekly support groups in Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde for all Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender young people under the age 25. URPotential also run a Family Support Group for family members, friends and partners. They offer a relaxed, safe and confidential environment for people to come and be themselves to share their stories and seek advice and information.

Support in Fylde and Wyre, call Louise on 01253 344398 or email louise@urpotential.co.uk

Support in Blackpool call Nina on 01253 344398 or email lgbt@urpotential.co.uk

To book a place or a stall at our LGB&T Fest please contact Laura on 01253 344398 or email info@urpotential.co.uk