Give your Life a Lift

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Summer Term

It's festival time

This summer everything will have a festival feel as we work towards Go Islington on Highbury Fields and also host events for WORD17. Read more

Afrobeats / Pad Training / Lift Gym
Festival art and fashion / Creative Kitchen
Street Dance / Music Studio / Parkour

Lift Youth Workers

Lift youth workers run many of the activities detailed on this website and they are here to help and support you on a one-to-one basis. Read more

Carnival Project with iindigo world

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Create, rehearse and take part in a spectacle and showcase your skills in dance, drumming, music, drama, body art and carnival costume design. Read more

This is a free five week project
Monday 25 July - Sunday 28 August
You can sign up for one or more of the sessions
For young people aged 13-24

Low, stressed or anxious?

Mind Connect offer a confidential counselling service for young people aged 12-25 to come and talk. Read more

Make a Documentary with Chocolate Films

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Six day project with Chocolate Films making a documentary about happy living and healthy lifestyles. Read more

Free Course for Young People
Part of Islington Council's Summerversity

DJ Workshops

Wednesday workshops for young people who are interetsed in becoming a DJ. Read more

Festival Arts and Fashion

We will be creating festival insired arts and installations - think bunting, flowers, sculptures, tent decorations, fairy wings, wellies... Read more

Table Tennis Coaching

Coached table tennis sessions every Wednesday. Learn to spin, lob and block and matchplay tactics. Read more

Music Production

Learn to produce beats, write rhymes and lyrics and record your own music with our professional music tutor. Read more

Activity, Sport and Health

Join us for activities including yoga, games, aerobics, body conditioning, dance, gym and more. Read more

Archery Course for Beginners

Try put this exciting skill that will improve your focus, concentration, upper body strength and coordination. Read more

Creative Kitchen

Each week we cook a different dish from around the world. All recipes are creative, healthy, tasty, economical and easy to make. Read more

Work Out in the Gym

Time to meet your fitness goals. Drop into our 30 station gym and enjoy a workout. We have a wide range of equipment including fixed and... Read more

Drop in support

These confidential drop in sessions are for young people who want more information about drugs and alcohol misuse Read more

Afrobeats Dance

Expand your knowledge and dance vocabulary in this growing craze called 'Afrobeats'. Read more

Creative Fusion Pop Ups

Make and create something different every week in our Friday cafe-takeover. Read more

Drop in to our

We have board games, books, music, playlists made by you, table tennis, TV, videos and an X box. Youth workers are always on hand for adv... Read more

Adore Dance

Learn how to dance various styles, keep fit and have fun. Read more

Young Women Only Gym

Every Wednesday we have an hour in the gym exclusively for young women. Female instructor on hand for support. Read more

Parkour and Free Runnning

Learn the basics - jumping and landing, rolling and vaulting, climbing and balancing. Every Monday and Tuesday. Read more

Pad Training

Training with focus pads is a great way to develop your reflexes, agility and overall cardio vascular fitness. Read more

Drop in youth group

This group, for young people with special educational needs and disabilities, will support you to access activities, develop your indepen... Read more

Urban Fashionista

Design, accessorise and upcycle old clothing to turn them into something new and original. Read more

Be all you can be with the Duke of Edinburgh's Award

The world’s leading youth achievement award, young people the opportunity to be the very best they can be. Now available at Lift. Read more

Beauty, Creativity and Soul

A practical and creative project for young women which focuses on beauty, self-love, creativity, health and wellbeing. Read more


Curious about mindfulness? Come and find out how this technique can help you relax, deal with stress and exam pressures and enhance your... Read more

Get Ready September

Kick start your career with this interactive programme and explore a range of education and trainee/apprenticeship opportunities. Read more