For the UpRisers
, it provides a unique combination of leadership training, mentoring and campaigning meaning that young people gain personally from the programme.
Like Yeats's Countess Cathleen or the Easter Uprisers
, she sacrifices herself for the good of those around her, but sets a precedent for action that often becomes merely self-destructive: "Too long a sacrifice / Can make a stone of the heart.
Ticket are on sale now for the five North East gigs below: |Velvoir, Almighty Uprisers
, The Middens and Indigo Skyfold - The Tavern, Blyth on Friday, Sep tember 23.
Through their community or "social action projects", the UpRisers
are seeking ways to tackle childhood obesity and improve healthy living in the city, raise aspirations amongst school children, improve inter-faith awareness, increase social cohesion within higher education, ensure young people from diverse backgrounds have a greater say in their local communities, address the issues of homelessness and enhance interactions amongst different generations.
We want the UpRisers
to take up the mantle to make the city a global player.