New online show run by teenagers tackles youth violence
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A team of Hackney teenagers are tackling youth violence in London with a new monthly entertainment show.
The Free Kings hope their new show, Shine That Light, will teach young Black boys in particular, life-changing skills as well as highlight role-models to look up to.
One of The Free Kings, Kayden, 12, who preferred not to share his surname, said: “We formed The Free Kings because we want the world to hear our voices, our opinions and our aspirations."
The team of three boys and one girl hope the intergenerational show will reveal what it's like to be a boy growing up in London while tacking important issues such as youth violence and knife crime.
George the Poet, comedian Judy Love and artist and writer Akala have been invited to join the first episode but are not yet confirmed.
Shine That Light will launch on June 12 at 7pm.
Register to watch the show at www.thefreekings.com.
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