Our Patron

Penny Woolcock is a British filmmaker, opera director and screenwriter

“I live in Barnsbury just five minutes from the Copenhagen Youth Project. I have made┬áseveral urban films in Birmingham, including One Mile Away following a peace process initiated by two young men from large inner city gangs. I know at first hand the traumatic consequences of this life style.”

“CYP is the only youth project I know that actively welcomes and works with young people who are at the sharp end of the massive inequality in our own area that criminalises, brutalises and destroys young lives. There is a parallel world happening right under our noses in Islington. I have the utmost respect for the work of Steve and his team and will support it in anyway I can.”