Welcome to Young Identity

Young Identity's voice cuts through the noise. We are unique, different and stand out.
We believe in the transformative power of the arts in young peoples' lives.  


Coronavirus outbreak

The management team at Young Identity and our chair Joe Earle decided on 13/3/20 to stop all YI'S workshops because of the (COVID-19) outbreak. We will continue workshops provision and events via Zoom and other online platforms. Everyone, please stay safe and we will keep you posted.

Upcoming shows & Artists Opportunities

Ripples of Hope Business & Investment Summit

Young Identity Poets: Ella Otomewo and Crispy B will be performing at Ripples of Hope.   Kerry Kennedy, Sir Richard Leese and Mayor Andy Burnham are delighted to invite you to join 130 cross-sector senior decision-makers from the business, finance a...
  • Feb 1
  • Free

Screams, chants and tight-lipped silence: poetry and protest

Manchester Amnesty International group join with arts organisation Young Identity to present an afternoon of poetry and spoken word in solidarity with Ahmed Mansoor, a human rights defender currently imprisoned in the United Arab Emirates. Ahmed is himself ...
  • Mar 31
  • Free


Manchester-based SICK! Festival and Young Identity are seeking two poets or spoken word artists for a major new commissioning programme entitled MINDSCAPES. We are looking for an artist(s) to be part of a “reverse graffiti” poetry project embedding the expe...

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