Celebrity premiere to support Terrence Higgins Trust
EastEnders Actress Modupe Adeyeye and MOBO award winning rapper Guvna B (pictured right) are amongst guests attending HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust’s premiere of the film Sket.
The screening this Sunday is in order to raise greater awareness of the issues facing young people in London. The event is to be held at The Riverside Studios in Hammersmith and celebrates the achievements of the young people involved in the charity’s Talksafe counselling and peer mentoring service for 10-18 year olds in London.
The service “delivers support face-to-face, online and through text messages. Young people gain support on sexual health and emotional wellbeing to help them make healthy sexual choices.” The trust state.
Sket is an urban thriller set in East London, featuring rival teenage girl gangs and themes of violence and racism. At the end of the film there will be a questions and answers debate discussing issues that young people in the film, and in today’s society, often face. Panel members include actor and director Nirpal Bhogal, actress Modupe Adeyeye (Faith in EastEnders) rapper Guvna B, Marvin Adams, TalkSafe Project Co-ordinator, and a young member of the TalkSafe team.
Banjo Aromoralan, Terrence Higgins Trust Talksafe Manager, said: “Addressing the wide variety of issues which affect young people in London, such as bullying, problems at home, low self esteem, relationship worries and exam pressures, and supporting young people to share problems in a confidential space, is key in also supporting young people’s sexual health. This event is all about demonstrating the impact our Talksafe ‘heroes’ have had in their local communities and thanking them for their passion, hard work and dedication in supporting their peers.”
The event takes place at the Riverside Studios, Crisp Road, London W6 9RL, from 5pm on Sunday 22nd of January 2012.
For more information about Talksafe visit http://www.talksafe.org.uk