Young People
Youth Group Visits
Work Experience and Volunteering
Young People
CASE STUDY: Shadow Puppets
Read about a recent project where Lauderdale House worked with the Youth Disability Service at Somers Town Youth Centre to deliver an inspiring shadow puppets project for young people.

Over the last three years we have worked 211 young people between 11-25 years old in youth centres across Camden in over 130 sessions. We believe strongly in the power of the arts to engage young people, build skills and give young people a way to express themselves.

We deliver fun and engaging arts projects, including spoken word, shadow puppets, drama, arts & crafts and lino printing amongst other things. All our projects are inspired by the heritage of Lauderdale House and the young people we work with.

Other the last three years we have worked with Fresh Youth Academy, Queen’s Crescent Community Association, Castlehaven Community Association, Kentish Town Community Centre and Camden Youth Disabilities Service.

As part of the projects we deliver we aim to connect young people to Lauderdale House and build the confidence of the young people accessing resources outside of their local area.


If you are a young person or a parent/carer with a child who would like to attend Fresh@Lauderdale please contact our Education and Outreach Officer Skanda Sabbagh

We currently host a weekly creative session at Lauderdale House on Thursday evenings in partnership with Camden Youth Services. The session is open to young people from 11 – 19 years old (up to 25 for disabled young people). 

The project has developed from over two years of partnership work and is particularly important as the youth centre that the young people used to attend, Fresh Youth Academy, is closed for refurbishment. The session is supported by two youth workers from Camden Youth Services and sessions are normally led by an artist or the Education and Outreach Officer. 

We work with exciting artists who lead engaging and fun sessions. The programme is youth led, which means it’s a great way to try new things.

We are currently fundraising to continue to run these sessions, if you are able to contribute and would like to find out more, head over to our Donate Page.

'It is now my favourite thing to look forward to each week

- Young person attending Fresh@Lauderdale

Youth Group Visits

If you run a youth group and are interested in visiting or working with Lauderdale House please contact our Education and Outreach Officer Skanda Sabbagh

We host fun, free visits for youth groups over the school holidays. 

The days are fun and relaxed. They include activities such as a Treasure Hunt, games in the park as well as arts and crafts.

We have also offered an immersive Victorian day for disabled young people. 

'Ethan said it was ‘calm’ I think that means good, and the other two agreed. The staff said they had a good time too, and were surprised and how much the young people didn’t get either bored or annoyed but actually quite enjoyed it!'

- Luis Sanchez, Youth Manager and Assistant Director, the Art of Dispute, Kentish Town Community Centre, Feb 19

Work Experience and Volunteering

If you are young person or school interested in our Youth Volunteer Programme, get in touch with our Education & Outreach Officer, Skanda Sabbagh.

Over the last three years we have worked with over 30 young volunteers and provided a place to gain new skills for CVs, gain experience in arts and heritage as well as meet new people.

Our Young Volunteer Programme aims to provide experience to young people (16+) who may not have the connections to get it. We offer flexible placements. For more information see our volunteer page.

We also offer work experience placements in partnership with local schools.

'I'm currently studying archaeology with plans to go into the heritage sector. I definitely think that volunteering at Lauderdale House showed me a way of going into that sector. Furthermore, I learned more about the history of North London. I learned how to create content for children and conduct activities with them. Overall, it was an enjoyable experience and I was really glad to be there.'

- Volunteer, from anonymous Survey Monkey Questionnaire