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Jordie Paul Smith – We Don’t Want Superiors

Jordie being creative in Doncaster

Throughout secondary school, getting out of Doncaster was the main, sometimes only, thing on my mind.  I knew the kind of work I wanted scarcely existed here and I felt like I couldn’t be my “true authentic self” due to the shame I felt. I dreamed of escaping; that way I’d never have to tell …

Ian Byatt #TheDoncasterEffect

Ian Byatt is the founder of Breaking Beats, which provides diversionary activities to help young people overcome their personal barriers, using Hip Hop music and arts activities as a vehicle for change. Breaking Beats began life in 2014, but my experience of working within the community begins at Rhythm Nation Records from around 1995. Things …