At Street Factory CIC we, Toby G & Jo Gorniak, husband & wife team, have been connecting audiences, young people, artists and practitioners for the last ten years, in and around Plymouth.
We are fuelled by a deep-rooted passion, commitment, determination and philosophy. We help young people to fly, young people who feel they don’t have wings or a direction in life. We are creating a springboard that empowers and enables our young people to be better connected to:
- their value
- see their potential
- understand the positive impact they can have within their community
We do this through the 10 elements of Hip Hop, through genuine love and a true trust that every young person, no matter who, has a voice and sound that is worth listening to and amplifying. Street Factory CIC was established in 2007 by us, Toby & Jo Gorniak, and since then it has grown. It is a platform that has continually wrapped its arms around those that need us most, with hearts that feel and a passion that drives change.
Street Factory Talks Mental Health
We are committed to presenting programmes, workshops and activities that embrace:
- young people, and
- families and audiences of all backgrounds to gain a mutual understanding, passion and exploration of dance, life, love and hope
We were privileged to share our work with the world ...Our Ted Talks on Hope
Year on year Street Factory CIC will continue to evolve, grow and organically shift to ensure it is fit for purpose and continues to develop and deliver our objectives. The key driving force will always be the benefits and outcomes for the young people who need us the most and the amazing legacy, and programmes that we will continue to produce to create change.
National Film: Cre8ting Change
2018 is an exceptional year for Street Factory CIC. Set within the former brewery on Sawrey Street, we will be refurbishing our new community hub and academy style facility for NEETS. This will be an environment where everyone can feel physically, mentally, and spiritually safe. Where they are free to express, respect, grow, teach, and learn with each other. We are working towards our new venue being recognised globally and already have strong links with America; and advocates such as Simon Cowell who gave us an award for "Out Standing Community Contribution" and actively supports our vision. Also, Toby G has:
- been given an MBE from the Queen
- won the Autism Hero National Award, and
- Street Factory has been Chosen as one of the Top 100 small businesses nationally!
The new home and platform for Street Factory will require both financial and non-financial support. Pledges have already been made by local leaders, advocates and businesses, for Materials & Volunteering their skills.
We recently launched our exciting Plans for our Venue in Millbay, with a city-wide event, where we formally announced that “Street Factory & Building Plymouth partnership, alongside the local construction industry has launched the first city wide transformational project for Mayflower400 ... We are the 1st Adopt a Space... A Plymouth Version of DIY SOS...A Legacy Project!
We took over former industrial premises and recently construction professionals, led by HLM Architects unveiled the inspiring designs for the proposed £2M new facility which will be home to the world’s 1st & largest Hip Hop theatre and Hip Hop education programme, whilst also leaving a legacy for Mayflower400. To date we have recorded over 400 hours in-kind support from construction professionals valued at over £30K. Our Dancers & Community are overwhelmed & this is a few of the guys sharing their stories....
I AM STREET FACTORY
“Transforming Lives…So they can Exceed their Potential & Fall In Love with their Purpose....STREET FACTORY”