Liviu: "When I joined artsepot’s Roots and Wings (young refugees and asylum seekers) group I’d only been in England for 3 months having moved here from Romania; at this time I kept myself to myself. Roots & Wings gave me chance to spread my wings. It gave me chance to experience artforms I never thought I’d get to do. artsdepot introduced me to capoeira and now I’ve achieved my bronze and silver qualifications. Also through artsdepot I found something I really like doing now in writing and I’d like to try directing.
Back then I was really shy, now I express myself like never before. I now have the confidence to try new things; I want to do a writing course.
Through arstdepot I’ve also done my Arts Award Bronze and Silver qualifications and I’m now working towards my Gold. As part of this I’ve taught my skills to others; this showed me my own abilities and strengths and weaknesses, and this has made me a better team leader."
Liviu has gone on to achieve his Bronze and Silver Arts Award and is currently working towards Gold. He is also a member of artsdepot Young Company.