Mar 21

Haringey Stars Changes its Name to ‘Ingenium’ in Order to Support its Growth and Social Projects in London

London, Tottenham,–As an organization expands, changes are made to meet new organizational expectations. Haringey Stars, a well-known social enterprise in the borough of Haringey, London, is changing its name to Ingenium to support its service expansions to all of London.

Ingenium is just a new name for the performing arts based development organization  that caters to 13 to 24-year-olds by positively influencing and enhancing much needed social, organizational and leadership skills.

The name change came to fruition after the decision to change the name was taken to the board of directors. Members and many program participants felt a new name would make the organization relevant to all residents of London.

Linda Marie, a board member of Ingenium, formerly known as Haringey Stars, states, “I love the new name. It helps to drop certain barriers we have encountered when setting up projects in neighboring boroughs.”

Though many of the organization’s programs were designed to include participants from various boroughs, people would call in to find out if they could participate due to them not being from Haringey.

John Zavuga, Chief Executive Officer of Ingenium, agrees with the sentiments expressed by many of the young people. He adds that, “The old name was rather restrictive and would pose a challenge for the organization when delivering services to the young people in the neighboring boroughs of Hackney, Enfield and Islington.”

Mr.Zavuga also adds that,” With the new name, we believe the residents of the other boroughs other than Haringey will feel included. The organisation can also take advantage of services offered by other boroughs.”

In the following weeks Haringey Stars will be making changes to its website and social media channels to reflect the name change to Ingenium.

For more information on Ingenium, formerly Haringey Stars, visit and follow the organization on Twitter @haringeystars


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About Ingenium, formerly Haringey Stars

Ingenium works with young people aged 13-24 from North London and aims to develop teens’ and young adults’ confidence, leadership, organizational and social skills through performing arts. Ingenium uses participants’ interests in performing arts as a channel of engagement, but the emphasis is on developing skills and abilities to succeed in life. The organization runs projects that are integrated with personal and social development training during the year that result in the young people delivering performances at key venues in North London.





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Nov 14

“Time 2 Shine” Showcase Approaching Soon! 6th December 2014

Haringey Stars “Time 2 Shine” Showcase is fast approaching and according to Linda Marie, the events management tutor, ‘The event will be awesome.”  Marie says:  “The young people have been very creative and generous with lot of ideas”.

The  December 2014“Time 2 Shine” Showcase is a culmination of 9  weeks of hard work, put in by all the young people involved in the event.  During that time, the work included hours of music rehearsals, as the young people created the songs and acts that will be showcased during the youth’s concert.

The upcoming Showcase is the result of the unique Haringey Stars’ Time2Shine’ project, which includes 16 hours of events management training.  The training gives practical experience in planning, designing and delivering events.  Young people have been participating in four-hour Saturday morning workshops.  The December showcase is the end result for everyone’s hard work and dedication.

Young people have been rehearsing faithfully and working hard, in order to bring about a spectacular concert. Luke Kiraya from Wood Green is one of the talented youths that is involved in both the performing aspect of the showcase and the management aspect of the event.  Kiraya says “Managing the event as well as starring in the showcase has made me have more control of what goes in and ownership’.  Credit for this young person’s positive attitude goes to the integration of the practical Event Management sessions along with the creative music workshops.

The “Time 2 Shine” Showcase will take place on Saturday, December 6, 2014, starting at 7.30pmIt will be held at West Green Learning Centre @Parkview Academy.  The public can look forward to several diverse styles of music.   According to music tutor Sharon Golob, ‘You can expect to hear some choice R&B, rock and afro beat as well as original spoken word and rap.  Members of the public are invited to come along and enjoy the showcase and show their support for young people.”


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Sep 08

Time2Shine is here……….


We are thrilled to announce the start of our latest project –Time2Shine. Time2Shine integrates music and performing arts with building a foundation in Events Management. During the ten week course, attendees will work together with professional artists to compose songs, learn playing instruments, dance and choreography.   At least 12 songs will be created during the period and be showcased at a concert on 6th December 2014.
The course includes 16 hours of events management training, giving practical experience in planning, designing and delivering events. The combined value of the programme is over £300 per person, and there are 15 spaces available free to young people aged 15-21 from North London.
The four-hour workshops will run every Saturday morning from 4 October starting at 10.00am and will culminate in a concert on 6th December.
Places are filling up quickly register here to reserve your free your place now.

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