Creativity is a powerful tool in distracting our young from destructive influences. Under Perry Fung’s leadership a group of 12-28 year olds wrote, produced and performed two bilingual musicals – ‘When Yellow River meets the Thames’ and ‘Changing Fortunes’. Both scripts drew on daily family lives in Britain’s Chinese community, reflecting the perennial issues of generation gap, friendships and troubled relationships with siblings. . The experience gave ICA’s young participants pride and a thought provoking platform upon which to discuss these sensitive issues. Realising that family problems cannot be tackled without parental involvement some dysfunctional families in the community were motivated to rebuild positive relationships through practical parenting classes and individual counselling.
2005年秋天，專業戲劇老師李域基(Ms. Veronica Needa) 為協會活青社會員推出共八堂的戲劇藝術訓練課程，包括舞台管理、導演、創意寫作。此系列為李域基所申請的英倫藝術局基金撥出項目，＂讓我們的故事出臺＂一 部分，又透過藝術局的多元發展主任鮑皓昭小姐的支持，協會獲得英倫藝術局的小量基金作為劇本創作，由專業編劇黃健勝先生帶領一班活青社青年人寫下第二齣歌 舞劇本＂力爭上游＂。