HYPU Committee Members

Dedication,  Hard Work ,  Perseverance

Maxine Boyce 
Founder and Director


Maxine Boyce has had over 30 years experience working in the business sector from being an administrator, training officer to Human Resources.


Maxine headed HYPU in 2002 and has since been committed to providing a safe and positive environment to the community every year, alongside this she also has a passion for baking from when she was younger and has turned this passion into a micro business where she runs cake decorating and baking workshops for both young people and adults.


Maxine loves to bake and cook for her family and friends and her recipes have been passed down from her grandmother and mother.


Maxine runs various workshops for adults and young people - including starting your own business, fundrasing, event mangement  for more info and to book a session with maxine contact her on  0207 249 4542 or via email: Htea@live.co.uk

Paul Mushumani
HYPU Committee Member 

Paul Mushumani  is an experienced actor and director who trained for 5 years with the late Sam Kogan, first at Mountview Theatre School and then The School of The Science of Acting. As an actor his work includes a recent production of Napoleon Noir playing the lead role, Golden Boy (National tour). Other theatre includes Chekhov Double Bill, The Marriage (Edinburgh Festival and Moscow Arts Theatre)

He was both Head of Acting (BA Hons) and a Tutor in Directing for more than 8 years at Kogan Academy of Dramatic Arts. While there he trained and graduated skilled professionals who have gone on to become award winning actors and directors. He has a holistic approach to his training method, exploring how an understanding of the workings of a consciousness and life leads to creating memorable characters and beautiful acting.

His previous directing work includes August: Osage County, All My Sons, The Philistines and The Diary of Anne Frank. 


Paul  has worked as a drama and filmmaking tutor at HYPU for over 14 years 

Keith Franklin 
HYPU Committee Member

Born and raised in London Keith Franklin started to dj for his friends while still at school and had his first professional gig at JEAN PIERES in Greek street in 1979. From there he started his first residency alongside his brother MEL djing at one of London's premiere nights THE LIFT in London's Soho from 1981 to 1986. It was while djing at THE LIFT that Keith was introduced to house music by a friend (Trevor Lewis). When THE LIFT finally ended Keith secured a residency at London's infamous Wag Club alongside Mark Moore from S-Express.



Over the years Keith has played on various Mix shows for many radio stations including Kiss Fm, Galaxy Fm, Paris FG, Skyrock, Swedish National radio,Girls FM, Unknown FM ssradio.uk CyberJamz Radio (New  York), and now does shows foeDigitalClubradio.com 


Since those heady days has gone on to remix tracks for the likes of Whitney Houston, Sounds of Blackness, Ann Nesby and Marshall Jefferson's Rock Your Body,Boris Dulugosh,and Kenny Thomas Maceo Parker and Seal amongst others and is forever busy on the dj front,touring europe continuously for the past years playing at some of Europe's premiere clubs in Italy, France, Switzerland, Sweden, Belgium, Ibiza etc.

Keith currently works with our young people teaching music production and DJ skills

Beverley Aygeman, 
HYPU Committee Member

Beverley Agyeman brings a wealth of digital expertise to HYPU. Currently a Digital Communications Lead, she has previously amassed practical and academic skills in journalism, television production, marketing and more. Community-led projects and positively influencing young people have always been at the centre of Beverley's focus. As she works with us here at HYPU she hopes to marry her skills and interests together, and develop the future of Hackney's younger generation.