Month: May 2015

The International Youth Arts Festival Kingston 2015 is now officially launched

The International Youth Arts Festival Kingston 2015 is now officially launched.

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Emerging artists from all around the world will be revealing their talent and identity this July during International youth Arts Festival Kingston. Our creative Heroes will be taking over the town turning it into an artist’s playground showcasing the finest and highest quality youth art performances we have yet seen! Now in its 7th year IYAF is coming back with an “in your face’ programme of events and awe-inspiring performances bringing theatre, dance, music, comedy, visual art and technology to your doorstep. IYAF Heroes aren’t only taking over theatres and pubs but we are bringing art to the streets, for anyone and everyone to enjoy! Even before the festival begins you can expect to see flash mobs in the Market Place, on the riverside and even in the Bentall Centre; turning around to see groups of teenagers krumping and jiving is bound to brighten up your lunch hour!

Highlights include:

The Piper of Hamelim:  5h-6th July @Rose Theatre – A witty and seriously moving children’s opera telling the exemplary tale of the greed and avarice of the townsfolk of Hamelin, and the tragic punishment brought upon them by the strange travelling Piper who they double-cross after he has saved their city from a plague of rats. Written by the great British composer John Rutter to a libretto by JEREMY JAMES TAYLOR, the founder of the National Youth Music Theatre.

The Movement Live: 10th-12th -A Music v Dance big weekend, including  ‘The Movement’  brings a 2 day series of festival events where invited artists and visitors, insiders and outsiders of culture and most importantly people of all ages experience a unique blend of music, dance and cultural programs. Including on the 12th July Olivier Award Winning – Boy Blue Entertainment (hip-hop dance company)The Movement will take place at Riverside metal staircase, Market Place, Rose Theatre, Act Theatre and Act studio.

IYAF Digital & Youth Arts Awards: 16th July @ Rose Theatre: This exciting evening is about innovation, networking and making a statement as we award those that have taken part in the festival this year.

Buskers vs Art: 18th July-Young buskers will perform alongside local visual and other performance artists to local people in Kingston Town Centre.

Please, find the complete IYAF Kingston 2015 brochure below :