Month: February 2016

Opportunity for Kingston students to perform at the Rose Theatre during IYAF

BBC Ten Pieces Project

What? A teacher-led project aimed at 11-16 years-old students to develop a 10-15 minute performance in response to one of ten pieces of classical music in the form of dance, music, visual arts or poetry to be showcased in a one day festival.

When? This flexible project can take place at any time during the term and performances will be showcased at the Rose Theatre on 12th July 2016. Deadline for participation 24 March 2016.

Where? To take place in class or in after school clubs and performed in the main house at the Rose Theatre.

Cost? Free (online resources available at

Application for Kingston Ten Pieces Festival - 12th July 2016


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Further Information

Creative Youth and the International Youth Arts Festival would like to invite you to take part in an exciting project aiming to engage young people with classical music and develop their creativity.

Using ten pieces of classical music as a starting point, students are invited to develop a performance of no more than 10/15 minutes to be showcased at the Rose Theatre on 12th July at 8pm during the International Youth Arts Festival.

Creative responses are not limited to musical performances, they can be either a composition, theatre, dance or movement, digital art, animation or a performance poetry.

The project run in partnership with Kingston Music Service can be integrated into the curriculum and a large amount of resources for teachers and information packs are available online. For more information visit

The project will offer your students the opportunity to perform alongside other pupils from the Borough at the largest youth arts festival in the UK. IYAF will provide lighting, sound and any other technical support you may need on the day.

In addition to the festival on the 12th July, students have the opportunity to submit their work on the BBC Ten Pieces website for a chance to be showcased at the BBC Proms 2016 and for inclusion in the online showcase. Further information on how to submit will be sent out to participating schools.

Tickets for the festival will be available to parents through the Rose Theatre box office. Schools will need to ensure that there is sufficient staff to monitor their classes once they have arrived at the venue

If you would like to take part in the Ten Pieces project please complete the form below with the number of pupils in your classes taking part before the 24th March 2016.

Application for Kingston Ten Pieces Festival - 12th July 2016


Year Group:

Contact Teacher:

Contact Email:

Contact Phone:

Number of Children you will be bringing to the festival:

Which medium will you be performing:
Visual ArtsPoetryTheatreDanceMusic

Call out for Schools to participate in our Roots Project

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What? A project for 12-18 year olds to discover untold local history stories and bring them to life with award winning performance company Lyrix Organix through spoken word, music and visual arts.

When? A six week project taking place for 2 – 2.5hours after school once a week, beginning week commencing April 11th, culminating in a performance at the International Youth Arts Festival between the 8th and 17th July.

Where? To take place at the school either during an existing after school club or with a new group of interested students.

Cost? Free (Funded by Heritage Lottery Fund, Awards for All and Arts Council England).

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Further information

Creative Youth, organisers of the International Youth Arts Festival are looking for 5 secondary schools to work with on a heritage and arts project named Roots.

The aim of the project is to allow young people to learn how to discover untold stories by teaching heritage discovery skills through local history archive training and oral history training with leading provider On the Record. We will mainly be looking at quirky, individual, personal stories from the Kingston past as oppose to some of the larger well known pieces of history from the town.

The stories from the past that the young people discover will then be used in workshop sessions with award winning performance company Lyrix Organix who will help the young people bring these stories to life through spoken word, music and visual art (they are a very hip urban company with stages at Glastonbury etc).

The project has already been delivered as a pilot with three community groups and is now expanding to work with a further three community groups and five schools.

The project will culminate by bringing all the groups who have participated in the project together to create a final collective sharing taking form and shape as the project develops (it may be a performance/exhibition/immersive experience depending on the work the young people create).  The performance will take place during the International Youth Arts Festival between the 8th and 17th July.

A breakdown of the sessions are outlined below:

  • Session 1

Inspire & Archive session – pick objects & Stories, performance from Lyrix Organix and discussions around which art forms to work in.  Run by Lyrix Organix and On the Record.

  • Session 2 

Further exploration of objects and stories with input from Kingston Museum’s object handling collection.  Start to turn objects and stories into performance.  Run by Lyrix Organix and On the Record.

  • Session 3 

Interviewing / Oral history session and workshops in how to turn interviews into performance.  Run by Lyrix Organix and On the Record.

  • Session 4 

Creative performance workshop with Lyrix Organix.

  • Session 5

Creative performance Workshop with Lyrix Organix.

  • Session 6 

Creative performance workshop with Lyrix Organix Performance sharing to family / friends.

  • Session 7

Creative Session with all 12 groups to create final performance.

  • Session 8 

Final performance and sharing at International Youth Arts Festival.

Next Steps

If you would like your school to be involved with this project please contact the Project Manager, Aniela Zaba on or on 020 8549 2120




Marketing and Events Manager opportunity

Creative Youth is looking for an energetic, creative and enthusiastic individual to take on the role of Marketing & Events Manager. This is a huge opportunity for anyone who is interested in marketing and communications within an exciting organisation working close with creative individuals in a fast passed and dynamic environment. Creative Youth organises various and diverse events throughout the year and the International Youth Arts Festival Kingston which will take place from 8th-17th July 2016.

The individual will support the Chief Executive Officer in devising marketing plans for proposal to the Creative Youth team and Board; planning designated events and implementing agreed marketing plans in particular for The International Youth Arts Festival Kingston and other events to achieve financial targets and audience development objectives to support Creative Youth’s mission.

The ideal candidate will have a good level of experience of working in marketing, strong organisational and management skills, knowledge of budget manadement as well as strong relationship building and communication skills.

Please click here for the full job spec and application form.  Deadline for applications is 10th February 2016.

To apply please send your CV and Cover Letter indicating why you are the ideal candidate to

Current Trainee Producer and Volunteer Roles‏

Get involved with Creative Youth and IYAF!

We are currently very keen to hear from young people under 26 who would be interested in working as trainee producers.  This is a voluntary role working on specific projects which culminate during the International Youth Arts Festival.  We take approximately 20-25 young trainees every year and  provide mentorship and training to help these young people take an idea through from concept through to completion.  Trainees work on either specific projects as highlighted in the attached document or can suggest their own ideas for an event they may want to see materialise during IYAF in July.


This is a fantastic opportunity for enterprising, entrepreneurial, self motivated young people who wish to gain professional experience in a live working environment, build transferable skills and work on one of the largest and most diverse youth arts events in the country.

You can work alone or in teams and we are flexible as to the working hours of the trainees, but they must be available during the festival in July (8th – 17th July).

For details of the roles available, please click here.

If you, or any young people you work with are interested in this opportunity please contact outlining which role you are interested in.

Re-launch of the Kingston Folk Barge!

Join us for a night of music on the Thames as we re-launch the famous Kingston Folk Barge!

The Folk Barge in Kingston was one of the mainstays of the London folk and blues circuit of the 60’s. It was a regular venue of musical legends such as Nick Drake, John Martyn, Paul Simon, Jackson C. Frank and Sonny Boy Williamson II.

The original Folk Barge had no electricity or toilets and was towed for scrap long ago.  It’s legacy remains however and on March 8th we are relaunching the venue aboard the ‘New Southern Belle’ to bring you the best music London has to offer.

The boat launches from Kingston at 7pm and will travel along the River Thames to Richmond and back.  On the way we’ll stop to collect our Fish and Chip dinner (included in the ticket price) and will return to Kingston for 11pm.

 Join us for a magical night of musical history on Kingston’s greatest old new venue!

Musical acts to be announced.

A huge thank you to Turks for their generous support of this event

All proceeds support Creative Youth and the International Youth Arts Festival which runs in Kingston from 8th to the 17th of July.

  • TurksmapTickets: £30 (including dinner)
  • Date: 8th March 2016
  • Time: 7-11pm (Please be on time to avoid missing the boat!)
  • Food: Fish and Chips* will be provided.
  • Pickup/Drop off:  Turks Pier Kingston (North side of John Lewis, before Canbury Gardens)

To secure your place on this historical voyage, tickets are now available in person, by phone from the Rose Theatre Kingston 020 8174 0090 or online here.

*Other food options: Piece of Chicken and Chips, Veggie Burger and Chips, Sausage and Chips or just Chips.  We will get in touch a week before the event to request your food choice.