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Join us on 2 February for a night of performance, celebrating local talent from Kingston’s communities. All in aid of the Mayor’s Charities, Kingston Samaritans, Creative Youth and Kingston Race and Equalities Council. Tickets are available from the Rose Theatre.

On 5 February at 7pm the Mayor is holding a Turkish Delight Night at local restaurant, Cappadocia, with mystery guests, bellydancing and excellent food. Tickets are just £29.50 per person and are available through the Mayor’s Office at or from Cappadocia restaurant.

Kingston RPM: Records, People & Music CALL OUT

Kingston RPM: Records, People & Music, a new project from Creative Youth, is a homage to Kingston’s rich and varied musical heritage between the 40s and 70s. Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council England and the Royal Borough of Kingston, we want to tell Kingston’s story. How the likes of David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, and Cream performed gigs here. How the American Army, who were based locally in Bushy Park, made a massive contribution to the progressive music scene, regularly holding dances, marching their band over the Bridge and bringing along with them, new jazz records previously unheard of this side of the Atlantic.

We are on the lookout for any memorabilia, photographs or stories relating to Kingston’s musical history between the 40s and 70s; from the army bands that came over in the 40s, to T-shirts, ticket stubs, programmes and badges from gigs in Kingston in the 50s, 60s and 70s.

You can get in touch with us via email at, through our social media channels using #kingstonrpm on @_CreativeYouth (Twitter) or or by calling the Creative Youth office on 020 8549 2120.

Kingston RPM will feature a 12-week exhibition at the Rose Theatre from June and will peak with a record fair and host of live gigs in July, as part of the International Youth Arts Festival.

Cllr Andrea Craig, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Heritage, Arts and Leisure at Kingston Council, said:

“We need your help to capture the rhythm of Kingston between the 40’s and 70’s for an exciting joint   music project. Music and memorabilia are incredibly emotive, whether it’s a band t-shirt, a much-loved record, a ticket stub or even a fond memory, it can transport you back to a time or place in an instant. Take part, tell your story and help us create a picture of Kingston’s music history together for all to enjoy this summer.”

So, please, go and check those dusty boxes in the loft, or on top of your wardrobes. Check in with your grandparents, dig into those untouched old record boxes, photo albums or stacks of old magazines & newspapers. Help us tell the story.


The British Bread Golf Open 2017

​Can you score into the floating hole on the Thames?

The British Bread Golf Open 2017 will take place on Eagle Brewery Wharf on Sunday 9th April between 1pm and 3pm.

​​Why not come down and chance your swing with the chance to become the British Bread Golf Open Champion and wear the coveted Green Jacket?

Three dough golf balls for a £5 donation to Creative Youth and your chance to become a world champion – just turn up to take part this Sunday.

7 Marathons in 7 Days!

Greg Harradine, former IYAF participant has decided on an epic challenge of 7 marathons in 7 days! It is planned for April 17th – 23rd 2017 culminating with the London Marathon.  He has decided to do this whilst fundraising for The Musical Brain and Creative Youth Charities.

Greg is pictured here as the Minstrel in A Pardoner’s Tale at IYAF 2014.




We hope that you’ll be cheering him on as much as we are!  If you’d like to find out more and to sponsor Greg, please click here.

Thank you Greg for your ongoing support of Creative Youth.


Fantastic Support for Creative Youth

As well as delivering the fantastic International Youth Arts Festival, we work all year round enabling young people through the arts.

We are constantly amazed by the initiative and energy our supporters offer us, making our work with young people possible. This week we particularly want to thank Brett Alderton, Kay Galbraith and Dominic Bull who have been outstandingly generous with their energy and commitment…..

Brett Alderton successfully scootered 120 miles from Surbiton to Swanage to raise over £2,000 for Creative Youth.

Brett Scooter

Congratulations and thanks to Brett for this amazing achievement!

You can still support him here. Full story in Surrey Comet here


Art for a Day


All over Bank Holiday weekend local artists donated their time and talent to raising funds for Creative Youth, led by artist Kay Galbraith.  There was a fantastic variety of work created from painting to fashion pieces and there were jewellery and stained glass workshops for the local community throughout the day. You can still support them here. 


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Thank you also to Dominic Bull who cycled 50 miles from Brighton to Surbiton. Dominic arrived safely, raising £700 and smashing his target of £450. You can still support him here

Gala Dinner bookings are now open!

Come and join us to celebrate new, up and coming talent at our Annual Gala Dinner on Monday 7th November 2016!

It is a delightful evening in the glorious surroundings of Glenmore House in Surbiton where there’ll be great food, wine, entertainment and fun!

Tickets are £100 per person or £900 for a table of ten.  This includes sparkling wine and canapes upon arrival, a sit down meal with half a bottle of wine per person and coffee.

This is one of the FUNdraising highlights of the Creative Youth year.  Why not get a group together for this very special evening?

Tickets are on sale here:

Little Brett’s Big Scoot

Brett Alderton is a trustee of Creative Youth.  After 24 hours of swingball and a mammoth cycling voyage… he has decided to scoot to Swanage to support the Charity! cheap viagra sildenafil citrate

In his latest fundraising challenge, he has decided to scoot (on an adult push-along stylish hipster scooter) the 120 miles from Surbiton to Swanage!  He doesn’t even own a scooter yet! Brett’s journey will start at 1pm on the 17th August 2016 with the aim of arriving in Swanage on the 20th. buy levitra professional online

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We would like to extend a huge thank you to Brett for his continued enthusiastic and inspirational support of Creative Youth.

Art for a Day – Fundraising for Creative Youth

From 3pm Monday 29th August to 3pm Tuesday 30th August local Artist Kay (Fairy) Galbraith will spend 24 hours creating a master piece to be Auctioned for Creative Youth.  This fundraiser will be starting at the Seething Picnic, St Andrew’s Square, Surbiton continuing through the night at either The Lamb Pub or the Museum of Futures.

Come along and join in!  Throughout the 24 hours there will be workshops for all ages including Graffiti; Life Drawing; Fine Art; Illustration; Graphics and much more!  Any Artist that joins in the event (be it for 1 hour or 24) will have the opportunity to contribute their work for an exhibition in Kingston culminating in an auction of some of the work created.

For full details, please download the flyer here and art competition entry form here that is running until 3pm on the 30th when the winners will be announced!  For up to date information on this event, please check out facebook.

A huge thank you to Kay for her continued support of Creative Youth.  Please come along to support and join in the activities!

To sponsor Kay in her 24 hour challenge, please click here.


Brighton to Brighton Road Charity Cycle!

The Seething Ancient Guild of Cyclists are getting in shape for their next challenge!

Previously having cycled from Paris to Seething and from Seething to Seething on Sea they now prepare to cycle from Brighton to Brighton Road with their ride finishing at the fantastic Seething Tryclingathon (an annual event to encourage people to try cycling).

This will all take place on the 11th September 2016.  If you would like to take part and join in the challenge, please message the organisers here.  If you prefer to stay closer to home, then please come along to whoop, holler and cheer in Claremont Gardens, Surbiton for their anticipated arrival around 3pm.

All this effort is once again in aid of Creative Youth.  We’d like to say a huge thank you to the organisers for choosing Creative Youth as their chosen Charity.  Please show your support for their fantastic efforts!

Sponsor them here!

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