Home » News

Category: News

Kingston RPM Album Cover Competition WINNER ANNOUNCED

We are delighted to announce the winner and runners up of our Album Cover Competition for Schools. These beautiful designs are now up at the Rose Theatre Kingston as part of the #KingstonRPM To Make A Record exhibition. The artwork will be on display until 9th September.

The first place winner will see their artwork used for the record sleeve of the Kingston RPM project album which is being produced in September! Each student below have also won a £500 bursary, for each of their classes to put towards a heritage activity.

1st Place: Maxwell Hansen (Year 7) – Coombe Boys’ School

2nd Place: Ashla Khan (Year 12) – Tiffin Girls’ School

3rd Place: Adam (Year 8) – Coombe Boys’ School

Heritage Lottery FundArts Council EnglandKingston CouncilKingston Music ServiceKingston University

Kingston RPM: To Make a Record Exhibition

Our exhibition all about Kingston’s music history, To Make A Record, will be up in the Rose Theatre Kingston until the beginning of September! You can see a sneak peek at what’s in the show here.

Running until Sep 9, To Make a Record is a unique free entry exhibition showcasing stories, objects, records, photos and music memorabilia from the 1940s – 1970s in Kingston. Come and explore this interactive exhibition that will illuminate Kingston’s musical past covering everything from Bowie’s first performance as Ziggy Stardust, the Decca Record Factory in New Malden and the arrival of Jazz music with the American Army in Bushy Park.

Kingston RPM has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council England and the Royal Borough of Kingston. The project delivery partners also include, Kingston Music Service, Kingston History Centre, Kingston University and the Rose Theatre.

Make sure you stay in touch for more news and events that are part of #KingstonRPM

IYAF 2017 AWARD WINNERS

There has been such a high standard of work and professionalism across the entire festival and we are grateful to all the amazing companies who performed at IYAF 2017. Congratulations to everyone involved and the 2017 Award Ceremony nominees and winners of each are listed below.
Best of Fest:
– The Next Placement (Winner)

 

– Sticks and Stones
– Strawberry Starburst
– Amy Conway’s Super Awesome World
Festival Friends Choice Award:
– Mine (Winner)
– The Missing Girl of Grigglewood
– The Next Placement
– Amy Conway’s Super Awesome World
Volunteer Choice Award:
– The Missing Girl of Grigglewood (Winner)
 – Amy Conway’s Super Awesome World
– Strawberry Starburst
– Tapestry
Best Marketing Award:
– Blurred Justice (Winner)
– What’s Between Us
– Awakening
– Little Meerkat’s Big Panic
Best Individual Performance: 
– Maryam Grace, Strawberry Starburst (Winner)
– Maisie Barlow, Mine
– Matthew Mahoney, Sticks and Stones
– Viviana Rocha, Awakening

IYAF 2018 Dates announced

  Credit: Tangle Photography

Thank you to everyone who made IYAF 2017 a great success. We had 200 wonderful shows over 10 days, engaged with local and international communities and were supported by over 90 volunteers.

Next year will be our 10th Festival and it will run from the 6th to 15th July 2018.

Applications to participate will open in November 2017.

To be kept informed please join our mailing list here

Creative Youth competitions now open!

We have 3 exciting competitions now open:

60 SECOND FILM COMPETITION
Calling all young film-makers. The International Youth Arts Festival 2017 is calling for submissions to its 60 Second Cinema competition, in partnership with O2 and Go Think Big.

We’re looking for films of no more than 60 seconds on the subject of ‘Home.’  A selection of the best entries will be screened at the festival on the 9th July, followed by an award ceremony in the Rose Theatre Studio.

Films of any style or genre will be considered, and can be created using pro equipment or just a smartphone.

So unleash your imagination and start filming. The films can be comedies, silent, action, animation – anything. As long as it is no longer than 60 seconds.

Entrants must be 26 or under on 9th July 2017.

To apply please upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo and send a link to 60secondcinema@iyafestival.org.uk by 17:00 on the 30th of June 2017 along with the following information. More information here.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

SCHOOLS ALBUM ARTWORK COMPETITION
We are launching a schools competition to design the cover artwork for an album being produced as part of Kingston RPM. Featuring music from our gig day and oral testimonies from the project, the album will showcase the musical heritage uncovered by the project, and we need your help to design a cover that reflects this. The winning design will become the official cover for the album.

All shortlisted album covers will go on display at the Rose Theatre, as part of the Kingston RPM exhibition. (NB – the exhibition opens on the 16th June and will run until the 9th September. The shortlisted designs will be on display in the exhibition after the 24th July 2017. More information about how to apply here.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

SEA STORIES DESIGN COMPETITION
To celebrate the ocean theme of the International Youth Arts Festival’s Gala performance, we are launching a design competition for under 11s, with a unique prize.

Entrants are being asked to imagine a new sea creature that has been discovered deep in the tropical oceans, and the best design will be made into a one-off cuddly toy to keep. The winner will also receive four VIP tickets to our Gala Performance of Sea Stories on 13th July and the chance to meet some very special celebrity guests and patrons. More information about how to apply here.

 

60 Second Cinema Film Competition

Calling all young film-makers. The International Youth Arts Festival 2017 is calling for submissions to its 60 Second Cinema competition, in partnership with O2 and Go Think Big.

We’re looking for films of no more than 60 seconds on the subject of ‘Home.’  A selection of the best entries will be screened at the festival on the 9th July, followed by an award ceremony in the Rose Theatre Studio.

Films of any style or genre will be considered, and can be created using pro equipment or just a smartphone.

So unleash your imagination and start filming. The films can be comedies, silent, action, animation – anything. As long as it is no longer than 60 seconds.

Entrants must be 26 or under on 9th July 2017.

To apply please upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo and send a link to 60secondcinema@iyafestival.org.uk by 17:00 on the 30th of June 2017 along with the following information.

Name:
Date of Birth:
Address:
Occupation:

This competition is open to anyone aged 26 or under and the director/writer must be no older than 26. Entries with actors, extras or crew over this age will still be accepted.

Shortlisted entries will be announced on the 3rd of July 2017 with the screening on July 9th at 14:00 at the Rose Theatre Studio, Kingston.

 60 Second Cinema Rules
Each film can be no longer than 60 seconds
No graphic violence
No unnecessary strong language
No nudity or scenes of a sexual nature

Recruiting 10 volunteers for oral history project – Kingston RPM: Records, People & Music

Kingston RPM: Records, Music & People – 10 Volunteers needed for oral history project
Extended Deadline: Tuesday 25 April 2017, 5pm

Volunteer Induction Meeting  27th April 6pm – please get in contact on kingstonrpm@creativeyouthcharity.org for more information

We are currently recruiting for 10 volunteers to work on our latest oral history project, Kingston RPM: Records, Music & People which celebrates the music history of Kingston from 1940s to 1970s. The project will bring to light the borough’s involvement in the record industry, its gigs scene
and the American Army’s influence on modern day swing.

No previous technology experience required, as full training will be provided; more important is a love of music, an interest in history and Kingston’s past and an ear for a story.

The histories collected will feature in an exhibition at the Rose Theatre from June, as well as make a contribution to Kingston’s History Centre and Archives and resource pack for local schools. There will also be wider opportunities to support heritage events as part of IYAF 2017.

Expenses and travel will be paid.
More information about the role requirements can be found here.

Please email charlotte@creativeyouthcharity.org with Kingston RPM Volunteering as the subject title by 10am, Wed 19 April to apply.

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 kingstonrpm@creativeyouthcharity.org, through our social media channels using #kingstonrpm on @_CreativeYouth (Twitter) or https://www.facebook.com/CreativeYouth1/ 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.

#KingstonRPM

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.

Aniela Zaba, past IYAF Festival Director, is swimming 5.25 miles in Lake Coniston for Creative Youth!

Aniela Zaba, past IYAF Festival Director from 2008-14, will be swimming 5.25 miles in Lake Coniston to raise money for Creative Youth and the International Youth Arts Festival (IYAF) on 2nd September 2017.

Last year Aniela cycled 120 miles in one day for Creative Youth and she is keeping up the challenge this year. We hope that you’ll be cheering her on as much as we are! If you’d like to find out more and to sponsor Aniela, please click here.

Thank you Aniela for your ongoing support of Creative Youth.