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International Youth Arts Festival 2018

Illustration by Lucie Arnoux

2018 marks the 10th anniversary of the International Youth Arts Festival. The festival ran from Friday the 6 – 15 of July.

One of the largest and most diverse youth arts events in the world, IYAF is platform for the best emerging international artists under 27 years old. More than 100 companies have been involved this year from all over the world.

Visit the IYAF website for more information about the performers who came to IYAF 2018

Photos from this year’s festival can be found here.

Thank you to supporters, volunteers and participants for making this year a great success!

Are you bready?

The British Bread Golf Open 2018
Sunday 8 April, 1pm – 3pm

The annual event to find The British Bread Golf Champion. Three dough balls for a £5 charity donation to try to get a hole in one on the floating green – could you be the proud wear of the coveted ‘Green Jacket’?

Where: Eagle Brewery Wharf, Kingston, KT1 1HH


Design Competition Winner Announced for 10th International Youth Arts Festival

A first year Kingston College student has won a competition to design the official artwork for this year’s International Youth Arts Festival (IYAF) in Kingston.

Sixteen year-old Belle Junput (pictured) submitted a bold and lively design that topped a competitive field and will feature on the cover of 10,000 Festival brochures, as well as posters, flyers and other promotional material.

IYAF brings some of the greatest young talent from around the world to Kingston for a week of inventive, inspiring and groundbreaking theatre, music, dance, comedy and visual art.

The 10th anniversary Festival will run from 6 – 15 July 2018 at venues across Kingston.

Belle said of her win: “I am very happy that my design was chosen, I never thought that I would win.

“The idea behind my design is to show how the festival is such an important event in Kingston by featuring famous Kingston landmarks such as the River Thames and the phone box sculpture.

“I drew objects and characters using an illustration style and chose colours that suggest happiness and fun. I really enjoyed creating my designs and I’m very excited to see them used.”

Louise Coles, CEO of Creative Youth, which administers the Festival, said: “IYAF is all about showcasing new creative talent, and it’s great to start with the work of a talented young artist like Belle. Her design perfectly encapsulates the colour, vibrancy and setting of IYAF.

“We have a very strong partnership with Kingston College so it feels very fitting that one of their students has won the competition in our 10th year.”

Young Creatives Opportunity

Are you aged 18-26 and wanting to make your mark in the creative industries? Do you consider yourself a cultural innovator or an inspiring leader? Is your head bursting with artistic ideas? Do you want to make a difference? If so read on…

Creative Youth is seeking pioneering, aspiring and motivational YOUNG CREATIVES to be part of a new young people’s panel. You will assist in driving forward a new artistic vision and artistic planning for the organisation along with spearheading the development of new artistic projects.

Creative Youth, which manages Kingston’s International Youth Arts Festival, celebrates its 10th Anniversary in July 2018. It is an exciting time for the Charity to mark this occasion and ensure it is more responsive to the needs of young emerging talent in the cultural sector than ever before. We need your help!

YOUNG CREATIVES will be facilitated and supported by professionals in the sector and there are substantial learning opportunities to be involved in other aspects of Creative Youth’s work.

For more information, click here.

Deadline to apply: Friday 2 March