Category: Events

Creative Youth Dancing Sunday

Join us on Sunday 28 February for an exciting afternoon of dancing (from home) and make a transformative difference for young & emerging artists.

The day consists of dance classes, dance-disco with exciting DJs. You’ll also get to meet our team, Creative Talent Programme artists and companies over zoom, in a relaxed and informal way! You’re welcome to join parts or all of the day.

All proceeds from this fundraising event will go towards supporting artists/companies on the Creative Talent Programme. We want to empower them to further their careers, in the form of direct-financial support, mentoring and professional development workshops.

Once you have bought a reward to join us, you’ll hear from our team before the event with joining instructions, we’re really looking forward to dancing with you!

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Schedule

2:00-2:15pm
Collective Warm Up

2:15-3:00pm
Choose from three exciting dance classes, led by Jason Piper, Max Percy and one tailored for children under age of 11 led by Carly Allen from Vital Signz Dance.

About the sessions

Dance Swan Lake with Jason Piper

Jason Piper is a former Professional Dancer who played the lead Swan in Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake. He is now an Associate Professor and interim Head of School in the Kingston School of Art. 45 minutes with him and you’ll come away knowing a beautiful and exciting Swan-Lake routine. And no, no previous experience needed, just a willingness to throw yourselves in.

Wake up your Body! with Max Percy

A meditative and exploratory movement practice generated by your imagination. No routine will be taught, instead Max will guide through the session as you  explore the landscape of your body at your own pace. We will be waking up and nurturing the neglected and overworked corners of the body that harbour tension. This is a mixture of a Yoga and Somatic (sensory) dance practice.

In this session will learn how to get in touch with your internal self and cultivate coping skills to intervene when intense emotions, stressors, or trauma surface. Somatic Movement helps you creatively engage with emotional, physical and cognitive processes through dance and movement.

Children’s (Under 12) & Family Dance Class

Brought to you by the extra-ordinary teacher, choreographer and dancer from The Vital Signz Carly Allen, join us for an energetic and fun dance-class, children under 12 are particularly welcomed. Join as a family or you can sit back and let us dance with the kids for 45 minutes.

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A Post-Brexit Arts World

Monday 18 January 2021, 19:00 GMT

Join our free webinar next Monday 18 January to explore the impacts of Brexit on the arts, co-chaired by Robin Hutchinson & Brett Alderton.

Britain has now left the EU, resulting in a range of potential repercussions for the arts industry and its international network.

Creative Youth’s panel will explore what has changed for the arts, which sectors of the industry may be most affected by the changes and resulting uncertainty, and how we can overcome the challenges to create positive outcomes from Brexit.

Panellists include Creative Youth’s Young Creatives Willow Pitt and Andy Hudeková from Slovakia, along with one of our European partners Gabriela Dumitru, Artistic Director of Theatre Arts Group, Bucharest, Romania.

Part of our free monthly programme, So You Wanna Work in the Arts, discussing key arts industry topics. Supported by Arts Council England.

The Undercroft Scratch

A new pop-up space for emerging artists to perform short segments of their work. Raw talent in raw spaces.

The Undercroft Scratch Update: Postponed due to Covid-19

Following recent national and international developments we are sad to inform you that we are having to postpone The Undercroft Scratch. 

We appreciate your support, patience and understanding in these unprecedented circumstances. We will be working towards being ready to emerge with activity as soon as the environment allows.

Come and experience a new pop-up arts space on the riverside amongst the ruins of the first bridge outside London. The Undercroft Scratch showcases the work of 6 new artists featuring dance, music, theatre and comedy.

This is a brand new initiative by Creative Youth and supported by Arts Council England. This is where we turn derelict venues into pop-up arts spaces.

The companies/ individuals involved are:

  • Pound of Flesh
  • Freya Jackson
  • Greg Arundell
  • Bona Dance Company
  • Christina Dionysopoulou
  • Jack Hart

PLEASE READ BEFORE ATTENDING THE EVENT

Venue: The Undercroft, under John Lewis Kingston

The Undercroft is a disused space and as a result it DOES NOT appear on any maps so this address listed here 1 Riverside Walk, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1QN is the closest address to the venue.

Directions: The Undercroft is underneath John Lewis, once you arrive at Chakra Indian Restaurant you need to walk along the river, go through the underpass to the other side of the bridge and on your right hand side you will see The Undercroft. There will be sign posts and volunteers to point you in the right direction.

Access requirements: Please telephone the office on 020 8549 2120 if you have any physical access requirements as there are some limitations at the venue due to it being a disused space.

The Undercroft Scratch is generously supported by Arts Council England

 

Creative Youth’s Gala Dinner Auction – Open Now

Take part in Creative Youth’s Gala Dinner Auction and raise money to support young people in the arts

For over a decade, Creative Youth and the International Youth Arts Festival have been inspiring, supporting and fostering young talent. We are immensely proud that over that time thousands of young people have been given a platform and a playground, and have been inspired, encouraged and given a helping hand in their chosen path. These achievements are impressive, but none of them would have been possible without your support and continued involvement.

We are excited to announce that the Creative Youth Gala Dinner Auction is now live and as we move forwards and develop ambitious plans to continue the work of the past 11 years, your generous support is greatly appreciated.

How it works
The auction will be online until 4pm on Wednesday 27th November and is available to anyone who may be interested, so please do bid and share far and wide with your networks.

After 4pm on 27th November, the bidding will be transferred to a live server and only those in the room at the Gala Dinner that evening will be able to bid. If you can’t make it, don’t worry, simply enter a Proxy bid online and the system will bid on your behalf up to your chosen maximum amount.

You will need to register to bid, but you won’t be subject to any marketing messages, it is simply necessary for contacting the winners. Do contact us if you are interested in bidding on any of the auction lots with a LIVE banner and we can arrange to register a proxy bid for you.

Enjoy bidding on what we feel is a great range of interesting, fun and unique experiences. Some are for groups, so do get your family and friends involved and bid as a collective, then you may all have something to look forward to!

Click here for the live auction

 

Dates for your diary

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 mayors.office@kingston.gov.uk or from Cappadocia restaurant.