Category: Events

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.

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.