Category: Project

Opportunity for Kingston students to perform at the Rose Theatre during IYAF

BBC Ten Pieces Project

What? A teacher-led project aimed at 11-16 years-old students to develop a 10-15 minute performance in response to one of ten pieces of classical music in the form of dance, music, visual arts or poetry to be showcased in a one day festival.

When? This flexible project can take place at any time during the term and performances will be showcased at the Rose Theatre on 12th July 2016. Deadline for participation 24 March 2016.

Where? To take place in class or in after school clubs and performed in the main house at the Rose Theatre.

Cost? Free (online resources available at

Application for Kingston Ten Pieces Festival - 12th July 2016


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Further Information

Creative Youth and the International Youth Arts Festival would like to invite you to take part in an exciting project aiming to engage young people with classical music and develop their creativity.

Using ten pieces of classical music as a starting point, students are invited to develop a performance of no more than 10/15 minutes to be showcased at the Rose Theatre on 12th July at 8pm during the International Youth Arts Festival.

Creative responses are not limited to musical performances, they can be either a composition, theatre, dance or movement, digital art, animation or a performance poetry.

The project run in partnership with Kingston Music Service can be integrated into the curriculum and a large amount of resources for teachers and information packs are available online. For more information visit

The project will offer your students the opportunity to perform alongside other pupils from the Borough at the largest youth arts festival in the UK. IYAF will provide lighting, sound and any other technical support you may need on the day.

In addition to the festival on the 12th July, students have the opportunity to submit their work on the BBC Ten Pieces website for a chance to be showcased at the BBC Proms 2016 and for inclusion in the online showcase. Further information on how to submit will be sent out to participating schools.

Tickets for the festival will be available to parents through the Rose Theatre box office. Schools will need to ensure that there is sufficient staff to monitor their classes once they have arrived at the venue

If you would like to take part in the Ten Pieces project please complete the form below with the number of pupils in your classes taking part before the 24th March 2016.

Application for Kingston Ten Pieces Festival - 12th July 2016


Year Group:

Contact Teacher:

Contact Email:

Contact Phone:

Number of Children you will be bringing to the festival:

Which medium will you be performing:
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Call out for Schools to participate in our Roots Project

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What? A project for 12-18 year olds to discover untold local history stories and bring them to life with award winning performance company Lyrix Organix through spoken word, music and visual arts.

When? A six week project taking place for 2 – 2.5hours after school once a week, beginning week commencing April 11th, culminating in a performance at the International Youth Arts Festival between the 8th and 17th July.

Where? To take place at the school either during an existing after school club or with a new group of interested students.

Cost? Free (Funded by Heritage Lottery Fund, Awards for All and Arts Council England).

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Further information

Creative Youth, organisers of the International Youth Arts Festival are looking for 5 secondary schools to work with on a heritage and arts project named Roots.

The aim of the project is to allow young people to learn how to discover untold stories by teaching heritage discovery skills through local history archive training and oral history training with leading provider On the Record. We will mainly be looking at quirky, individual, personal stories from the Kingston past as oppose to some of the larger well known pieces of history from the town.

The stories from the past that the young people discover will then be used in workshop sessions with award winning performance company Lyrix Organix who will help the young people bring these stories to life through spoken word, music and visual art (they are a very hip urban company with stages at Glastonbury etc).

The project has already been delivered as a pilot with three community groups and is now expanding to work with a further three community groups and five schools.

The project will culminate by bringing all the groups who have participated in the project together to create a final collective sharing taking form and shape as the project develops (it may be a performance/exhibition/immersive experience depending on the work the young people create).  The performance will take place during the International Youth Arts Festival between the 8th and 17th July.

A breakdown of the sessions are outlined below:

  • Session 1

Inspire & Archive session – pick objects & Stories, performance from Lyrix Organix and discussions around which art forms to work in.  Run by Lyrix Organix and On the Record.

  • Session 2 

Further exploration of objects and stories with input from Kingston Museum’s object handling collection.  Start to turn objects and stories into performance.  Run by Lyrix Organix and On the Record.

  • Session 3 

Interviewing / Oral history session and workshops in how to turn interviews into performance.  Run by Lyrix Organix and On the Record.

  • Session 4 

Creative performance workshop with Lyrix Organix.

  • Session 5

Creative performance Workshop with Lyrix Organix.

  • Session 6 

Creative performance workshop with Lyrix Organix Performance sharing to family / friends.

  • Session 7

Creative Session with all 12 groups to create final performance.

  • Session 8 

Final performance and sharing at International Youth Arts Festival.

Next Steps

If you would like your school to be involved with this project please contact the Project Manager, Aniela Zaba on or on 020 8549 2120




New opportunity to join our team as a Project Manager Trainee!

Creative Youth, organisers of the International Youth Arts Festival, are looking for two energetic, organised and reliable Project Management Trainees to help deliver a new project, Roots, whilst learning the essential skills of Project Management in the Arts sector.

Roots is dynamic project that celebrates and showcases storytelling.  It will enable schools and community groups to celebrate personal stories, family and local history through spoken word, beat-boxing, music and visual arts and culminate during the International Youth Arts Festival 2016. The project is a partnership between Creative Youth, Lyrix Organix and On The Record and is funded by Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Fund and Awards for All.

The Project Management Trainees will need to have a keen interest and passion for developing a career in the Arts. The duties of the role will include the following areas but please note, the trainees will be supervised and monitored at all times throughout the project and adhere to a development programme.

  •       Liaison and communication with activity partners
  •       Project planning
  •       Scheduling and logistics
  •       Recording meetings
  •       Event management and delivery
  •       Creating and managing databases
  •       Marketing, including print, social media and online
  •       Risk Management
  •       Project Evaluation

Although the trainees will primarily be working on Roots  they will also be required to undertake other tasks as required by Creative Youth and the International Youth Arts Festival.

Essential Skills/ Attributes

  •       An organised and efficient manner
  •       Punctual
  •       Keen interest and passion in the Arts
  •       Good verbal and written communication skills

Desirable Skills/ Attributes

  •       Good problem solving skills
  •       Experience of working or participating in arts projects/environment
  •       Interest in heritage and history

This role is suitable for a recent graduate, undergraduate or early career individual with a desire to gain more experience in this field.

Dates:  The project will run from March 2016 – September 2016.

Wage: £2,800.00 per person (inclusive of all expenses) for a total of 56 days each across 7 months, approximately 2 days per week.

Reporting to: Roots Project Managers

To Apply – please send a CV and 1 page covering letter to Aniela Zaba


Deadline for applications: Monday 8th February, 5pm

Interviews: Friday 19th February – Please make sure you are available on this day

Interculturality Enriches – Press Release

This is the official ending of the transnational project “Interculturality Enriches” which was conducted with the support received from the European Commission through the Erasmus+ Programme.

With the publication of the movie from the exchange, officially brings to a close the European project “Interculturality Enriches”.  “Interculturality Enriches” is a transnational project which main activity was a Youth Exchange that took place between the 21st and the 29th of August 2015 in Ezcaray, La Rioja (Spain) and that involved 37 young people from Spain, Germany and United Kingdom in order to work together using theatre as main tool for intercultural understanding and reflection.

Coordinated by the Spanish entity Asociación Juvenil ON&OFF and with the support of Jugendkulturarbeit e.V. (Germany) and us at Creative Youth (United Kingdom).  The main aim of this project funded under the Key Action 1 of the Erasmus+ programme was to provide to young participants a framework to explore different questions related to the main issue of the exchange (interculturality enriches) and to show them the importance of their role as citizens and on the mutual understanding of the European cultures.

To make this possible, a wide variety of methodologies and techniques were used in order to achieve successfully the objectives of the project and promote different ways of learning that could ensure that all the young participants taking part on the project could take the maximum benefit to it (a movie of the project has been edited in order to allow those not taking part on the exchange to discover its activities.

Through all these activities, participants worked together in order to design, create and implement the main result of the exchange, a public performance.  The show was implemented on the “Plaza del Mercado” of Logroño, the most crowded square of the capital city of La Rioja (Spain).  It was a great success with hundreds of spectators.  The aim of the performance was to show the power of culture, how it makes us different, richer but also how it can become a barrier or oppression tool when it is not appreciated the appropriate way.  If you missed the event, you can watch the whole video of the performance here:

In case you want to get more information about the project, you can visit its website that contains all the project photos, materials, posts and videos.  You can also follow the development of the project through its website, facebook page (please show your support with a ‘like’!) and you can contact us by emailing

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