Archive for August, 2022

Works underway at the Undercroft

Posted on: August 25th, 2022 by cyEditor

We’re excited to be underway with the building works and can’t wait to open the doors to our new creative home later in the year for a pilot programme of activity. The Undercroft (as it is currently known) holds the footings of the original Kingston bridge and has previously only been open a couple of times a year. We’re looking forward to welcoming the community and bringing the space to life throughout the year.

Be sure to sign up to our mailing list to ensure you’re one of the first to see all of our updates regarding our new venue and all of our upcoming opportunities to get involved with our year-round programme.

Our fantastic photography team

Posted on: August 18th, 2022 by cyEditor

Since 2010, we have been working with the wonderful and talented Tangle Photography who has helped capture the spirit of our events and festivals. Tangle has photographed theatre, dance, circus, music shows and more and documented workshops, live shows and rehearsals.

Tangle has been equally vital in coordinating our photography volunteer team, an ever-changing and growing group of emerging creatives who receive mentoring and support during their time with us. Some volunteers may photograph one show, others may capture several, but they all come away having experienced the thrill of photographing performers in a challenging range of lighting conditions and scenarios; a key skill which can be transferred to many photographic opportunities and events.

Our volunteer photographers try to capture as many events as possible every year and visiting companies can use the images from social media to showcase their shows. This can be particularly helpful for companies touring the UK festival circuit.

Photograph by Rachel Guest

It’s always a challenge to showcase all of the amazing shots that are taken throughout our festivals and events, so we wanted to share a few here, and direct you to our Facebook page where you can see the full galleries of every show captured in the past few years. We hope you enjoy looking through and reliving the festival atmosphere.

Photograph by Ruth O’Brien


All images used in this article are by Tangle Photography unless stated otherwise.

Stream FUSE International Digifest today!

Posted on: August 3rd, 2022 by cyEditor

We were thrilled to work with the talented team at Bright Immersive this year to reimaging three spaces from around Kingston: the Market Place, the Undercroft and Theatre.

Explore work by artists Chiyana Ankhrah, Lucie Arnoux, Tanvi Ranjan, A Bundy Film and Archie O’Neill. Discover the film winners from FUSE Film 2022, alongside international choir performances from Kenya, Ukraine and more.

If you want to find out more about the creation process behind the project, there’s a great article by Ben from Bright Immersive here.

The three spaces are all connected so you can start your journey in the Marketplace, then go to the Undercroft Gallery before heading to the Theatre and back again!

Start your journey by clicking on the link here:

Here are the separate links for the additional two spaces if you need them:

Join our Heritage Collective – AMP Kingston Roles

Posted on: August 3rd, 2022 by cyEditor

We are looking for up to 12 people aged 16 – 26 to form a collective who will plan, deliver and evaluate the various strands of this project.

There will be an opportunity to embed yourself within other areas of the project and with Creative Youth’s wider work/team, if desired. As a team, you will work collaboratively to create a clear vision which is inclusive, represents Kingston’s Art Music Pop Fashion heritage, and is engaging for the widest-possible audience.

For our full application pack, including role description and further information, Heritage Collective Application Pack.

The deadline for completed applications is 12pm Sunday 4th September. Please fill in our short application form by clicking here or following the link below: 

If you have any questions about the application process, or would like to arrange an informal chat to discuss the nature of this role, please email Archie at

The deadline for completed applications is 12pm Sunday 4th September.



About AMP Kingston: 

AMP Kingston is an exploration of Kingston’s music heritage from the 1960s – 1990s, spanning three key themes: art, music and pop fashion.

This heritage will be identified, recorded and accessed in a range of interactive, sustainable ways. Through uncovering this heritage, the project will not only explore some of the most iconic musical acts of the late twentieth century, but will also celebrate pop fashion, costumes, album artwork, band posters and more.

AMP Kingston will place younger people at the front and centre when it comes to the shaping, planning, delivery and engagement of this project. Together, we will explore a time period that was rife with bold, charismatic and entertaining advances in artwork, music and pop fashion.

The Heritage Collective are key to the creative direction and artistic output of the project, and will ensure that young people are placed at the centre of the work we do together.


That’s a wrap on FUSE International 2022!

Posted on: August 1st, 2022 by cyEditor

FUSE International 2022 saw over 1000 artists visit Kingston, performing in over 50 events, in 8 venues across the town. They brought the town to life with circus, theatre, music, puppetry, dance and more and helped create new memories for residents and visitors alike.

We’d love your thoughts on the festival – what you came to see, what you enjoyed, what you’d like to see more of and anything we can do to make your experience even better!

If you’re missing the festival already, keep reading as we’ve got lots to get involved with over the next few months.

We really value your feedback and would appreciate it if you could fill out a short evaluation form to provide some quick feedback. Your views and opinions are essential as we continue to expand our programme and bring great arts and culture to Kingston.