Archive for October, 2022

Help us reach our Defibrillator fundraising goal

Posted on: October 21st, 2022 by cyEditor

Sudden Cardiac Arrest kills approximately 100,000 people a year in the UK.

AEDdonate is committed to improving survival from out of hospital cardiac arrests, supporting the placement and use of AED’s to local communities. This will help protect our local communities from the UK’s biggest killer, Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA).

30,000 people die each year from out of hospital Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), 620 of these are people under the age of 35 and 270 of these deaths happen to children within schools. If defibrillation takes place within the first three minutes of a SCA, the patient’s chances of survival increase by upwards of 80%.
Having the defibrillator installed means that it can be deployed by the local ambulance trust in a bid to give the patient the all-important shock to the heart prior to the ambulance arrival. The defibrillator is by no means a replacement to the ambulance service, it just allows patient treatment to commence immediately.

Any support will help propel us to our goal and is always appreciated, for more information please visit:

AMP Researcher Jarek on BBC Radio Surrey Breakfast

Posted on: October 15th, 2022 by cyEditor

AMP Kingston; Art, Music and Pop Fashion is a project to uncover Kingston’s music heritage. The ideas are a continuation of the Kingston RPM; Records, People and Music project we delivered in 2017.

To keep up to date with the AMP project and more about Creative Youth Charity feel free to 📧 

The Reptiles Nearly Christmas Charity Gig

Posted on: October 13th, 2022 by cyEditor

Sing, laugh and dance together in support of a good cause. There will be a charity bar available throughout the night.

19:30 – Doors open
20:00 – Support act
21:00 – The Reptiles

The Reptiles will be raising money for The Mayor‘s Charitable Trust (Creative Youth and The Community Brain CIC).

Your tickets will be emailed to you and you can bring these along on a mobile device or print them at home. We’ll also have a guestlist on the door so don’t worry if you don’t have access to a printer.

To book your tickets please click here to be taken through to our booking page.

Workshop opportunity with professional Korean choreographer

Posted on: October 12th, 2022 by cyEditor

We are excited to announce that we are providing 3 young emerging dancers/choreographers the opportunity to do an intensive workshop with Korean choreographer, SY Park, which will lead to a showcase presentation at Rose Theatre, Kingston, and as part of the Korean Festival, on Sun 13th November 2022.

Professional Korean choreographer, Gong-Won (SY Park) will be visiting London, and is offering to work with 3 dancers to share her techniques and work focused on her “Map Project”.
Since 2020, Gong-Won has produced a dance series, ‘Map Project’ which is focused on the dancer finding a personal connection to/of a specific place or moment and combines participant’s individual memories.

Gong-Won will run three full days or five half days/evening workshops from the 2nd week of November – pending participants availability. This will take place in Kingston and will work towards a unique dance showcase/presentation at Rose Theatre with a theme of participant’s individual memories of Queen Elizabeth II.

To register your interest in taking part or for more information, please email

Deadline: 28th October 2022

Creative Youth will cover participant’s travel and lunch expenses.

For more information about Gong-Won (SY Park):



More about ‘Map Project’ …

SY Park from Korea was in London to take part in the Korean Harvest Festival in New Malden on the 10th September which was cancelled due to the Queen Elizabeth II’s passing. Almost immediately, she and a festival producer came up with an idea to create a dance film / project to commemorate the late Queen. She made the first episode to tell her story in a dance film while she was in London.

From the 2nd October, SY Park visited Andong Hawhey Village, Gyeong Sang Buk Do in Korea to make the second dance film to tell a story of Queen Elizabeth II. In April 1999, the late Queen undertook a state visit to Korea. There is a special connection of the late Queen and the village Andong. The late Queen visited Andong during this time and had a special birthday celebration prepared by people from Andong Village. SY Park danced around the Queen Elizabeth II museum to retrace the memory of the late Queen and to create the Queen’s story as the second episode.

On the 13th November, SY Park will premiere the third and the final episode which will also involve three young emerging dancers/choreographers who have taken part in her workshop. It will also be presented with dance films made in London and Andong as well as graphic display of Korean poetry, Chohon written by Sowol Kim. Music by SH Choi and HS Kim.

Meet our new team members!

Posted on: October 10th, 2022 by cyEditor

Tanvi Ranjan is a textile artist who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Knitwear Design and Technology and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Fine Art. She will be joining us as our Creative Talent Programme artist for 2022-23. Her work explores subjects of human-machine relationship while elaborating on the techniques of textile making and the role of women in sculpting the future of digital and information age. By highlighting the intersections between textile and digital information, the artist makes visible the complexity of modern technology and internet that is often obscured by the high-speed electronic transmission of data in the form of bits.

By translating coded information into textile patterns, her works expand on the nature of patterns and noises in cybernetics and the ways in which textiles can decode modern technology and its interaction with humans. Following the methods of textile making, her practice further extends to performative and collaborative works investigating the presence of rhythmic patterns and noises using electronic sound and music as this field has in many ways been a liberating tool for women who have for long been exploring the world of experimental electronic music. By identifying such overlapping histories of women, textiles, and technology, the artist constantly stretches the boundaries of how we look at textiles from its simplest construction of weave or knit, to multi-dimensional jacquards.

Chiyana Ankhrah has joined us as Trainee Project Manager as part of our AMP Kingston project, focusing on the local art, music and pop fashion heritage of Kingston upon Thames. Chiyana is a conceptual and editorial portrait photographer who focuses on challenging and destabilising Eurocentric beauty standards, as well as raising awareness about mental illness in the Black community.

Chiyana previously worked with us as a Creative Talent Programme artist from 2021-22. Working with Creative Youth as a young creative and CTP artist, Chiyana further developed her creative practice by showcasing her photography in a thought provoking exhibition, ‘Labels: Black Mental Health and Me’, that explored the effects of situational and generational trauma and its impact on the Black community’s mental health. She is now looking forward to applying her creative skills and interest in Kingston’s heritage to help deliver the AMP Kingston project.

To find out more about what these two are up to, feel free to follow the links to their social media channels below. Also maker sure to sign up to our mailing list to be the first to hear about all the exciting things coming up in the next few months:

Be a part of our Heritage Volunteer team!

Posted on: October 6th, 2022 by cyEditor


With young people, this project is an exploration of Kingston’s music heritage from the 1960s – 1990s. 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.

Three themes have been identified. These will be explored through a series of free intervention exhibitions, and younger person-led creative interpretations.




The Heritage Volunteers will be instrumental in researching, gathering and recording the heritage which rests at the centre of this project. The volunteers will support Creative Youth in researching, collecting, collating and the public presentation of Kingston’s music heritage from 1960s – 1990s, including interviewing heritage enthusiasts, music and art professionals, and members of the public to gather their stories.

Please see our application pack for a full list of roles and responsibilties.



Please complete an Application Form and Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form, links for both can be found 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

We will accept applications anytime until the end of December 2022.