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FUSE International 2023 — Still Time to Apply!

Posted on: January 9th, 2023 by cyEditor

Apply for FUSE International 2023 by this SUNDAY 15 JANUARY and be part of the UK’s largest multi-arts festival for performers under 27.

As the UK’s largest multi-arts festival for performers under the age of 27, FUSE International brings together some of the brightest young talent from around the world for 10 extraordinary days of theatre, music, comedy, dance, circus, visual art and more. It is a celebration of new voices, raw talent, ideas in development.

HOW TO APPLY:

Before applying through Eventotron, we encourage you to first read the application information on our website, and read our festival resources page. This tells you everything you need to know about applying to be part of the festival, and provides helpful information such as venue sizes, services and costs, and FAQs.

If you have any questions about applying to be part of FUSE International 2023, speak to our Festival Director, Petra, on fusedirector@creativeyouthcharity.org.

Creative Sparks Scratch Evenings – Register your Interest

Posted on: December 12th, 2022 by cyEditor

The works presented can be extracts or works-in-progress ranging from a variety of different art forms and genres that include theatre, comedy, poetry and music. The only requirement is that they’re no longer than 20 minutes in length.

So what are you waiting for, get involved and come and be one of the first performers in our brand new creative space; FUSEBOX!

Our ‘Creative Sparks’ nights are aimed at giving emerging artists and companies the opportunity to showcase short pieces of work that are in development. These ‘scratch nights’ are paid opportunities as part of our Creative Talent Programme and will be showcased as part of the pilot programme for our new creative space opening next year. We will offer each artist/company a £100 performance fee for taking part and access to free rehearsal space prior to the event if required.

To register your interest please click here and fill out this short form and we will be in touch in the new year.

Alternatively, if you would like to submit this application in video form or have any questions at all please contact our General Manager, Daniel.

DEADLINE: Monday 9 January 2023

Our Creative Sparks evenings will take place every Friday in February 2023 (3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th) and will be the first public performances to be held in our new space which is such an exciting opportunity.

Creative Youth have long dreamed of having a creative playground in Kingston, a place for young people to produce work, try new things, learn, share and develop their talents. Now, that dream is becoming a reality. Situated under John Lewis in Kingston, we will launch this space in 2023.

Formerly known as the Undercroft, our new space will be a place for young people, emerging artists, key academic partners, and community organisations locally, nationally and internationally to come together. With innovation, diversity and inclusion at its heart, it will be a multifunctional space, with areas for performance, exhibitions, creative practice, socialising, co-creation and more.

It will also be a home to FUSE International and our Creative Talent artists. The venue will evolve in close collaboration with young people and the local arts community. In short it will be your space, to build your future.

A huge thank you to Riverside Walk for generously sponsoring this event.

Visual Art & Music Heritage Opportunities — AMP Kingston Project

Posted on: November 11th, 2022 by cyEditor

About AMP Kingston: 

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, AMP not only explores some of the most iconic musical acts of the late twentieth century, but also celebrates pop fashion, costumes, album artwork, band posters and more.

Three themes have been identified:

To find out more about these specific roles and all the things you need to know regarding applying please visit our Live Opportunities 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 generalmanager@creativeyouthcharity.org

Deadline: 28th October 2022

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

For more information about Gong-Won (SY Park): www.hellosuyoung.com

 

 

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.

Be a part of our Heritage Volunteer team!

Posted on: October 6th, 2022 by cyEditor

ABOUT AMP KINGSTON:

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.

 

 

ABOUT THE ROLE:

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.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

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 communityengagement@creativeyouthcharity.org

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

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:

https://uk.culturecounts.cc/s/5ZpBK3 

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 communityengagement@creativeyouthcharity.org

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.

 

Volunteer with Us!

Posted on: May 13th, 2022 by cyEditor

Here at Creative Youth, volunteers are vital to our success and each year they help deliver our jam-packed arts festival – FUSE International!

Our fantastic team of volunteers cover everything from photography, venue and event management to promotion, customer service and artist support. Volunteers learn vital teamwork and networking skills, and all whilst enjoying the fabulous festival atmosphere they have helped create.

Whether you have volunteered with us in the past or are completely new to Creative Youth – we’d love you as part of the team! No experience required, just a great attitude.

To get involved, please complete this short form as soon as you can: https://bit.ly/VolunteerCY

If you have any questions, please feel free to email volunteer@creativeyouthcharity.org

 

Creative Youth awarded #LetsCreate Jubilee Fund

Posted on: April 14th, 2022 by cyEditor

Thanks to National Lottery players, we’ve been awarded funding to host a creative and cultural event to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee 🎉

The Community Brain will collaborate with us here at Creative Youth to co-curate an exciting community art exhibition – Global Voices Local Places – that explores how The Commonwealth has shaped the local community within the Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames.

Arts Council England’s #LetsCreate Jubilee Fund is made possible thanks to National Lottery Good Causes.

Administered by UK Community Foundations 🙌

#PlatinumJubilee

 

 

 

Taste of Kingston: Global Food Trail

Posted on: November 11th, 2021 by cyEditor

‘Taste of Kingston’ will see a breadth of activity enliven high streets around the town. Expect pop up street food stalls, drinks offers, tastings and creative workshops which celebrate Kingston as a hub of global cuisine!

By following our trail map – which can be found below and also in businesses dotted around the town centre – you can journey around exciting activities, uncover some new food hotspots and support businesses right on your doorstep!

At the first stop on the trail, a street artist will be creating a mural at the Undercroft site. We will be facilitating a creative workshop so that people can come down and add to the mural over the course of five days.

From there, you can join the ‘Taste of Kingston’ trail and take a journey around the world, without leaving Kingston’s town centre.

Head over to our what’s on page to get involved and see the full event listings and click here to view our ‘Taste of Kingston’ map and leaflet as a PDF.

Taste of Kingston is produced by Creative Youth, generously supported by Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames’ ‘High Street Recovery Fund’

 

TRAIL MAP

MAP LISTINGS:

1) The Undercroft – Community Artwork,

Wednesday 24th – Sunday 28th
11am – 3:30pm

LeSpleenArt will be running community art workshops for you to express what your community means to you. Expect collaborative making, street art stenciling, spray painting and more!

2) Chakra – Indian Street Food + Wraps
Thursday 25th & Friday 26th | 3pm – 5:00pm

Chakra will be offering a selection of Indian Street Food + Wraps for you to sample at a pop-up stall outside their restaurant on Kingston’s beautiful riverside.

3) Haché – Parisian Brunch,
Everyday | 10am – 1pm

Make a trip down to Kingston’s riverside and try the latest addition to Haché’s cocktail menu ‘The Elderflower Spritz’ and conjure up the image of a Parisian brunch.

4) Woody’s – Taste of Kingston DJ Set,
Friday 26th | 6:30pm-9pm

Come down to Woody’s to taste their Chicago inspired food menu, enjoy a selection of first-class drinks from around the world, and immerse yourself in a DJ set from Melissa Baksh.

5) The Cheeky Pea – Give Chickpeas a Chance,
Thursday 25th | 12pm to 4pm | Saturday 27th | 11am – 12:30pm & 3pm – 5pm

Hummus making kits are offered at this local favourite to take away and try at home. Whilst you’re there, check out a selection of hummus tasting, chickpea jar decorating and a food quiz!

6) Kingston Historic Market,
Everyday | 10am – 5pm

Wander around this vibrant street food scene and try everything from Vietnamese Pho and Mexican Burritos to Vegan Burgers, and even Moroccan Grill Wraps. Make sure to check out the wide range of beautiful Christmas stalls also located in the Square.

7) 7000 Jars of Beer – Drink Around the World,
Saturday 27th | 1pm – 4pm

Kingston’s first bottle shop is the definition of a world drink destination. Sample drinks that might have been shipped in from the four corners of the world or pedal biked straight to the shop door.

8) Castle Street – Asian Lunch Spot,

One of the best spots for a Pan-Asian lunch stop in Kingston. Wander down Castle Street and see JOA Korean Takeaway, stop for fresh Asian cuisine at Yoriya or try sushi at Kokoro.

9) The Fighting Cocks – Live Rock & Daring Drinks,
Friday 26th | 7:30pm

Kingston’s hard-hitting rock and exciting live-music scene come together with a huge selection of draft beers, lavish cocktails and seductive real ales. Grab a drink and join ‘The Fighting Cocks Presents Blind river, Earthtide and Dirt Royal, Hard hitting rock and incredible riffs’.

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