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Celebrating identity, heritage and the arts

Monday 22 February 2021, 19:00 GMT

Join Creative Youth in this free webinar celebrating identity, heritage and the arts. We’ll explore how the arts and heritage can go hand in hand, how we can explore our cultural identities and the benefits of integrating the two worlds. The panel will be highlighting some of their creative projects and other organisations which incorporate these themes in their work.

Featuring panelists: Vincente Canas, Graeme Baker, Robin Moran from Kingston Heritage Service, Ruth Odewale from our Young Creatives, Kathryn Woodvine from Kingston Council and Molly Freeman from Smoking Apples Theatre

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Vincente Canas
I am a new Heritage Apprentice with Kingston Heritage Service.  I am also part of Kingston Museum Young Person’s Collective, a group of young people in Kingston, who work together on different Heritage projects to do with Kingston.  My interests are History, Geography and Conservation.

Graeme Daniel Baker
Member of the Youth Board for Kingston Upon Thames Museum.
Graduate of University of Kent, with a Bachelor’s Degree in War Studies and a Masters in Modern History.
Have organized and participated in a number of volunteer heritage projects around Kingston, from Sounds of Kingston through the centuries, to walks around historic areas of Kingston.
Is also a public relations officer for several Living History Groups across the UK.


Robin Moran
I work for Kingston Heritage Service at Kingston Council as the Development and Promotions Officer for Kingston Museum and Kingston History Centre. My role is constantly evolving but includes responsibilities such as project management, events programming, partnership development, marketing, and income generation. I am an artist and creative freelancer alongside my regular position previously working with cultural arts charities such as the Southbank Centre and B-side as well as in a spectrum of industries such as travel, fashion, festivals and more.


Ruth Odewale 
Ruth Odewale is 16-year-old BFI alumni. Since the age of three, Ruth has been acting and dancing and even won the British Arts Awards for best acting duet. From the age of ten, Ruth had the privilege to work with performers such as Linda Gray, Verne Troyer, Matthew Kelly, Arlene Philips, Wayne Sleep, Jo Brand, Tim Vine and the dance group Flawless during four years of pantomime at The New Wimbledon Theatre. Which included; Aladdin (2014), Cinderella (2015), Peter Pan (2016) and Dick Whittington (2017).


Kathryn Woodvine
Kathryn has worked in a variety of creative environments in the design, communication and publishing industries and latterly as an arts commissioner within local government. She is committed to supporting the development of a thriving arts and culture sector working with individuals, communities, funders and policy makers to develop creative opportunities with meaningful outcomes for all ages and abilities.

Molly Freeman
 is one of the co-artistic directors of award-winning puppetry and visual theatre company, Smoking Apples. They create innovative shows about complex subject matter and their work often has a research or heritage element to it. Previous examples of this include The Death of King Cholera at Seething Wells in Surbiton and their new show, Kinder, which is about the Czech Kindertransport trains. Molly also has extensive experience as a creative producer/project manager and has worked with Creative Youth to create and deliver a number of heritage projects that bring art and heritage together. This includes Kingston RPM, a music heritage project.


Part of our free monthly programme, So You Wanna Work in the Arts, discussing key arts industry topics. Supported by Arts Council England.

So You Wanna Work in the Arts

We are excited to share news that So You Wanna Work in the Arts, a free webinar series for and by young people, will be returning from October 2020. Delivered by Creative Youth, the sessions will take place approximately once a month and will explore key topics affecting the arts industry, alongside practical advice sessions for emerging artists. 

Our online series was first launched at International Youth Arts Festival: Digifest in July 2020 and you can listen to the recordings via our Youtube channel.

So You Wanna Work in the Arts is part of Creative Youth’s wider Creative Talent Programme which offers artistic, strategic and business support to young emerging artists.  

Creative Talent Programme is supported by Arts Council England.

The first webinar in the new series is:

What I Didn’t Learn In School! Black British History
Monday 26 October 2020, 20:00 – 21:00 BST
Join a panel of young creatives to discuss the Black British History that isn’t taught in schools, from The Empire Windrush to historical figures like Mary Seacole.

What does this lack of representation in British history mean to contemporary generations and what is the impact of being taught such a brief part of Black History?Organised by Creative Youth with Kingston Council’s Arts Service, panellists Kayla CadenceGemma Orleans-ThompsonIyata Golding and Myles Cameron will discuss how the arts can be a useful tool in supporting, inspiring and educating future generations.