Youth arts programme run by 'A' Team Arts, working in conjunction with the Youth Support Service
'A' Team Arts co-ordinates Youth Arts programmes across the Borough aimed at young people aged 13-19 years, and up to 25yrs with SEN, who live or study in Tower Hamlets.
Using theatre, textiles, design, and music, artists and young people learn, discover and experiment. Ideas are transformed and translated into performances, exhibitions and personal works of art to share with friends, families, the community or sometimes a much wider public.
All young people have creative potential. Through innovative arts practice valuable transferable skills can be gained e.g. critical thinking, teamwork, confidence, communication, self-esteem and project planning.
FREE Arts Workshops for young people include:
'House of Talent' on Thursday nights at the Brady Centre www.towerhamletsarts.org.uk/?cid=17672
Rap and spoken word
- Fashion and textiles
This term starts with a screening of ‘Miss Match’ our critically acclaimed modern interpretation of Jane Austin’s Emma with a Bollywood twist! FREE to young people and youth groups.
Thursday 25th September.
House of Fashion
Projects run throughout the year such as ‘Make Do and Mend’ craft workshops and ‘Style Portraits’ – a project looking at individual style influences involving photography. Projects link with Art Colleges such as Central St Martins and include portfolio workshops and study days as well as trips to Museums and art galleries.
We run an intensive Art and Design Academy during August.
Feed Your Talent from 4.00pm on Thursdays
Feed your Talent is a new project aimed at young people who attend House of Talent on Thursdays. Come early and join our cookery group to make a tasty, healthy meal before the workshops begin.
To enroll on both courses please come to the first session on 11th September 2014.
Raw Talent – on 6th December 2014
Young People take part in our annual talent Competition for singers, dancers, rappers, music videos and bands.
Music Academy with CM Sounds
Tuesdays, Thursdays 5pm – 9pm and Saturdays from 2-5pm
For young people who want to learn to play rock instruments and play in a band, including the opportunity to perform in Music Space Live at Rich Mix three times a year and many other events.
New! Tower Hamlets Youth Dance group starting September 2014 more details to come
Bronze and Silver Arts Awards
This accredited programme nurtures enjoyment of the arts and the development of creative leadership skills for young people and in the last five years, has enabled over 250 young people who live or study in Tower Hamlets to dance, sing and rap their way to achieving academic success. The Award is supported by Trinity Guildhall and the Arts Council. (Bronze is equivalent to D grade GCSE Silver is A* to C grade)
We also run training for peer educators, youth workers, teachers and health professionals, who we can support in the following ways:
Provide tutors for arts projects or events
Give advice on equipment and materials
Provide arts input into issue-based programmes
Support girls' work initiatives
Provide portfolio support and advice for exam work and entry into art college
- Devise arts residencies for the summer holidays
Our base in the Brady Arts Centre in Hanbury Street has specialist facilities for: Textiles, Fashion, Music Production and Recording, Drama, Dance, Film and rehearsal spaces. We can provide projects which are tailor made to your requirements at the Centre or in your club.
Our target age range is 13-19 years, but we also do projects with younger children and young adults. Through our partnerships with other organisations such as CM, Futureversity and Central St Martins we can offer tuition in music or fashion as well as progression routes into the creative industries.
The majority of our open workshops are based at the Brady Arts & Community Centre.
For more information on any of the above, contact Geraldine Bone, Youth Arts Manager, 020 7364 7911 or email@example.com
For further details of our current courses open to young people in Tower Hamlets please go to the "Festivals and events" listings under 'Children and Young People'
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