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					Lambeth Arts Email Bulletin
June 2006

Creative Action Bulletin 24

Creative Action – Bulletin 24

This email bulletin is part of Creative Action, the Lambeth Arts Local Area Agreement to increase participation in the arts by young people aged 3-19.

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We aim to increase communication across the borough about opportunities for young people to participate in the arts. If you have any information that you wish included, or have any questions about the information in this bulletin please contact Lambeth Arts Also, if you know of any organisation or individual who may be interested in receiving this e- bulletin from Lambeth Arts, please forward on this email. New subscribers need to contact Lambeth Arts to be included on the mailing list. Contact

• Dance Challenge Final

Dance challenge is a national competition open to young dancers from primary and secondary schools, and community groups on any dance style. Groups are judged by some of the best UK choreographers and rewarded with trophies and free dance training for their performance and creativity. The final performance and judging is July 17. Tickets £9 - £12.50 For more information contact or +44 (0) 845 539 0014

Lambeth News
• Lambeth Country Show Brockwell Park, July 18-19

The Lambeth Country Show is the largest event of it’s kind in South London. Last year’s turnout was 100,000 and this year is shaping up to be even bigger and better, with a brand new culture zone; ‘Cultivate’. Cultivate has a stage, exhibition and craft tent, and a participation marquee which hosts free drop-in workshops for all ages throughout the weekend. Whatever your interest- funfair, flower zone, farming zone, jousting, music, dance, crafts, food; there is something for everyone rain or shine.

Drama, Theatre and Performance
• Oval House Youth Theatre; There is Nothing There

A season of plays about finding your way through a mad world, created by four writers from Paines Plough's prestigious Future Perfect playwriting programme for emerging writers. From protest marches, glue sniffing, crazy friends that strip in your front room, to a

relationship with a geek vampire, it's all part of growing up... Isn’t It? Wednesday 8 – Saturday 11 July 7.30pm Tickets £4.00 Box office 020 7582 7680 or Book online For more information Contact Geraldine Angus on 020 7582 0080 ext 222 or Email:

Festivals and Events
• Youth Music Box Southbank Centre From 17 July, Youth Music Box is a free interactive musical experience developed by music and graphics experts Silent Studios with interactive artist Chris O’Shea. Create your own unique track and video using cutting edge technology, all in under 10 minutes. Youth Music Box is a chance for anyone of any age to take part in making music – whether you’re an accomplished musician or complete beginner. Youth Music Box is a free event at the Royal Festival Hall this summer, which will then tour the country to celebrate Youth Music’s 10th birthday. 17 July - 31 August 2009 Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX, no advance bookings required. For more information visit


Alice in Wonderland, Brockwell Park

Sixteen Feet present Alice in Wonderland, an outdoor promenade performance for 5 years and up, in the beautiful walled garden in Brockwell Park. Places are limited to 50 per show, so booking is recommended. Running time approx. 1 hour. Saturday 27 July -9 August (no performance Sunday 2 August) Weekdays 11.30am and 2.30pm. £6.00 adults, £4.00 children Weekends 3.00pm and 6pm. £7.00 adults, £5.00 children For more information visit, or call 020 7326 4417 / 07958 448 690

• • Chicken Shed Theatre: Tales

National Youth Conference 31 July- 2 August

Tales from the Shed turns its gaze on to the world of superheroes, using all of it’s characters to whizz and whoosh its way round the shed. Come and find the hero inside of you. For ages 0-4. Tickets: £5.00, (£4.00 groups of 10 or more) Performances from Wednesday 29 July to Friday 7 August at 11.30am For more information contact or book online at /546

UK Youth Voice (UKYV) is a group of young people between 16 and 25 elected by their peers. The elections take place at this annual conference. The group is made up of representatives of young people from the regions of England, the Channel Islands, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. UKYV is a key part of the UK Youth network and is seen as a model of good practice in the field of youth participation. Members of UKYV regularly interview for staff at both national and local levels. They have representatives on the board of trustees for UK Youth. Individual members have sat on

local youth club committees and UK Youth network association boards. The conference involves two night's accommodation at Avon Tyrrell Activity Centre in The New Forest, meals, workshops and activities for £120 + VAT. It is not aimed at youth / support workers, but for young people. If youth / support workers want to come to Avon Tyrrell that weekend, they will be very welcome but it is not envisaged that they will join the workshops. The cost will be the same (to include accommodation and food) and workers will be free to visit neighbouring Bournemouth or explore the New Forest during the day times. For further information about the conference contact: or call 01425 675104. For more information about UK Youth Voice visit

Rehearsals/ Performances will take place at: Reay Primary School, Hackford Road, London, SW9 OEN Working with Oval House’s team of professional theatre-makers, up to 30 young people aged 11-16 will have the chance to create a spectacular performance over 3 weeks to perform to their family and friends. No experience is necessary but you will need to be available for all of the rehearsal and performance dates in order to gain a place. Cost: £30 for 3 weeks. This year the performance will be based on Homer’s epic poem The Iliad, drawing on ideas from Carnival and Street Theatre. Costumes will be made from roller and skate boarding body armour and knee pads. The performers will tell the events through movement, dance and original songs, sung by the cast and members of a local community choir. If you are interested send your name, address, mobile/phone number and email address to Jeanie at For more information contact Jeanie on 020 7582 6279.

• Roundhouse Summer School

All through August the Roundhouse in Camden hosts a Summer educational programme. Most classes last one day and are only £10, with graffiti art, video production, band photography, game design multimedia journalism, sound production, and many others available. For more information visit -holiday-projects


The Video College: Production Skills Training

The Video College are offering a series of free digital production training courses throughout July. The courses, which are aimed at unemployed people living in West London, include: a six day Introduction to Video course; four day Final Cut Pro edit training course; and a oneday Careers Advice session. For more information visit


Oval House Theatre Summer School

Rehearsals: Monday 27 July– Friday 14 August, Mon-Fri 10am – 4pm Performances: Friday 14 and Saturday 15 August, 4pm and 6pm

Grants and Funding
• The Peter Cruddas Foundation

support of Youth Music’s goals of working with Early Years, Children and Young People in Challenging Circumstances, Encouraging Talent and Workforce Development. To be eligible, projects will need to:

The Peter Cruddas Foundation gives priority to programmes designed to help disadvantaged • work with children and young people and disengaged young people to pursue their aged 0-18 years (or up to 25 if they education (including vocational) and more have special educational needs, generally develop their potential whether disabilities or are in detention) through sport or recreation, voluntary • and children and young people will be programmes or otherwise. Preference will be at the heart of the decision making for given to the support of projects undertaken by all projects. charitable organisations for the benefit of such people. Consideration may be also given in There will be a number of funding rounds certain circumstances for individual support throughout the year and the first closing date but only on referral from appropriate sponsor for applications: 10 August 2009. organisations. For more information, visit: Priority funding streams for 2009: • Pathways/support for young disadvantaged ic_funding/Open_programme.html or disengaged young people into mainstream education, training or employment • Crime diversion schemes • Prime Minister Launches Youth of • Work experience/skills projects for young Today Leadership Fund people • Mentoring of young people in London Gordon Brown has launched a major youth • General youth work in London leadership programme for young people aged 13 to 19 aiming to increase the opportunities The Peter Cruddas Foundation can only for them to lead change in their communities. donate to UK registered charities. To qualify The Youth of Today Leadership Fund has you must be: been set up to fill gaps in the provision of • a UK registered charity benefiting people leadership opportunities available to young living in the UK; • an organisation supported by a UK charity; or people. The Fund will help to support programmes with grants and will identify new • an individual supported by a UK charity. innovations that could lead to greater sustainability and creativity in the sector in the For more information, visit long term. The grants aim to: Help more young people take on leadership roles in their community. Create more opportunities for young people to influence the decisions affecting them. Raise the quality of youth leadership opportunities. Enable small organisations to grow. Support innovative projects that are unlikely to find funding from other sources.


Youth Music Grant programme

Youth Music, the UK’s largest children’s music charity has announced that its grant making programme is now open for applications. Through its Open Programme, grants of between £5,000 and £30,000 will be available to support projects that provide structured, regular and progressive music-making activities for children and young people in

The programme which is led by a partnership of charities headed by the Young Foundation has a total budget of £1 million to be spent by March 2011 to support organisation through two funding schemes. “Scaling Up” grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 are available for organisations working with young people to scale up their operations or projects to the next level. The next funding deadline for Scaling Up grants is July 31, 2009. Organisations with a proven track record can also apply for a limited number of "Reaching Out" grants of between £75,000 and £100,000 to set up new projects. The next funding deadline for Reaching Out grants is November 20, 2009. For more information, visit

Partnerships last for two to three years, initially, depending on the countries involved. There is no joining fee, and participating schools and co-ordinating bodies can receive grants to support activities that sustain their links during their involvement in the programme. The next application deadline is: 28 August 2009 for partnerships with schools in the Near East and North Africa’ the Middle East; Latin America; and the Caribbean. For more information, visit


Community Cash Awards


Connecting Classrooms Applications

The British Council has announced that it is now seeking applications from clusters of schools for its Connecting Classroom initiative. Connecting Classrooms is a global programme that creates partnerships between clusters of schools in the UK and around the world. These partnerships bring an international dimension to young people’s learning, to improve their knowledge and understanding of other cultures and prepare them for life and work as global citizens. Additional opportunities are available in some regions to address the needs and priorities of different education systems around the world. For example, schools in Bangladesh and England might work together on social action projects, which are designed to enable the schools in Bangladesh to champion social inclusion in their communities, and to help the schools in England to meet the goals of Every Child Matters.

Young people can claim a share of £1 million to help tackle the dangers of drugs, crime and play a positive role in their community. The Royal Bank of Scotland Community Cash Awards will see £1 million of grants being distributed by youth charity “The Prince’s Trust” to young people who want to run community projects in some of Britain’s poorest areas. The Awards, worth £250 to £5,000, are available to disadvantaged 14 to 25-year-olds who want to transform their area and learn practical skills. Projects could range from improving local youth facilities to sex education workshops in schools. Projects must: be run and managed by people between the ages of 14 and 25; clearly benefit the local community; benefit the people running the project; and be a new or developing project. Previous projects supported include; an amateur boxing project to give young people greater confidence; and a media project to promote community cohesion and greater understanding between the local community and asylum seekers. Applications can be made at any time.

For more information, visit h_awards.aspx


Schools ‘Make it Happy’ Competition

Primary and junior schools are invited to enter the “Make it Happy” competition. The competition aims to reward innovative and creative use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) resources for the benefit of the school, pupils and the local community. The ICT project must be undertaken by a group of pupils aged nine to eleven. Winning schools from each of the English regions, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales will have the opportunity to win a cash prize of £1,200. From these winning schools, £4,000 (first place), £2,500 (second place) and £1,500 (third place) will be awarded to three overall national winners. For the 2009 competition, schools are required to make a positive difference to people's happiness. The nature and content of the project is open but it should show an innovative project that demonstrates the best use of the school’s ICT resources to the benefit of the school, local community, in the UK or across the world. Entries may be in any format, for example, podcasts, flyers or a website. The closing date for entries: 31 July 2009. For more information, visit

the Foundation makes grants to international not for profit youth organisations and networks. The types of activities supported include international youth meeting, the development of projects that benefits young people and help towards the administrative costs of eligible organisations and networks. In addition the Foundation also funds a range of pilot projects. The next application deadline: 1 October 2009. For more information visit sp?language=eng&url=/EYCBwwwroot/ENG/E YF.asp

• Children and Young People Now

A website dedicated to ‘everyone working with youth and young people’, there is a wealth of news, information, and job opportunities in the sector as well as regular training courses for people working with youth. For more information visit

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European Youth Foundation Grants

The European Youth Foundation is an independent, international, non-governmental organisation dedicated to the positive development of children and young people throughout the world. To support its objectives

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