FREE OF CHARGE PERFORMANCE PROJECT FOR 12-18 YR OLDS IN LOOE FOR 2017
Every Saturday afternoon from 28th January to May 20th 2017, creative workshops, rehearsals and performances will take place from 2pm to 5pm at the Millpool Centre, Looe. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 07974 110137 to request an application form. You must reserve your place and remember it will cost nothing at all - we never charge for our activities, but be quick as the 30 places are going fast!
The bronze age ‘Giant's Hedge’ in Kilminorth Woods near Looe, Cornwall is rich with folklore and mystery. Play It Again’s Youth Committee want to give local young people, community volunteers and young families the opportunity to explore the heritage of this recreational space and form their creative response to it by creating sculptures made out of natural materials; they also want to share stories inspired by the Giant's Hedge with their local community in an outdoor performance.
The six month project that we have designed will give around 30 rurally isolated young people aged 11 to 18 the chance to gain qualifications and skills in the arts through a series of workshops in the Millpool Centre and at the woods with creative artists. The workshops are designed by Play It Again's Youth Committee and supported by a team of highly enthusiastic arts-focussed volunteers ensuring that our activities are interesting and exciting. These free-of-charge workshops will include acting, stage combat, cornish wrestling, willow sculpture, outdoor performance skills, celtic body art and BSL. The participants and artists will create outdoor promenade theatre performances to which around 100 local young families will be invited. Throughout the project, young people can undertake their Bronze or Silver Arts Award..
The aims of the project will be to enable young people to gain skills in the arts and get an arts qualification and we will also deter young people from anti-social behaviour in Looe and Liskeard by offering an exciting, positive and enriching alternative. Finally, we want to enable young families to experience high quality theatre and enriching activities in their community by getting to know Kilminorth Woods as a beautiful place to visit free of charge. We want the community to unearth and explore this wonderful recreational space, which is so often overlooked in favour of the beach culture in Looe. We hope to enrich the lives of a wide range of community members both throughout and also beyond the life of this project.