Opportunity for young poets from the West Midlands

We’re IdeasTap: an online platform that helps young people break into the creative industries. We offer advice, a space to network, funding and workshops to enable emerging artists to develop their talent. We’re also a charity – so we offer all this for free.

We wanted to let you know about a rather special opportunity for young creative folk in the West Midlands that we currently have on our site, which we hope will appeal to some of the talented people you work with.

http://www.ideastap.com/Opportunities/Brief/344be7b5-e112-45e1-8da3-a00700d 08a08#Overview> Future Poets Festival

Along with http://www.writingwestmidlands.org/ Writing West Midlands and the http://www.macarts.co.uk/ Midlands Arts Centre, we’re looking for 8 creative individuals aged 16-19 to work together over five months to create a one-day Future Poets Festival.

They’ll get to attend workshops with poets, artists, theatre-makers and performers, where they’ll learn how to run a festival and will get mentoring on their own work too. They will then curate a mini-festival at mac on 4 August. http://www.ideastap.com/Opportunities/Brief/344be7b5-e112-45e1-8da3-a00700d 08a08#Overview> Find out more and apply.

Please do pass this information on to anyone you think might be interested.

If you’d like to learn more about IdeasTap and how we can help emerging artists, visit us as http://www.ideastap.com/ www.ideastap.com.

Best wishes,

The IdeasTap Team

Kane Husbands

Artistic Associate: Regions and International

National Youth Theatre Woolyard

52 Bermondsey Street


T: 0207 036 9062

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National Youth Theatre in Brierley Hill March Newsletter

There are so many brilliant opportunities to get involved with this month, with Free workshops every single week for any young person interested in drama aged 14-25.

Please pass on to your contacts as we have some great drama workshops scheduled in.

We also have the launch of ‘Talking to Tallman’ our Knife Crime Awareness Programme, Playing Up 1’s informal sharing of work and hopefully the intake audition results will be out very soon.

Please have a read and drop me an email with any queries at kane.husbands@nyt.org.uk

March 2011

National Youth Theatre – February in Brierley Hill

In this chilly, wet weather NYT has even more brilliant opportunities:

  • Playing Up 1 – the course has started with a brilliant group of young people but it’s not too late to get involved!
  • Free Open Access Weekly Drama Workshops…
  • NYT Intake and Casting Auditions taking place across the UK…
  • … And we still offer regular workshops in local schools and colleges!

And there’s more in our newsletter, so read on…

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National Youth Theatre in Brierley Hill – September Newsletter

News of the brilliant Ghost Office production in Brierley Hill, details of the open access Saturday workshops for aspiring thespians, Playing Up NYT courses, working with schools, Shakespeare…phew…read all about it in September’s newsletter from the National Youth Theatre in Brierley Hill.
National Youth Theatre in Brierley Hill Newsletter – September 2010

Spooky summer show set for Brierley Hill

A BRIERLEY Hill theatre group is planning a summer show which promises to be a spooky sensation for visitors.

The National Youth Theatre (NYT) is staging a production called Ghost Office which will take the audience on a journey through the story of a redundant office building at Merry Hill’s Waterfront.

The show, which will be performed in the empty building, will be devised by group members and directed by theatre professionals bringing together people of all ages to take part in an interactive NYT production.

A spokesperson for NYT said: “We aim to invest in young people with a broad range of talent and knowledge, not only in drama but other areas.”

Performances of Ghost Office will take place on Friday August 13 and Saturday August 14.

via Spooky summer show set for Brierley Hill (From Halesowen News).

“I wish…” performance success

Members of the National Youth Theatre ‘Playing Up’ project performed a secletion of their work under the title “I Wish…” at Brierley Hill Civic Centre last Friday, 2nd July. The performers were part of the NYT Playing Up course, which leads to a level 2 qualification.  Continue reading “I wish…” performance success