‘Re-imagining Birchfield’ Young People’s Arts Project – Get involved!

Are you interested in drama, music, arts and performance?
Come and get involved in our exciting young people’s arts project taking place in Birchfield, Birmingham at the Grosvenor Road Studios and St Mary’s Church Hall.
With the Ifa Yoruba Contemporary Arts Trust, you’ll have a unique opportunity to hear some amazing stories, work with professional artists, learn new skills, create your own work, record, perform, make new friends and have lots of fun along the way!

“This has been the best week ever, I have learnt so many new things”.
Tobi, aged 11

“I liked the music, drama and art and meeting new people. I think I’m good at music”.
Destiny, aged 10

“I enjoyed dancing and making new friends and playing the Cajon”.
Donnell, aged 8

“I enjoyed drama, dancing, music, singing, playing games, being with my friends and making new friends”.
Kyra age 10

What is the ‘Re-imagining Birchfield’ Young People’s Arts Project?
During the early part of May, the Ifa Yoruba Contemporary Arts Trust will have collected some fascinating stories and anecdotes from well-respected elders within the local community, through which we’ll be gifted with their cultural knowledge and learnings, built on a wealth of life experiences and unforgettable moments.
Whilst the elders will have been given a much-needed voice through the telling of their stories, we want to give you a unique opportunity to interpret these through loads of creative, exciting and educational ways!
Using drama, storytelling, writing, songs, rap, visual art, film and photography to explore the essence of these stories, the Ifa Yoruba Contemporary Arts Trust want to inspire young people to take an interest in their wider community and encourage them to ask questions about their elders and the history of the surroundings they inhabit.
Join us for an unforgettable experience based on a lifetime of captivating stories interpreted in fun and engaging ways.

How can you get involved?
We’re running a series of workshops culminating in a performance at the much-anticipated Birchfield Jazz Festival, which is returning this year, following huge success in 2017.

When are these workshops happening?
May Half Term Workshops
Tuesday 29th, Wednesday 30th and Thursday 31st May 2018
10am – 3pm at the
Grosvenor Road Studios,
16 Grosvenor Road, Birmingham, B20 3NP.

Saturday Workshops
Starting on Saturday 9th June running through to Saturday 21st July 2018
3pm – 6pm at the Grosvenor Road Studios.

Performance Focused Workshops
Wednesday 25th, Thursday 26th and Friday 27th July 2018
10am – 2pm at St Mary’s Church Hall, Hampstead Road, Handsworth, B20 2RW.

Final performance will be
on Saturday 28th July at 4.30pm
as part of the Birchfield Jazz Festival
at St Mary’s Church Hall.

Where can you book tickets?
This opportunity is FREE but pre-booking is recommended.
Tickets can be booked at re-imaginingbirchfield.eventbrite.co.uk

Are there any age restrictions?
This project is open to all children aged between the ages of 8 and 12 years.

How do you get to the workshops?
Grosvenor Road Studios

Grosvenor Road Studios,
16 Grosvenor Road,
B20 3NP.

St Mary’s Church

St Mary’s Church Hall,
Hampstead Road,
B20 2RW.

Anything else?
All artists are insured and have been subject to DBS checks.
Parents/Guardians are advised to drop off and pick up at named locations.
To find out more about the workshops, the Birchfield Jazz Festival or if you have any other questions at all, please email iycatuk@gmail.com or call Kate Luxmoore on 07846 325482.