Reaching Out Festival Takeover
The Reaching Out Festival Takeover took place on Saturday 27 July at Northern Stage and it celebrated arts and culture with, by and for young people aged 11-25.
The event brought together all of the art work and artists from the project, offering audiences an opportunity to experience art work made by young people, and take part in arts activities run by artists and young artists.
It was a free afternoon for young people full of colourful and creative activities with a festival vibe!
The festival included live music performances, theatre performances, exhibitions, film screenings and drop-in workshops.
The Festival included the artworks produced during the project by the young people from Blakelaw and The Bostey.
Moreover we commissioned some other groups to create some work apposite for the Festival and for some other groups we gave the possibility to share their work allowing them to share their work in a Festival for young people.
Click here to watch a short video – hear what young people attending our Reaching Out Festival Takeover thought of the event.
Here is the outside and inside of the programme.
“I LOVED being a part of Reaching Out – it was so welcoming and very enjoyable – the staff
were all wonderful.” Amy
“I loved the drama activity and the poems” Charlotte
“Enjoyed the performances and loved making pin badges”
“Loved it all! Great music, moving performances, and even got to be creative! Huge thank
“The shows and art and crafts! The message the performance sent out.”
“This night has been fab, I loved your bands and performances” Ruby