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Culture Vultures: a summer course for young people

18 July 2008 by Paul

Lauren Gould, Learning Officer at the Lady Lever Art Gallery writes to invite artistic young people to join a summer course…


Photo of young woman sitting sketching outside the Lady Lever Art Gallery

Sketching outside the Lady Lever Art Gallery

We still have a few vacancies on this year’s week-long course for young people who want to explore their artistic side.  There will be plenty of sketching, outdoor painting, art history, and photography during the week of activities.  The course is free, although participants will need to bring a packed lunch. It is suitable for all 11-16 year olds.

The course runs from Monday to Friday, 28 July to 1 August, 10.30am-4pm at the Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight, Bebington, Wirral. Contact 0151 475 4143 to book a place. Read more…

Leizah….

11 June 2008 by Paul

Michelle O’Callaghan, our Youth Arts Officer, writes about a recent Youth Theatre event.


“May half-term saw National Museums Liverpool’s Youth Theatre take part in an outstanding two days of devising, creating and performing as part of Merseyside Youth Theatre Development Forum’s ‘Big Event’. Bringing together over a hundred young people from Youth Theatres all over Merseyside, the young participants aged 13 to 21 worked for two days with professional artists in disciplines such as Musical Theatre, Stage Combat, Stand-Up Comedy and Physical Theatre.
Interpreting the song 'Leizah'.

Day one culminated in ‘The Big Sketch’, a chance to showcase their work. Our Youth Theatre took to the stage for their debut of a section of a performance we have been working on to tie in with the forthcoming Beat Goes On exhibition. This stylised, physical theatre piece tells our interpretation of The Coral’s song ‘Liezah’, set in Liverpool Lime Street Station.

Day two was brought to a spectacular climax by ‘The Big Show’, a chance for the young people to share and show off the work they had been creating over the two days. The standard of performance and the creativity behind the work which was created in just two days was outstanding and the range of talent on show was remarkable!

DJ’s from JuiceFM rounded off a magnificent two days with a ‘Big Party’ celebration for all involved and I think it’s fair to say a fabulous time was had by all!”
Read more…

Superfiveadaybanana

30 May 2008 by Paul

Here Michelle O’Callaghan, our youth arts officer, talks to two young people about fruit!


People painting a large lamb-like sculpture while a boy holds up a drawing of what it should look like

Busy on the superlambanana

Two weeks ago I made a visit to the Bridewell Studios on London Road to witness the ceremonial first brushstroke on the Superfiveadaybanana which will be installed in the Walker Art Gallery in June as part of the Go Superlambananas Project.

NACRO Kensington Junior Youth Inclusion Project was the lucky group selected with their winning ‘Superfiveaday’ fruit and vegetable themed ‘Lambanana. Working with professional artist Vince, the group will be working hard over the next three weeks to ripen their ‘Lambanana and bring him to life! During the session I took two of the young participants, Jessica and Ashleigh aside for a quick interview about their initial experiences of the project so far and this is what they had to say… Read more…

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