Watermans Urban Ambush Youth Arts Festival 2014

 

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You can book a place online at our website www.watermans.org.uk or through our Box Office. Places are limited and will be sold on a first come first served basis. We will not be taking reservations. When you book we will ask for a contact name and address so we can send you joining information as it becomes available.

 

Week 1 – 28 July – 1 August

FILM ANIMATION led by Chocolate Films
Watermans Studio 2
Age: 8-12 / Places: 10

Develop your own creative ideas inspired by the theme of the ‘River’. Work on a script and storyboard, design and create the characters, record sound and voice-over as well as animating the story, then learn editing skills to make these scenes into a film. Great for young people who are creative and like making things. www.chocolatefilms.com

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MUSICAL THEATRE led by Music House
Watermans Theatre

Age: 8-12 / Places: 12

Musicals will be brought to life with singing, movement, dance and composition. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Lion King and Mama Mia are just a small selection that will be explored. Musical Theatre is high energy, great fun and extremely creative. www.musichouseforchildren.co.

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STREET ART led by Paint my Panda
Watermans Car Park
Ages: 8-12 / Places: 15

Help to create a large scale group mural at Watermans which will stay for a year. Learn to design and paint the mural in a group. You will also get the opportunity to design and create your own t shirts and hats to take home. This course is ideal for young people who like drawing and painting, who want to improve their skills and try something new.www.facebook.com/PaintMyPanda

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LIGHT STORIES led by Tine Bech
Watermans Gallery
Age: 13-18/Places: 10
The project is connected to the graffiti culture, but instead of tagging and spray-painting on the walls of public buildings we will use light. The images created will be uploaded to a dedicated light stories Facebook page, where participants can tag themselves, as well as download their images.http://www.tinebech.com/

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AERIAL CIRCUS led by Upswing
Watermans Studio 1
Age: 13-18/ Places: 15

Want to learn to Fly & Tumble in Style? You will cover a range of techniques and basic skills on an Aerial Silk Cocoon and Aerial Hoop. Progress from basic moves to building towards a short choreographed sequence, and finish with a presentation at the end of the week. We promise tons of fun and the discovery of muscles you didn’t know you ever had! www.upswing.org.uk

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Week 2 – 4-8 August

DIGTAL GAME DESIGN led by Codasign

Watermans Gallery

Ages: 8-12 /Places: 10

Create your own stories and then turn these into a computer game. Working in Scratch, you will be taught how to transform the world you’ve made into game levels. Working with MaKey MAKeys you will learn how to make game controllers. By the end you have your very own working game! http://www.codasign.com>

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RECYCLED SCULPTURE – led by Michelle Reader

Watermans Studio 1

Age: 8-1 2 / Places : 15

Use a mix of waste materials to create sculptures inspired by the river. We might use old furniture, plastic bags, bottles and cans, old tents, broken umbrellas, cutlery and anything else we can find. We’ll try out building structures from scrap wood, wire sculpture, papier-mâché and construction using everyday waste such as cans and bottles. http://www.michelle-reader.co.uk/Home.html

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MUSIC VIDEO – Led by Chocolate Films

Watermans Studio 2

Age: 13-18 / Places: 10

 This five-day workshop will enable participants to think visually and creatively in order to design and produce their own music video using a ready-made track. You will brainstorm ideas around the theme of the ‘River’. You will be trained in using DSLR camera kits and have the opportunity to shoot visual elements and add ‘visual effects’ in the final stages of post-production. www.chocolatefilms.com

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COMEDY, STAND UP & IMPROVISATION – led by Ashley J and Teej
Watermans Theatre
Age: 13-18 / Places: 15

Comedy double-act, presenters and actors Ashley J and Tee-J bring you a fun week of learning improvised comedy and devised comedy sketches technique-ending in a performance at the end of the week.

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 STREET ART led by Paint my Panda
Watermans Car Park
Ages: 13-18 / Places: 15
(see above)

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Week 3 – 11-15 August

ALBERT & FRIEND’S CIRCUS

Watermans Gallery

Age: 8-12 (am) & 13 – 18 (pm)
Places: 15

Join Albert & Friends Instant Circus and come and learn everything from spinning a plate to walking the tight rope. You could even ride a unicycle while juggling or hula-hoop on stilts!
Whether you have experience or not the workshops will introduce a range of circus and performing skills with fun activities and games. www.albertandfriendsinstantcircus.co.uk

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PARKOUR FREERUNNING
Watermans Car Park & Studio 1
Age: 8-12 / Places: 25

Parkour encourages exploration, insight, strength and self-expression through movement in relation to the environment, body and mind. These workshops will develop in skills in • Facing fears • Overcoming obstacles • Measuring and taking risks • Discovering and adapting to the environment • Building courage through group and self-challenges http://parkourdance.co.uk

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POP ATTACK – led by Music House
Studio 2
Age 8-12 / Places: 15

  • Learn to write and perform your own songs.
  • Play musical games that are great fun and extremely high energy!
  • Compose, perform and learn new skills with differentpercussion instruments.

. www.musichouseforchildren

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PLAY IN A WEEK – led by Sarah Hunt
Watermans Theatre
Age: 13-18 / Places: 20

Are you creative? Do you enjoy performing?  Using the skills you will acquire over the week you will create a completely new piece of dynamic theatre exploring ideas and issues that affect young people to be performed on stage. Theatre gives young people a voice – speak up! http://www.thehuntacademy.co.uk/default-watermans.aspx

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Week 4 – 18-22 August

JUNK4FUNK
Watermans Gallery
Age: 8-12 / Places: 15

junk4funk encourages the next generation to think about issues of waste and disposability in a fun, exciting and accessible manner. In these workshops child will make a variety of musical instruments from waste materials and then devise/rehearse a performance. www. junk4funk.co.uk

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PLAY IN A WEEK – Led by Angela Michaels

Watermans Theatre

Age: 8-12 / Places: 20

. This course will build theatre based skills such as: devising, character, use of voice, physical theatre, movement, staging, and use of props, confidence, team work and use of the imagination. On the last day, you will perform your show in the theatre.

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POP ATTACK
Studio 2
Age: 13-18 / Places: 15

Workshops include beat-boxing, rapping, vocal, songwriting and working with a band

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PARKOUR FREERUNNING
Watermans Car Park Age: 13-18 / Places: 25

(See above)

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How it works.
The workshops will be weekly and will run from 10am – 4.30pm* each day from Monday –Friday. At the end of each week there will be a showcase where all the work that has been created by everyone will be displayed for friends, parents and supporters to enjoy.

We shall also be keeping a photographic record as it happens which will feature in an exhibition of work at Watermans later in the year which will be open to participants, supporters and sponsors and funders as well as members of the public.

Booking places

You can book a place online at our website www.watermans.org.uk or through our Box Office. Places are limited and will be sold on a first come first served basis. We will not be taking reservations. When you book we will ask for a contact name and address so we can send you joining information as it becomes available.

 

Author: Chris