10 of our brilliant young people from Hanworth, Feltham and across the Hounslow Borough have been invited to perform at the prestigious City Hall on 14th November as part of the London Youth Awards. Hosted by London Youth in recognition of the young people’s achievements, the young people have been selected from Hounslow Action for Youth’s (HAY’s) 2019 Future Stars programme which received funding from London Youth making this year’s programme possible and working with over 40 young people.
Jacqueline Adu-Sarkodie, Art’s Facilitator for the programme explained: “The young people have been extremely busy time this year dancing, singing, acting, and exploring the written form and spoken word with O’Kody Arts who have facilitated the programme. They kicked off the year organising their very own show ‘Tomorrow’s Talent 2019’ at the Waterman’s, hosted by local artist Lenno-x, and special guests from Lopa Bollywood dance, Alluminae, Reach Academy and HAY’s very own creative writing project. We are super grateful to London Borough of Hounslow Community Partnership Team who funded the show, HAY volunteers and hard work of everyone that made this amazing event to happen. It brought together community groups and young individuals from Hounslow together celebrating the Arts.”
Our Future Stars wrote their own poems, learnt different circus skills using hoops, ribbons incorporated into to dance and movement. Not only did they work on their performance skills but production skills to ensure they explored the vast spectrum of options within the performance industry. They learned how to use lighting for film and photography, prop design and hair and make-up having a particularly wonderful time working on applying wigs, using the traditional pin curling technique! All their hard work has been going towards their Arts Award Explore qualification.
HAY also works with young people at exploring art through creative writing on its Creative Writing Project funded by the Mayor of London Young Londoners Fund. HAY also runs services and provisions which work with vulnerable young people.