Panel set to involve youngsters in the arts

The first piece of the CCQ jigsaw, The Civic Offices, Sir Nigel Gresley Square and Cast.
The first piece of the CCQ jigsaw, The Civic Offices, Sir Nigel Gresley Square and Cast.

A creative panel is set to look at ways to help young people find their passion for the arts.

As Cast and Right Up Our Street launch the town’s new adaptation of Kes, the panel are set to hold a half-day session discussing how to help young people get involved in the arts.

Ava Hunt, associate director at Cast said: “This event will be a fantastic opportunity for people to question key issues and start fresh conversations about methods of engagement with a panel of compelling speakers, leaders in their field of learning and education or developing creative engagement. The symposium is a unique opportunity for anyone interested in nurturing young people’s creativity; teachers, youth and community leaders, artists and academics to meet and discuss traditional and alternative means of education and measuring success.”

The panel of experts will include: Kully Thiarai, Director of Cast (chair), Nii Sackey, Chief Executive of Bigga Fish, Pat Cochrane, Chief Executive of CAPE UK and Catherine Howard, Ofsted Inspector and Sir Paul Edwards CEO of School Partnership Trust.

The event takes place on Saturday 10am until 1pm with the matinee performance starting at 2pm. Tickets cost £20 which includes a ticket for the matinee of Kes to book call 01302 303 959.