Crystal Palace

Spirit of the Estate project for young people

Well what a summer we have had!

We have been having so much fun with young people from across 3 local housing estates – Kingswood, St Hugh’s and Central Hill, with weekly creative mentoring workshops delivered by the amazing Temujin and Sunanda from Grounded Movement, leading to some incredible performances by these talented young people. Our Spirit of the Estate project is all about supporting young people’s resilience and confidence through creative opportunities which is needed more than ever during the pandemic.

We kicked off with launch events on each estate in early July to meet and engage with you people on the estates, giving them a taster of what they could do with our artists – Temujin, Sunanda, the Grounded UK dancers, DJ DBO, ADee our urban artist and Callum our podcast training workshop leader.

Weekly creative mentoring workshops followed with Temujin and Sunanda with dance and spoken word pieces being developed with each group. These were lots of fun with the young people who attended getting a chance to develop their own work for performance.

Performances at the community events

On the weekend of 20, 21 and 22 August we held 3 community events at each estate which featured live art from ADee, incredible performances from Grounded UK, our MC Bgirl SunSun and Temujin and of course our young performers. They did so well with most of them performing for the very first time in front of an audience. Local residents came along to enjoy the performances and they were very joyful events – the rain just about stayed away!

South Facing Festival

We are so proud of our young performers, 10 of whom stepped up to perform on the very big stage at South Facing Festival on 26 August with Grounded Movement and Grounded UK dancers in the Spirit of the Estate Jam – what an amazing evening for everyone!

Weekly urban art workshops are now taking place with ADee with young people co-designing and painting a mural on each estate so we are super excited to see this taking shape and sharing their work with you.

Finally podcast workshops begin on 12 and 14 October so please click here to find out more if you are interested in attending – they are for young people aged 11+.

Location

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace
London
SE19 3AF

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace
London
SE19 3AF

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