THURSDAY 18TH JULY – SUNDAY 21ST JULY 2013
HENHAM PARK, SOUTHWOLD, SUFFOLK
is proud to support
IN A FESTIVAL FIRST, LATITUDE SUPPORTS ARTS EDUCATION INITIATIVE
Latitude is proud to become the first UK festival to become an Arts Award Supporter organisation.
Arts Award is a unique set of arts qualifications for young people, awarded by Trinity College London in association with Arts Council England. Arts Award gets young people taking part in arts activities, reviewing arts events, researching artists, and sharing their skills. Arts Award’s ambition is to support any young person to deepen their engagement with the arts and to build creativity and leadership skills. Latitude will provide young people with access to the spectrum of arts showcased at the festival, to help them achieve their Arts Award qualification.
As winner of Best Family Festival 2012, Latitude has 15+ arenas and spaces offering every aspect of the arts including music, theatre, dance, poetry, literature, film, cabaret and comedy. Everything that can be explored as part of Latitude is suitable for Arts Award!
In the Inbetweeners Teen Arena, teenagers will be able to let their imagination run wild with Culture Works East’s programme of interactive and industry savvy creative and media workshops for 12 to 17 year olds. Across a range of masterclasses young people will gain insight into real creative careers, the chance to work alongside top industry pros, get involved themselves and be part of a team of young reviewers at Latitude! Areas to choose from include music and film journalism, TV and radio news reporting and festival photography. The work created is showcased on the Latitude Young Reviewers page linked into both the Latitude website and the Arts Award website: cultureworkseast.tumblr.com.
Culture Works East (CWE) will also be providing some specially designed workshops where participants can document, reflect and review their experiences for their Arts Award. In particular, CWE are creating two special opportunities for Arts Award participants, the first of which provides a unique opportunity for Arts Award participants aged 12 to 17 to interview CJ Daugherty, international bestselling author of YA crime thriller series, Night School.
Following an author event in the Inbetweeners Teen Arena, where CJ Daugherty will read from her forthcoming novel Fracture, share her secrets
of bestselling success and run a fiction writing workshop, there will be a special opportunity for a small group of young reporters to put their questions to her in person, and record the answers in a variety of media from film, radio, writing or photography. Participants will work with trained Arts Award Advisors to put their research into an engaging portfolio.
The second opportunity is a chance for a young artist, musician or acoustic group from Suffolk to perform in the Inbetweeners Teen Arena in partnership with Culture Works East, Access To Music and Norfolk & Norwich Festival Bridge organisation. Following the performance, they will be able to work with trained Arts Award Advisors to document their experience as part of the Arts Award portfolio.
Arts Awards participants will also have the chance to learn about the career of two other professional authors Dawn O'Porter who will be talking about her new book Paper Aeroplanes, and horror writer Alexander Gordon Smith, author of the popular Furnace series.
Industry professionals from Total Film, Writer's Centre Norwich, Access To Music and BBC Norfolk Introducing will be hosting drop-in activities including TV Special Effects, the DJ Shed, album cover design, silk screen printing, making your own ringtone or creating animation and multimedia visuals in the music and media tent. The full programme of events, as well as details of how young people can get involved with Arts Award at Latitude, is available to download from the Latitude website.
Elsewhere across the festival, there are many opportunities for Arts Award participants to work towards their qualification by getting involved watching performances from the likes of The Maccabees, Jessie Ware and Rudimental; Dance Company Sadler’s Wells, who will be showcasing the award-winning flamenco dancer, Rocío Molina; and critically acclaimed ballet group, BalletBoyz® The TALENT 2013. In The Faraway Forest London based artist David Shillinglaw will be painting a mural, inviting festival-goers to relax, watch the painting process and participate in the creation of the piece by submitting their thoughts, words and phrases into a box next to the mural.
The National Gallery invites the audience to immerse themselves in great art by Renaissance master Titian, with their mobile cinema offering a National Gallery festival experience celebrating Diana and Callisto, a painting recently acquired for the nation, and the chance to ask the experts questions. The National Youth Theatre present their new version of Little Red Riding Hood with not one, but two separate endings, exploring the themes and fears of the fairy tale. Forest Fringe will deliver immersive theatre, with the twist being that the festival goers both create and participate in the show, making dreams come true, while Dance East return to Latitude with their hit dance workshops.
Sharon Reuben, Latitude Festival Children & Teen programmer, said:
“Arts Award will provide a fantastic model to expand young people's experience at Latitude and we’re very thrilled to be working on such an ambitious and accessible project. Since 2011 Culture Works East has delivered a varied, professional and exciting programme of activities for Latitude’s teens.”
Elli Chapman, Artistic Director at Culture Works East said:
"Latitude provides a very different platform for the arts, bringing high quality programming out of traditional spaces to new and varied audiences like young people who might not visit more mainstream venues like theatres and galleries. By becoming an Arts Award Supporter organisation, we offer young festival goers the chance to deepen their relationship with the arts, learn new technical, creative and transferrable skills, get their opinions heard and support them to make a connection with the arts that goes beyond the festival."
Emily Ward, Norfolk & Norwich Festival Bridge’s Artsmark and Arts Award Programme Manager said:
“Norfolk & Norwich Festival Bridge is delighted to support Festival Republic and Cultureworks’ inspirational ambition to launch Arts Award at Latitude this year. Children and young people attending the festival will not only have the chance to explore artistic and creative opportunities, but also be able to strengthen their skills as artists and future art leaders by engaging with the Arts Award programme.”