Arts and culture for young Londoners 

A great range of opportunities for young people to get involved in artistic and cultural activities in London.

23 May 2014

London's big busking competition

If you're aged 11-25, a talented soloist, duo or group of up to 20 members, enter London’s biggest busking competition by 8 June 2014 for your chance to play to thousands at amazing locations across the city. Read more

Half term at Hoxton Hall

The venue in East London is running a series of free cultural activities for young people from the 27 – 30 May 2014. For more information download the PDF below

Download Half term at Hoxton Hall

Join the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

Are you between 13-18 and at grade 8 distinction standard or above? Are you adventurous, passionate about orchestral music and excited about working with other amazing musicians and composers? Apply for the NYOGB 2015 today and take your music making to the next level. Auditions are FREE and held across the UK. Read more

Songwriters Academy

The Song Foundry is launching a Songwriters Academy in London this summer. It's a week-long programme for writers aged 16-21 where they can develop their songwriting skills, work with a team of professionals and meet like-minded writers in their area. For more information download the PDF below.

Download Songwriters Academy Brochure SUMMER 2014

The Big Music project

Bigga Fish is looking for talented young people aged between 14-21 to perform at the MFY National Music Festival in Brimingham this summer. Deadline to apply is 6th of June. Read more

Noise Festival 2014

Noise is inviting young creatives’ across the arts to submit work for free to their website, to then be rated by a panel of creative industry professionals (e.g. Brian Eno, Doc Brown, Clive Barker). The outcome of which is work placements, mentorship, career guidance & endorsement from the professionals or other leading creative sector companies, as well as the chance to be showcased at events nationwide and in the media as part of the NOISE Festival 2014 Autumn showcase. Read more

Calling all primary school teachers

Great sessions for your class at Discover Children’s Story Centre – London’s only story museum. Enjoy exciting speaking, listening, reading and writing workshops in Discover’s unique environments. This term includes an immersive spy academy for Secret Agents and a spring session based on Jack and the Beanstalk. For more information and to book call 020 8536 5555.

New scheme to help the future of British theatre making to flourish

A re-envisioned Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme (RTYDS) is set to reshape the future of British theatre by seeking out and developing the talent of exceptional emerging theatre directors. Read more

Barbican launches creative warehouse

The Barbican has teamed up with innovative social enterprise The Trampery to open a space that will help kickstart the careers of a new generation of creative talent working in everything from physical performance to sculpture. Read more

£1.2m award scheme launched to boost regional theatre

A new £150,000 annual prize for regional producing theatres has been launched, aimed at “regenerating and rekindling” theatre outside London. Read more

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