TARA Arts' Youth Arts & Heritage Project: Sailing to Britain



TARA Arts’ Youth Arts & Heritage Project: Sailing to Britain will culminate in a performance on a boat on the River Thames in 2012.

The project to date has been a huge success, with more than 100 young people from across London researching the hidden stories of Lascars; migrant sailors from Africa and Asia who worked on British Merchant Ships.We are currently recruiting more young people aged 14 – 22 years old to join the project.
We will be holding a 2 week workshop from Monday 26th July – Friday 6th August in Greenwich. Participation is FREE and open to anyone within the age range. No previous performing arts experience is necessary.

During the 2 weeks this summer, participants will work with Theatre Director Jules Tipton, Playwright Nicholas McInerney, as well as professional actors and musicians. They will also be working with an aerial choreographer and an aerialist to create the rigging of the ship! We are also able offer up to 5 participants the opportunity to undertake their Bronze Arts Award, a nationally recognised qualification.

There will be a public performance of the participant’s work at Greenwich Theatre on Friday 6th August at 7.30pm.

This is an excellent opportunity for young people from across London to learn new skills, meet new people and be part of one of the Cultural Olympiad’s most exciting projects. I would appreciate it if you could forward this information to any young people you work with whom you think might be interested in getting involved. I have also attached 2 application forms: 1 for those under 18, and 1 for those aged 18 and over. Anyone who would like to take part should complete the appropriate form and post it to TARA using the freepost address on the form.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the project further, please feel free to call me on 020 8333 4457 or email me at this address. You can also gain more information on the project by visiting our blog: www.sailingtobritain.blogspot.com

Thank you for your time.

All the best,

Sarah Clews
Participation Officer

Tara Arts
356 Garratt Lane – London – SW18 4ES
Tel: 020 8333 4457 Fax: 020 8870 9540


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