Young people invited to gain skills in the arts

Ellesse Gourlay, a previous Concept/Remix participant, receives  her Bronze Arts Award from Lisa Byrne, The Core theatre's creative projects manager

Ellesse Gourlay, a previous Concept/Remix participant, receives her Bronze Arts Award from Lisa Byrne, The Core theatre's creative projects manager

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Young people are invited to take part in a project aimed at helping them gain skills through the arts.

The Concept/Remix scheme is for young people up to the age of 19 who are not in education, work or on a training programme.

The Core theatre in Corby has delivered three successful Concept Album projects, funded through Youth Music, as well as a county-wide programme called Concept/Remix, which also took place at The Castle theatre, Wellingborough, and Royal & Derngate in Northampton.

The next Concept/Remix project will start from October 21 in Corby, November 4 in Wellingborough and November 11 in Northampton.

The programme will consist of a week-long intensive project and young people will work with professional MC and spoken word artist Sam Arhin-Acquaah and professional music producer and lyricist Alex Blood, to make their own Concept Album, which they can take away with them.

They will also work towards gaining a Bronze Arts Award.

Lisa Byrne, creative projects manager at The Core, said: “Young people will have the chance to work with professional artists who will help to inspire and ignite their passion for creative learning. It is a pleasure to see them grow in confidence throughout the programme and discover skills and talents that they often don’t even realise they have.”

Royal & Derngate’s creative projects manager Georgia Munnion added: “This kind of project can make a real difference to young people’s lives, getting them to re-engage with learning in a different context, and develop skills that can open new career pathways for them. We are keen to hear from anyone who works with young people who might benefit from this opportunity.”

Places on the project are free but there is a limited number.

Anyone who wants to refer a young person for a place on the project at either Northampton, Corby or Wellingborough is asked to contact Lisa as soon as possible on 01536 470473 or email lisa.byrne@thecorecorby.com.