Young Producers present

RECLAIMED Fest

Warwick Arts Centre and China Plate's Young Producers present a digital festival by, with and for 16-21 year olds across the UK.

#RECLAIMEDFest

Run time: Workshop/Q&As – 1 hour / Showcases up to 45 mins

Age: 16-21 year olds

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RECLAIMED Fest

A digital arts festival showcasing work by, with and for young creatives. Covid-19 left in its wake an enormous amount of missed opportunities, especially for young artists.

RECLAIMED offered a safe, supportive space for those who are struggling now more than ever during lockdown to share their art. Each day we celebrated a different art form by presenting young people’s work and encouraging discussion.

RECLAIMED Fest Programme
Creating a safe space to celebrate the work of artists aged 16-21.

Online workshops and Q&A’s were BSL interpreted. Showcases were available on YouTube and captioned.

Fri 26th June 2020 | Poetry/Spoken Word
4pm: Online poetry workshop with Inua Ellams. Grab a pen, some paper and get ready to write!

7pm: Poetry Slam featuring purely the work of 16-21 year olds. Selected from our open call out by the Young Producers, Jasmine Gardosi and Owen Craven-Griffiths.

Sat 27th June 2020 | Theatre
5pm: Online theatre Q&A with Amit Sharma and Kaya Stanley-Money focusing on working in theatre and creating during this pandemic.

7pm: Online theatre showcase featuring purely the work of 16-21 year olds. Selected from our open call out by the Young Producers, Amit Sharma and Kaya Stanley-Money.

Sun 28th June 2020 | Dance
5pm: Online dance Q&A with Christina Elliot and Vicki Igbokwe focusing on working in dance and creating during this pandemic.

7pm: Online dance showcase featuring purely the work of 16-21 year olds. Selected from our open call out by the Young Producers, Christina Elliot and Vicki Igbokwe.

Each of the showcase programmes are available in the section below. Audiences could vote for their favourite artists in each showcase, we received 1290 votes and the winners are:

Poetry Slam:

1st place – Wicker by Ross
2nd place – My Darkside of the Moon by Holly
3rd place – Birmingham by Emily

Theatre Showcase:

1st place – Time by Remi
2nd place – Booster Seat by Aisling
3rd place – Fires our Shoes Have Made by Pound of Flesh

Dance Showcase:

1st place – Ain’t no Sunshine by Dan
2nd place – God With Us by Ashlee
3rd place – Telegram Through the Window by Bianca

Well done to all the winners and to everyone that showcased their work with us.

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