Lambeth Young Voices – An opportunity for aspiring and emerging young writers to showcase their work

BYT kicks off again after the Easter break with a Spoken Word Masterclass – as part of Lambeth Young Voices.

Friday April 15th from 6pm

If you would like to find out more and take part in this amazing opportunity please check out the details below – or just come a long to the Spoken Word Masterclass.

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Free Playwriting and Spoken Word masterclasses – as part of Lambeth Young Voices


Sixteenfeet Productions in partnership with Lambeth Libraries presents

Lambeth Young Voices

An opportunity for aspiring and emerging young writers to showcase their work. As part of the Lambeth Readers and Writers Festival we will be staging an evening of new work created by young people living in the borough. Winning writers will gain a unique insight into the creative process and the chance to see their work staged by a professional cast and director.


Applicants must be aged 18 or under and live or study in Lambeth.

Proposed work must be between 5 – 10 minutes

Cast size between 1 – 4

Submissions open on Friday 11th March and close on Monday 18th April.



We will also be holding Masterclasses in playwriting and spoken word at Brixton Community Base in partnership with Brixton Youth Theatre  and Lambeth Libraries.

The workshops are free and open to all 14-18 year olds living or studying in Lambeth.



At: Brixton Community Base, Talma Road, SW2 1AS

When: Friday 11th March (6 – 8pm)

A free Masterclass in playwriting with Andrew Walsh: an award-winning writer/director with credits across film, television, theatre, radio, animation and videogames.



At: Brixton Community Base, Talma Road, SW2 1AS

When: Friday 15th April (6 – 8pm)

A free Masterclass in Spoken Word with Elliott Daley aka Word Play..

You can follow WordPlay: @WerdPley or



Caroline Funnell or Jen Davis on or call 07958 448690

Happy New Year!

We are back – BYT kicks off an exciting new year on the 8 January 6pm – 8pm and we are keen to get cracking with our projects. This month we will begin rehearsals with the English National Opera on the Akhnaten Project and BYT members will also be starting work towards their Arts Awards.




Develop Your Skills in a special project about time, from the ancient past to today and beyond to our imagined future. What stories do we want to tell from the past? What do we value? What do we want to leave behind for future generations?

You will get the chance to create your own spoken word, music and dramatic material with professional artists and perform alongside professional musicians, singers, jugglers, and a community chorus in a large-scale public event in central London. Discover new music and performance styles and develop your performance experience.

The project is inspired by ENO’s new production Akhnaten, an opera by Philip Glass, about the rise, reign and fall of the Egyptian Pharaoh. You will get the chance to come and watch the production and meet members of the company as part of the project.

Cost: Free to take part!

The project also includes a free ticket to a special on-stage event and a performance of Akhnaten at the London Coliseum on Friday 18 March, 5-10pm





It’s a Wrap!

BYT had a thrilling week and have now finished filming the ‘Film in a week’ – It’s in the can and is now being edited.

Check out the gallery to see how filming went behind the scenes.

PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITY with Sixteenfeet Productions

Sixteenfeet Productions are auditioning for young actors to perform as an ensemble in their summer tour of ‘Wind in the Willows.

This a brilliant opportunity to work alongside a cast of professional actors. (Last year BYT member were involved in their Alice In Wonderland and had a fantastic time)

As this is a promenade production you will also be stewarding the audience from scene to scene.

Wind in the Willows runs from 25th July- 23rd August and visits four different London Parks.

25th July – 2nd August (Brockwell Park, Brixton)

7th – 10th August (Morden Hall, Morden)

13th – 16th August (Rookery Gardens, Streatham)

19th- 23rd August (Walpole Park, Ealing)

You will be 16 or over, a reliable, committed actor with good time keeping skills and the ability to interact with the public in a courteous and confident manner.

You will receive £10 per performance to cover your expenses. There will be two performances a day and the running time is one hour.

We will be holding an audition workshop on Tuesday 21st July from 3-3:45pm at Brixton Community Base, Talma Road, London SW2 1AS.

If you would like any more details please contact Jen Davis on 07718254997. Or email:


Would you like to make a ‘FILM IN A WEEK’

As part of BYT’S Summer Activities Programme, we are running an exciting ‘Film in a Week’ project.

Working with expert film makers and drama facilitators – you will have the opportunity to devise, rehearse and then shoot, a short film – all in one week!

Participants will be able to: –

Create the storyline;
Develop their film acting skills;
Help behind the scenes with camera work, sound and editing;
Be involved in directing scenes;
Celebrate the finished results with a screening at the Brixton Community Base.

The dates are from Tuesday 21 July – Sat 25 July 11am – 4pm

So if you are interested and aged between 13 – 19 yrs please email – or call 07967889702 to register