Over the past few weeks of lockdown, BYT has needed to use the power of the internet to run our workshops online. BYT members have created, poems, videos, speeches, etc and we want to give huge congratulations to our two BYT Prize winners for their imaginative and touching contributions.
We have been so impressed by the positive way members have responded to the challenge of meeting on line. At their request we will continue to meet throughout the lock down, with no Easter break. Now that online school has broken up we have launched a three minute film competition with members filming and editing on their phones!!!
For a brand new decade of excitement and adventure.
After the excellent performance of our Christmas Show ‘Rag and Riches’ and the exciting screening of our short films from the BYT Film in a Week project, we are now looking forward to kicking off our regular weekly workshops, starting on Friday 10 January 2020 6pm – 8pm.
As always new members are welcome and the start of a new term is the perfect time to come along and join the fun.
We’ve had a great summer of holiday projects and now we are looking forward to kicking off our regular weekly sessions again, starting on Friday 13 September 6pm – 8pm. New members are always welcome and the start of a new term is the perfect time to come along and join the fun.
From Monday 10th June 12 pm to Monday 17th June 6 pm we will be part of the Big Give and Childhood Trust’s ‘Summer Give’ fundraising scheme, where we aim to raise money for our Theatre and Films Arts Week project running this Summer at the Brixton Community Base. Any £5, £10, £20, £50, £100 you donate will be doubled and help us to reach our target of £2000.
Our Summer project will provide a fun and constructive programme where the participants will engage in positive creative activities, learning new skills and developing team work whilst staying safe and away from the temptations that could lead them into trouble. This will also provide reassurance and peace of mind for parents/carers over the school holidays.
To find out more information and how to double your donations this summer CLICK HERE
31st May 7pm Brixton Library – Lambeth Readers and Writers Festival
Brixton Youth Theatre have been busy creating ‘Spoken Word’ performance poetry pieces on the theme of ‘Common Ground’, which they will perform alongside Lambeth Elders as part of Lambeth Readers and Writers Festival. Check out the details below if you would like to come and see them in action!
Brixton Community Base with Sixteenfeet Productions invite you to an evening mapping Brixton’s recent past and present through memories, experience and place.
Devised by Lambeth Elders and Brixton Youth Theatre
I have always enjoyed drama and acting, I studied drama in secondary school and during my spare time I wanted to do more workshops so I joined Brixton Youth Theatre at the age of 14, they allowed me to enhance and develop the skills I needed to progress while in a fun environment. From here I went onto study Performing Arts at Lambeth College and then getting accepted into Middlesex University to study Theatre Arts. I spent 3 years in university focusing solely on acting and directing. Acting was always a passion for me, but having the option to direct productions was a new avenue to just look into. The experience I gained at in those 3 years with priceless, I learnt a lot about myself and the industry, the opportunities that were presented to me, I took full advantage of them. I finally graduated in 2017 with a BA in Theatre Studies. All thanks to Brixton Youth Theatre who helped to start my adventure – Now I’m at Identity Acting School and I am also apart of the Young Vic’s Genesis Programme. Looking back, Brixton Youth Theatre was the gateway to allowing me to step out of my comfort zone and work with trained professionals, without the support of the tutors of BYT behind me, I would have never been able to learn a lot of key skills and had opportunities that has brought me so far.