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Free sessions for teenagers with Falmouth University
4:40pm Thursday 19th September 2013 in News
Falmouth University is to run a series of term-time Saturday sessions which are free to 14 to 19-year-olds and offer them a chance to develop their creative interests, meet industry professionals and graduates, and use the university's facilities.
Josh Kerley, Saturday Club coordinator at Falmouth University, said: “The National Art and Design Saturday Club was such a success in its first year - inspiring and nurturing young people's skills in art, design and media.
“We are excited that Falmouth University can offer another group of young people the opportunity to get a taste of a career in the creative industry.”
The sessions begin this Saturday, September 21, with Fuel Youth, which will offer 20, 16 to 19-year-olds the chance to work with a performing arts company. The teenagers will receive free workshops in contemporary performance skills every other Saturday between 10am and 2pm at the university's Performance Centre.
Led by Melanie Thompson, the year-long project offers an invaluable opportunity for those interested in music and sound, visual art, contemporary dance, performance writing, and creative events management.
Melanie has over 30 years' experience and has created similar projects with great success in Denmark and at the Arnolfini Centre in Bristol.
Kicking-off the following Saturday, September 28, the Creative Music Technology Club is a ten week course aimed to equip 14 to 19-year-olds with the essential production skills needed to create and record their individual sound.
With tutors including industry professional Thor House and Paul Kelly, creative music technology graduate and winner of the Falmouth University Business Innovation Award 2013, places are expected to fill fast.
Part of a national initiative set up by The Sorrell Foundation, the National Art & Design Saturday Club, starting on October 5, will provide young people aged 14 to 16 with fortnightly sessions in art, design and media disciplines. It will be held across both the Falmouth and Penryn campuses and led by university staff and student ambassadors.
The programme includes an autumn trip to London, a spring masterclass, gallery visits across the year and a chance for teenagers to exhibit their work at London's Somerset House in the summer.
For more information about the Fuel Youth Performance Club, contact Melanie on email@example.com and for the Creative Music Technology club or the National Art and Design club, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01326 213706.
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