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Summer challenges

Find Your Talent Bolton is running creative workshops and performances for children and young people interested in dance, drama, art or design.

27th July 2009 - 31st July 2009

This summer Find Your Talent and the Octagon Theatre, Bolton are running a series of creative workshops and performances for children and young people interested in dance, drama, art or design, who enjoy being outdoors and getting their hands dirty.

The series of challenges outlined below cover a wide range of art forms, and are all free to attend.

  • Monster

    The challenge is to create amazing creatures and magical monsters that are from the future.

    Young people go to Bolton Museum, Aquarium and Archive and use the museum collections and live creatures as inspiration, working with professional artists to develop ideas for an evolved 21st century being and learning new and exciting art techniques.

    This event runs Monday 27th July - Friday 31th July for ages 10-13 years. The challenge co-ordinator is Alex McLearnan contactable on alex.mclernan@bolton.gov.uk

  • Space Invaders

    This event takes over and transforms an outdoor space to make it into something completely out of this world. For those who enjoy the great outdoors and getting their hands dirty, dance, drama and design.

    Young people work with professional artists to create a big party, transform an outdoor space and maybe even become the star of the show.

    This event runs Monday 27th July - Friday 31st July for ages 10-13 years. The challenge co-ordinators are Debbie McGuire and Anna Wood contactable on 01204 333393.

  • Arts Explorer

    This event allows young people to explore, discover and develop their talent to become the ultimate Arts Explorer and meet their Arts Hero. They are set the challenge of achieving the new 'National Bronze Arts Award' in just five days. By sharing creative skills with a team of young people, together with help from the Octagon Theatre, Bolton Library and Bolton's Playing for Success Team, they will become an Arts Explorer.

    This event runs Monday 27th July - Friday 31st July for ages 13-16 years. The challenge co-ordinator is Lynsey Merrick
    contactable on lynsey.merrick@octagonbolton.co.uk