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Streetfest

Children and young people from North Somerset will be taking to the streets next Summer when Streetfest takes over the Beach Lawns in Weston-super-Mare in September 2010.

1st May 2010 - 31st December 2010

Held on the Beach Lawns and other sites around the town centre between Friday 10th – Sunday 12th September, Streetfest is a 3 day festival celebration of street dance including hip-hop, break dance, street and free-running, music, fashion, graffiti art, street theatre and much more.

Throughout 2010, children and young people will have the opportunity to attend workshops and events leading up to the festival weekend. These activities will include street dance workshops, a fashion show, graffiti art, street theatre, art installations, and performance poetry.

Through these workshops festival organisers hope that the youngsters will work towards performing or exhibiting their talents during Streetfest, which will be an exciting opportunity to showcase their talents and reward their considerable efforts.

One of several highlights will be a Fashion Show on the afternoon of Friday 10th September with young people from North Somerset inspired through a week of workshops at Weston College with designers from the prestigious London College of Fashion.

One of the fascinating innovations of Streetfest will be the creation of an interactive digital media Streetgame - a group of young people will work with the Bristol based Pervasive Media Studio in Bristol to design and deliver the event, and young people attending the festival will have the opportunity to participate.

The internationally renowned Street dance group and Britain’s Got Talent finalist, Nemesis has already confirmed their attendance and will be performing on stage and running workshops during the weekend.

The festival programme will be devised by young people working alongside Find Your Talent North Somerset, Outdoor Events UK Ltd, and several Find Your Talent cultural partners including the London College of Fashion, Pervasive Media Studio, Champloo Dance, and Kompany Malakhi.

 

The aim of Streetfest is to introduce children and young people to the cultural activities they might not have the opportunity to be involved with before, to encourage their further participation, and to develop existing talent by holding workshops throughout the year at schools, youth centres, and local leisure centres.