FUSED

A pack of excited young people were let loose on the Brewhouse Theatre and Arts Centre in Taunton. FUSED, a free day of interactive workshops was designed by Spaeda and YAP to unleash the talent and creativity of Somerset’s young people

 

 

YAP member Kelly Smith tells her story

“Young people in Somerset were invited to attend an intensive workshop in arts marketing led by Excess Energy Communications. With the challenge of discovering the most effective ways to communicate to young people about what’s happening in Somerset and explore the barriers young people face in accessing the arts...

The group had the task of promoting a free day of arts activities. Having never met one another before, YAP were about to embark on a two month marketing campaign...

It was a brilliant day. The Brewhouse was utterly transformed, a building full of the life, spirit and energy of young people – every space was filled with activities and installations. For that day it truly felt like a place that young people could call their own...

The real spectacles were the workshops, led by internationally acclaimed Cirque Bijou, exploring circus skills, beat boxing and v-jing. Three unusual art forms that allowed young participants to get a taste for activities they’d never done before...

FUSED was an eye-opener that the arts aren’t limited to the auditorium and stage, that there is more to do in your local theatre than drama, dance and music...

A major thing we have learnt from this project is just how useful and important youth groups and organisations are. It makes you realise there are already hundreds of young people volunteering out there, doing great work in our communities that we just don’t hear about...

I would love to continue working with these brilliant organisations and fuse together youth and arts organisations in order to increase the range of activities for young people in the county.”