Lively start to youth arts programme

Teenage takeover day at NCCD. Lottie Berry. EMN-150423-140805001

Teenage takeover day at NCCD. Lottie Berry. EMN-150423-140805001

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A new programme of creative workshops for young people was officially opened at The National Centre for Craft and Design on Saturday, April 18.

The programme explores the themes and concepts of the Artist Rooms Vija Celmins’ exhibition, which opened on April 4, through a range of free events and activities. These include a trip to Tate Modern on Friday, May 29.

Teenage takeover day at NCCD. L-R Josh Beattie 17, Mickey Buff 22, Ross Leslie 17, Beth Wilshaw-Rhead 14 making pompoms EMN-150423-140828001

Teenage takeover day at NCCD. L-R Josh Beattie 17, Mickey Buff 22, Ross Leslie 17, Beth Wilshaw-Rhead 14 making pompoms EMN-150423-140828001

It all kicked off with Smile, a Teenage Takeover Day, when young artists’ group Artists Anonymous held a lively afternoon of activities and music.

A spokesperson for NCCD said: “The animation and graffiti workshops were a huge success and attracted lots of new, younger visitors to NCCD. It was great to see families also getting involved and enjoying the exhibition activities as well as the live music we had from Lincolnshire artists. It was a fantastic start to our new programme.”

The programme, aimed at young people aged between 12 and 25, includes a free film-making workshop on May 2, from 1-4pm. The project will culminate in Exposure, Vija Celmins’ closing event on 
Saturday, June 27.

Teenage takeover day at NCCD. L-R Richard Knight - community artist doing graffiti workshop with Alice White 24, Callum Brazzo 23, Peter Wigglesworth 13, Joshua Beattie 17. EMN-150423-164551001

Teenage takeover day at NCCD. L-R Richard Knight - community artist doing graffiti workshop with Alice White 24, Callum Brazzo 23, Peter Wigglesworth 13, Joshua Beattie 17. EMN-150423-164551001