LEVEL Youth Collective Too
LEVEL Youth Collective Too is a creative group for young people who are neurodivergent, have autism or ADHD.
We explore a range of different contemporary arts experiences away from the pressures of school or home to give young people space and time to develop their interests and confidence.
Youth Collective Too is based around storytelling – empowering young people to design their own narrative, using different techniques to express themselves in ways that feel natural to them. Over 12 weeks, the group will have the opportunity to explore a range of creative practices, giving them the techniques they need to create their own collaborative piece. This could be an animation, a podcast or even a comic book – the choice will be theirs. It’s all about building confidence in their own ideas and creativity.
The Youth Collective Too project extends and builds on the success of our existing Youth Collective sessions. The group has become an important space for young people to socialise with their peers who have similar lived experiences. Places on Youth Collective Too are limited. Sessions are free to attend (a voluntary £5 donation is welcomed) and run from 4:30pm-5:45pm on Tuesdays (non-consecutive, scroll for dates).
To find out more information please get in touch on: 01629 734848 or register below.
- Learn different storytelling techniques to work towards a creative outcome
- Become confident in creating ideas and putting them into practice
- Develop skills in co-curation and teamwork
- Enjoy an inclusive experience and be active in the development of the programme
- Learn to think about problems from different perspectives
- Develop a sense of place
- Become an ambassador for Level
- Be invited to future events and exhibitions at Level
- Be invited to take part in work experience or mentoring
These sessions are for young people who:
- are aged 13-18 years or in years 9-13 in school.
- have Autism/ASD or are Neurodivergent, such as ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia.
The Sessions will run on a Tuesday afternoon from 4:30-5:45pm.
– Jan 23, 30
– Feb 6, 13, 27 plus 3 day half term project
– March 5, 12, 19
– April 9, 16, 23, 30
Sessions are FREE to attend but we ask for a suggested donation of £5 per person per session. Space is limited, please register your interest in advance to secure a place.
Facilitator: Imogen Ashby
Imogen is a contemporary performance maker and facilitator with over 30 years experience of making theatre with people in community settings. Her work is accessible and fun and she holds onto the idea that theatre can change lives in the way that it changed hers. Imogen creates safe spaces where everyone can be themselves and where we can play and experiment together.
Youth Collective Too Project
The project extends and builds on our existing LEVEL Youth Collective, a creative group for young people aged 13 – 18 years old, who are neurodivergent, have autism or ADHD. Based around storytelling, the project will empower young people to design their own narrative, using different techniques that allow them to express themselves in ways that feel natural to them.
Over the 12 week period, we’ll present an array of different creative practices – from audio recording to movement to creating different characters – giving our group the techniques they need to create their own collaborative piece. This will be a non-prescriptive project for our neurodivergent young people to communicate their vision in their own way – allowing them to flourish and grow in confidence.
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