Events

WEST END MASTERCLASS

WHEN: Thursday 25th August – Friday 26th August
WHERE: Millennium Forum
TIME: 10:00am
FACILITATOR: Laura Tebbutt
AGE: 12-21
ADM: FREE
Laura Trained at the University of Leeds and the Royal Academy of Music, graduating in 2009 with thanks to the support of he Lian Fleming Musical Theatre Award and the BBC Performing Arts Bursary.

Theatre credits include: A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC (The Palace Theatre), FORBIDDEN BROADWAY (The Vaudeville Theatre), KISS ME KATE (BBC Prom, The Royal Albert Hall), THE WORLD GOES ROUND (The Lyric, Belfast), THE WIZARD OF OZ (London Palladium), GOODBYE BARCELONA (The Arcola Theatre), SHOES (Peacock Theatre), LES MISERABLES 25TH ANNIVERSARY(International Tour).
Laura has most recently been seen playing the role of Natalie on the original casr of Love Me Tender.




SET THE STAGE

WHEN: Saturday 9th July
WHERE: Millennium Forum
TIME: 10:00am
FACILITATOR: SYNC
AGE: 12-21
ADM: FREE
Do you want to get into live music from the other side of the stage curtain? SYNC – Nerve Centres newest free music development project Set The Stafe is all about introducing young people to event management and production from with the real world envrionment of an established concert venue. Over the course of six weeks you’ll be shown the ropes of everything needed to put on a seelout show, from devising a line-up and booking the artists through to creating marketing materials and finally delivering the gig itself.
The programme will culminate in a real, live show in the prestigious Millenium Forum, which you’ll have planned, promoted and producded – plus have the opportunity to perform as yourself. Whether you see yourself as the brains behind the next big festival, working in PR or just working the sound desk, Set the Stage is where to start.



MINECRAFT

WHEN: Thursday 25th – Friday 26th August
WHERE: Millennium Forum
TIME: 10:00am
FACILITATOR: CultureTECH
AGE: 12-21
ADM: FREE
Through the use of Minecraft EDU you will collaborate on designing
your very own theatre. You will get the chance to design your own
structure on paper, before taking it into Minecraft to make it more
realistic. You will then have the opportunity to design both the
inside and outside of the theatre, working together learning key
subjects such as engineering, technology, design, mathematics,
whilst using your own creativity you will learn what what goes to
make up a theatre- light rig, sound desk, stage, seating etc.


BOUNCE DJ SCHOOL

WHEN: Tuesday 23rd – Thursday 25th August
TIME: 10:00am
WHERE: Gasyard
FACILITATOR: Bounce DJ School
AGE: 15-21
ADM: FREE
No dial will be left unturned as we mix up Rock to Hip Hop,
Dubstep to House using CD Decks, Record Decks, and Controllers.
We’ll cover basic DJ Performance and Podcast techniques,
enabling you to record your mix and perform at the closing event.
With the world of Podcasting continuing to flourish, we’ll also
share tips and tricks to link your tracks, using jingles and idents,
made by you! Got your attention?


CREATE AN EP

WHEN: Thursday 7th – Saturday 9th July
TIME: 10:00am
WHERE: Nerve Centre
FACILITATOR: SYNC
AGE: 12-21
ADM: FREE
In partnersh with Interact 2016, sync is delighted to have the opportunity to once more throw open the doors of the Nerve Centres recording studios with our Create an EP Project. Create an EP unites young songwriters, producers, musicians and bands with our expert in-house production team and a premier selection of the best professional songwriters around to collaborate on a unique original showcase compliation album.

Glenn Rosborough – Nerve Centres in-house music producer said ‘I am really looking forward to collaborating and creating new exciting music with the amazing pool of young talented musicians this city has to offer.’ In the wake of last years highly acclaimed 18 Numbers & First Cuts Vol. 1 releases SYNC invites you to take over the Nerve Centres Recording Studios for an intense three days of unique collobration and musical creation.



COSTUME DESIGN – Japanese Kimono Making

WHEN: Thursday 7th July – Saturday 9th July
TIME: 10:00am
WHERE: Millenium Forum
FACILITATOR: Helen Quigley
AGE: 12-21
ADM: FREE
Turning Japenese!! Learn to make your own beutifull Komono, based on the raditional japenese design. You will get to work in a likeminded group of young people, learning all things japenese facilitated by a talented and qualified costume designer. You will get the opportunity to design and make your own creation to include japenese calligraphy based on your own name and personality.


URBAN SHOCK STREET DANCE – Take it to the Streets

WHEN: Thursday 7th July
TIME: 10:00am – 01:00pm
WHERE: Millennium Forum
FACILITATOR: Stephen Carlin
AGE: 12-21
ADM: FREE
This workshop is designed to teach the basics in hop hop and
street dance along with some complex sequences and fast pace
routines and formations.
Some of the styles that will be covered include the basics in
breaking, tutting, whacking and general hip hop. The end aim is to
have an intricate learning experience whilst developing new skills
and moves as a team.


URBAN SHOCK STREET DANCE – Take it to the Stage

WHEN: Thursday 25th August – Friday 26th August
TIME: 10:00am – 01:00pm
WHERE: Millennium Forum Studio Theatre
FACILITATOR: Stephen Carlin
AGE: 12-21
ADM: FREE
This workshop is designed to teach the basics in hop hop and
street dance along with some complex sequences and fast pace
routines and formations.
Some of the styles that will be covered include the basics in
breaking, tutting, whacking and general hip hop. The end aim is to
have an intricate learning experience whilst developing new skills
and moves as a team.


MUSICAL THEATRE

WHEN: Thursday 25th August – Friday 26th August
TIME: 4pm
WHERE: Millennium Forum Studio Theatre
FACILITATOR: Fresh Academy of Performing Arts
AGE: 12-21
ADM: FREE
Sinead Crossan, director of Fresh Academy of Performing Arts,
Ryan Quinn Musical Director and choreographer Carrie Logue-
Houston team up to deliver intense musical theatre workshops.
Together they will lead participants in fast paced sessions
introducing a variety of techniques used by professional actors
when training for musical theatre. Sinead will focus on the
principals of acting, Ryan will explore the voice in performance
and Carrie will choreograph a dance from a popular Musical
Theatre production. So, if you wish to showcase your skills in
acting, dancing and singing then this is the workshop for you!


PHOTOGRAPHY

WHEN: Thursday 7th July – Friday 8th July
TIME: 10:00am – 4:00pm
WHERE: Pilots Row
FACILITATOR: Janeen Whiteside
AGE: 12-21
ADM: FREE
The Art of Photography, Back to Basics. Two day 35mm and
Darkroom Photography Workshop. Each participant can explore
and learn the functions of the camera – aperature, shutter speed
as well as depth of field. Take part in a location shoot around Derry
- Londonderry. Within the Darkroom environment you will develop
and print from your own black & white negatives, test print and
enlarge your favourite selected images which will be displayed at
The InterAct Showcase.


INTERACT16 SHOWCASE

WHEN: Saturday 27th August
WHERE: Millenium Forum Auditorium
AGE: Everyone Welcome
ADM: £2 Per Person OR £5 For a Family Ticket (Four People)
The Showcase is the highlight of our festival and the culmination
of a week of fun and hard work from all our young people. It
offers us the opportunity to show you the ability and creativity
that our local young people have and what they can achieve and
create as a result of their participation and interaction with each
other and the arts during the InterAct Youth Arts Festival.