Events

MUSICAL THEATRE

WHEN: Monday 3rd July – Tuesday 4th July
TIME: 10am – 2pm
WHERE: Millennium Forum Studio Theater
FACILITATOR: Fresh Academy of Performing Arts
AGE: 12-21
ADM: FREE
Sinead Crossan, director of Fresh Academy of Performing Arts,
with Carie Logue-Houston director of Create Dance and Musical
Director Maurice Kelly will stage magical moments from the hit
musical Grease. The experienced trio aim to put pupils through
their paces in acting, singing and dancing and will bring the piazza
alive for a fun showcase of moments from the musical. Sinead will
focus on the principals of acting, Maurice will explore the voice in
performance and Carrie will choreograph a dance with pupils
performing as a chorusand some solo roles too! So, if you wish to
showcase your skills in acting, dancing and singing then this is the
workshop for you! and record with the pros…

CREATE A TRACK

WHEN: 3rd, 4th, 5th & 7th July
TIME: 10:00am – 4:00pm
WHERE: Nerve Centre
FACILITATOR: SYNC
AGE: 12-21
ADM: FREE
Songwriters, producers, musicians and bands are invited to take over
the Nerve Centers Recording studios for an intense three days of unique
collaboration and musical creation. Hook up with our professional in-house
producion team andthe best professional songwriters around to exchange
musical ideas and collaborate on a unique recording, which will be released
online and shared on our social media networks.As musical opportunities go
this is a no brainer for the young ambitiousmusicians out there. So come along,
jam, create and record with the pros….

GRAFFITI ART

WHEN: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th July
TIME: 10:00am – 2:00pm
WHERE: Millennium Forum & Playhouse
FACILITATOR: UV Arts C.I.C
AGE: 12-21
ADM: FREE
UV Arts C.I.C is a fun, dynamic non-profit social enterprise and urban arts
company based in Derry/Londonderry that aims to educate, promote and
change perceptions of public space via engaging and alternative street art, graffiti
and comptemporary mural arts projects. UV Arts contract with youth groups,
community organisations and statutory bodies to deliver street art based projects
that engage  young people in making public art and transforming their communities.
Participants will have the opportunity to try their hand at various street art, graffiti and
mural arts techniques while learning colour theory, design and other artistic elements
to complete a unique and visually exciting piece of art.
The project will run for 16 hours over 4 days with a longer final 5th painting day to be
held in the playhouse, Derry.

TEE-SHIRT DESIGN

WHEN: 3rd, 4th, 6th and 7th July
TIME: 10:00am
WHERE: Millennium Forum
AGE: 12-21
ADM: FREE
Join our 4 day personal development and creative T-Shirt design course. The first
part of the course will include fun ensemble drama activities with the emphasis on
participants feeling safe and at ease in a creative space.
This will be followed up by T-shirt painting workshops, using empowering slogans /
phrases gathered during the first part of the course.
All material provided. Just bring your imagination and creative positivity!

URBAN SHOCK STREET DANCE

WHEN: 5th & 6th July
TIME: 12:00pm – 03:00pm
WHERE: Millennium Forum
AGE: 12-21
ADM: FREE
Hip hop dance school this year will consist of different styles of hip hop
technique and team formations, leading to a new final surprise performances
showing of the latest hip hop flare put to practice.

BOUNCE DJ SCHOOL

WHEN: 5th, 6th and 7th July
TIME: 10:00am – 2:00pm
WHERE: Millennium Forum
FACILITATOR: Bounce DJ School
AGE: 12-21
ADM: FREE
A week of Dj’ing with Bounce culture is all about you! Your music,
your mixes, learning skills that will allow you to find tunes that connect
with your inner rhythm and future dance-floors.  Whether you’re DJ’ing for
the first time or wanting to rock a party or start your own pod-cast, the Bounce
Culture crew will show you how to select and mix the right tune, at the right
time. With projects and parties reaching Africa and France we’re well up for
sharing our worldwide DJ’ing experience with you. Controllers and software to
decks and vinyl, all will be available for you to develop your skills or begin
your journey as a DJ. The ball is in your court! Make it happen.

AFRICAN DRUMMING AND DANCE WORKSHOP

WHEN: 5th & 7th July
TIME: 10:00am
WHERE: TBC
AGE: 12-21
ADM: FREE
Using traditional drums, with African and Samba/Afro Cuban rhythms
the session can enable participants of varying abilities to have fun,
work cooperatively and take part in a meaningful musical
experience (Drums provided).

Bring all your energy and enthusiasm for the African
dance looking at traditional African, Afro-Contemporary and Afro-Pop.
Through the workshops you will get an experience of both the dance
and drumming and how they come together to create art.


STAGE BEYOND

WHEN: 5th, 6th and 7th July
WHERE: Millennium Forum
TIME: 10:00am – 12:00pm
AGE: 12-21
ADM: FREE
Stage Beyond is an exciting and progressive Theatre Company set
up to promote the interests of adults with learning disabilities in the
creative community. The company’s main focus is on professional
arts training, delivered by some of the leading arts professionals
currently working in the industry.

Come and join us for a fun introductory 3 day workshop
where you will explore the world of myths and legends.
We look forward to seeing you there…


GEMMA O’DUFFY MASTERCLASS

WHEN:  7th July
TIME: 10:00am
WHERE: Nerve Center
AGE: 12-21
ADM: FREE

Training: Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.

Theatre includes: ensemble/1st cover Scaramouche in We
Will Rock You (West End), Rusty in Footloose (West End and UK tour),
Seagulls Dance (Soho Laundry), Irene McNally in The Piper (Savoy)
and Puss in Boots in Nursery Crimes (King’s Head). Gemma was proud
to be part of the critically acclaimed Spring Awakening (Lyric,
Hammersmith, and West End) and then joined the newly directed Les
Misérables, which took the production back home to Paris (original
company, 25th anniversary international tour).

Also, the Les Misérables 25th anniversary concert at The
O2 and The Royal Variety Performance with the Les Misérables cast.
Most recently, Woman 2 in Shoes (Peacock) and Diva 1 in Priscilla
Queen of the Desert (Palace) Factory Girl in Les Miserables
(Queens Theatre)

Gemma will deliver a fun, informative masterclass on life in
the West End.


MUSIC ACADEMY BITESIZE

WHEN: 7th July
TIME: 12:00pm – 3pm
WHERE: Nerve Center
AGE: 12-21
ADM: FREE
A day dedicated to the pursuit of a career in music. Every young
musician can meet the players who will help shape your career as an
artist and set you on the path to a meaningful life in music. Live
performance, songwriting, event management, sound recording
representatives will all be under one roof.

If you are curious about the world of music or are
completely immersed in it already come and meet and Interact with
the people who can point you in the right direction or make you
aware of a different musical journey.

A fantastic showcase of the new breed of young artists
will also be performing to bring the Academy to a fitting close
including Fictive Kin artist ROE, The Docs and pop punk trailblazers
Lost Avenue to name but a few!


FUN DAY

WHEN: 8th July
TIME: 12:00pm – 03:00pm
WHERE: Millennium Forum
AGE: 12-21
ADM: FREE
Rounding off this year’s InterAct we have a Fun Day filled with lots of
performances, games and surprises. Come along and see the young
people showcasing everything they have created throughout the
week and get the chance to learn some of the skills yourself; Get on
the decks with our DJs, bang our Africans drums or design some cool
graffiti art. We will also have carnival games, face painters and much
much more. There is something for all the family to enjoy so pop in
and join the fun.