Norwich Christian youth project's arty talent
2011: The pressure was on as 16 young people prepared portfolios, ran through powerpoints, practised performances and made-up their models at a Norwich Christian project's arts award exhibition.
Last September saw the launch of the first East Norwich Youth Project (ENYP) Bronze Arts Award group, whereby any young person aged between 11 and 25 can gain a nationally accredited qualification in the arts and art leadership.
Heartsease Lane Methodist was packed full of friends, family and supporters as the evening jammed in crates full of creativity ranging from photography presentations to make-up catwalks. Amongst other things, the audience was also treated to a stunning solo of Adele’s ‘Someone like you’ by Natasha Stapley and choreography to ‘Acapella’ by Kate Roome.
The evening was a huge success culminating in the opportunity to look through all the young people’s work and chat about their experiences. The participants will join with Future Projects next month to be externally moderated by Trinity College London, they will then have the opportunity to take on the Silver Award starting next September (new participants can also join the group and start on their Bronze award).
Group work this time round has ranged from photography to quilting workshops and trips have ranged from Shakespeare to Hairspray. The Norwich Playhouse
have been incredibly supportive, offering free seats to most of this season’s performances. Individuals have stretched themselves in areas such as music production and face painting to dress making and cake decorating. Not only have the young people gained great experience and skills, they have grown in maturity, confidence and self-esteem.
ENYP constantly strive to meet the needs of young people in new, relevant and exciting ways. This week the young people we seek to serve proved that they are more than worth the effort. Well done to all of them.