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Spotlight Festival – 22-23 June

Monday 3 June 2013

A two day festival celebrating the work of young artists will take place at QM on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 June at ArtsOne, Mile End campus. The festival is the culmination of the work of a group of 18-25 year olds on the Spotlight programme – a year long training programme in the creative and cultural industries. It is an initiative run by Project Phakama UK- a charitable youth arts organisation in residence at QM. The festival is created, performed and produced by these young people entering the arts industry. There will be two original productions and a collection of smaller 'pop up' performances of film, installation, theatre and more.

Saturday 22 June Matinee and Evening: ‘Beauty is…’
What does beauty mean to you? Using the work of emerging artists, ‘Beauty Is…’ looks at peoples’ perceptions of beauty, and how they change based on age and collected experience. This project focuses on bringing together people of all ages, under a common theme. A variety of artistic practice will come together to provide an exciting, interactive event, challenging our many overlapping perceptions of beauty and the way we address such themes within the arts.

Sunday 23 June Matinee and Evening: ‘thEATre’
‘thEATre’ is an experimental piece of video-drama scrutinizing the act of eating. We ingest more than what we need, we sip and swallow the world around us. Art, love, time are consumed. What remains after a delicious meal? What remains after seeing this piece? thEATre will take you on a journey to question consumerism as a way of life and the entangled relationship between food, art and media.  

Dates for your diary:
Saturday 22 June, ‘Beauty is…’, Matinee 2.30pm, Evening 7pm.
Sunday 23 June, ‘thEATer’, Matinee 2.30pm, Evening 7pm

How to book:
Buy tickets from the website: http://spotlightfestival.eventbrite.co.uk/#

About Spotlight:
Spotlight is a year long training programme in the creative and cultural industries for 18-25 year olds not in employment, education or training. It is a new initiative run by Project Phakama UK- a charitable youth arts organisation in residence at QM. It is designed to offer young people extensive, practical training in the arts that will help them enter into professional employment within the industry. It equips young people with social and employability skills that will aid their development in design, budgeting and fundraising, communications, lighting, sound, AV and front of house.

Phakama are working closely with QM, the Backstage Centre and industry professionals such as Julia Rowntree, renowned for her expertise in development, to deliver the training.

Visit the Spotlight website for more information: http://spotlight.projectphakama.org/.

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