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These Showstoppers portray and celebrate the incredible work happening across all of our LCEPs; In addition to exciting and inspiring everyone ahead of the workshops, discussions and networking happening at the Online Gathering on Thursday 5 May.


Derby Theatre & The Plus One Programme

Riverside was co-created by Derby Theatre alongside young people from the Plus One Programme, that works to support care-experience young people. They were involved in all aspects of the production. In this video you will see an edited version of the performance that was performed by young people at the Culture Cares Conference 2021.

Group A: Find Your Light
Emily Barden (Composer), Catherine  Bullough (Producer, Group A) with Katie, Ash and Olivia

Group A is a vocal performance initiative for young people in Suffolk run by Britten Pears Arts. Working with 8-18-year-olds in Suffolk, Group A consists of vocal performance groups that rehearse and perform throughout the year. The project gives young people opportunities to work with a wide variety of professional musicians and artists, explore a breadth of musical genres and take part in exciting and creative performances, locally and nationally. The work aims to help build positive community links and raise aspirations for young people.

Group A have co-written the finale song for this year’s Celebration (the annual festival for schools and young people). They worked with composer Emily Barden in October half-term last year to give their thoughts on what the piece should be about, as well as helping to write the melody. They had some really frank discussions about how they felt about the world since covid and how they want to be recognised for who they are.In this video you will get to hear about the writing process and hear some of the song itself.

Shout Out for the Arts

Shout Out for the Arts is led by a youth board who campaign for engagement and diversity in the arts, they are currently working on diversifying the board so that it includes young people from across a large rural county. Hear from Saanvi who has been involved since she was 10 years old about her experience working with WCEP and Shout Out for the Arts.