Easter Holiday at Spotlight in Pictures
The Easter holidays may seem like a long time ago in the face of school and exams, but here at Spotlight we managed to pack a lot into those two weeks. From travelling all over London getting inspired at various leading organisations to using the mediums of music and theatre to represent everyday life in Tower Hamlets, check out what our young people got up to below:
Our Youth Empowerment Programme group jetted off to the Houses of Parliament, getting a tour round the building then heading to the Home Office to practice running the country for the day. They also traveled to Cambridge University, got involved in the bigger issues with London Legacy Development Corporation and UNICEF and saw the range of careers a museum can bring at the Victoria&Albert Museum.
In the meantime, Lansbury Youth Committee embraced the outdoors and Kept it Wild at Camley Street Natural Park, learning about nature and learning how to start a fire (to cook a delicious breakfast).
We also hosted our long time friends One Youth Dance for the first week of the Easter holidays, where they trained up a group of young people in jazz, contemporary, hip-hop and commercial finishing with a stunning performance on the Friday.
Speaking of shows, we were also gifted with a once-in-a-lifetime experience – a private performance by the world-renowned Smithsonian Masterworks Jazz Orchestra! They bought the house down with their classic jazz rhythms, and it was all we could do to not get up and dance.
Our new Shoot the Track workshop bought our music artists and actors together in a week long session to design and shoot a music video, aiming to break boundaries and show their reality. Titled ‘Among the Chaos’, this modern day romance story will be available to watch on our YouTube channel soon!
Is safety a crime? The ‘Amoung the Chaos’ video premiered at the same time as ‘Hurt People Hurt People’, the devised brainchild of the Spotlight Youth Theatre after our ‘Play in a Week’ programme. The theatre collective explored traditions, family and friendship in their original piece, resulting in a funny, tragic and powerful piece which left the audience talking about it long after it had finished.
Boxing tutor accreditation training with GB Boxing.
Our Community Heroes painting a wall at Lansbury Estate and making it pop with colour.
The return of one of our favourites – Rep Your Flag – where youth workers bring in food from their home countries. We have never seen so much food in one place (all of it got eaten too)!
Our star baker Tyrese with his Easter masterpiece ready for the Bromley South Easter party.
These are only a few of the great pictures and events we had on over the holidays. We have had an amazing Easter and we hope everyone who got involved did too – see you next holidays!