Music, dance and stage opportunities for creative youngsters in Fenland

Fenland Youth production

Fenland Youth production - Credit: Archant

A summer theatre workshop hits the stage in March for young people to enjoy during their holidays.

20Twenty Productions young actors

20Twenty Productions young actors - Credit: Archant

Budding thespians are invited to take part in the group which this year has a ghostly theme alongside drama, singing and dancing.

20Twenty Productions runs its summer workshop from Monday July 27 to August 1 at March Town Hall for children aged seven to 11.

Already under the belt of youngsters from the group is a performance of the musical Poptastic and a show involving 26 children who performed a story of four Disney classics with plenty of well known songs and a handful of dances.

A new youth music funded project VoiceFest launched in June which brings 20 young people from across the district together in an artist development programme.

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They have all been recorded and have spent time working with Jim Davies who has had years of experience performing at festivals including working with the Prodigy.

Two artists who have both been signed, one of whom played at this year’s Glastonbury, will mentor the young people.

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20Twenty Productions have taken on two creative apprentices, both doing an apprenticeship in Live Events, and in Chatteris young creatives have also been awarded a grant of £40K for a theatre and film project focused on evacuees in Chatteris during World War Two.

This project will start at the beginning of July and they are looking for young people to get involved with research, acting and film/editing.

All young people involved with be able to do their bronze arts award as well as taking part in a fun and well-funded project.

On July 10 and 11 Wisbech Reads will be launched and on Friday 10 Orchards School will host more than 2,000 children from schools around Wisbech for a day of live theatre, story telling, arts and crafts and much more.

For more information like the Wisbech Reads Facebook page.

On July 11 a Twist in the Tale is a show performed by PlayRight Youth Theatre’s junior group.

For details of all events email

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