Fenland young creatives hold afternoon tea for evacuees, help out at Wisbech Reads and prepare for musical

Fenland young creatives (Twenty20) - Youth Arts Market in Wisbech.

Fenland young creatives (Twenty20) - Youth Arts Market in Wisbech. - Credit: Archant

Fenland budding young performers have been keeping themselves busy over the past couple of months. Katherine Nightingale, of 20Twenty Productions, explains exactly what they’ve been up to, and what they have planned in the coming weeks.

Fenland young creatives (Twenty20) - Afternoon tea for the evacuees.

Fenland young creatives (Twenty20) - Afternoon tea for the evacuees. - Credit: Archant

20Twenty launched it’s Academy on July 4 at our annual awards ceremony to recognize the significant focus on learning support and development we do within our activities, including Arts Awards.

On July 7, 38 children and young people who attend 20Twenty youth theatre graduated with the Children’s University at a ceremony held at Fenland Hall.

20Twenty were very involved in the launch of Wisbech Reads at the beginning of July. The young members of our team did story telling, craft activities as well as filming and photography of the event.

We were proud to be part of such a great event with over 1,400 children attending on July 10. Our theatre summer school with it’s ghostly theme kept 18 children and eight young volunteers amused at the end of July.


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So far in August we have held our first Youth Arts Market in Wisbech which was a fabulous event.

Great partnership with The Angles Theatre, Locality team, LEADA and Zuzana’s Street Dance group.

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Some amazing live performances from talented young vocalists, dancers and musical theatre performers.

Lots of children and young people had a go at a variety of creative activities.

Wisbech Reads gave away Horrible History books and the event ended with a circus show and fire eating!

These events are also in Whittlesey market place today (August 14) and March market place on Wednesday.

Yesterday, the Chatteris young creatives hosted an afternoon tea for a group of local people who had either been evacuated during the second world war or who had taken in evacuees.

This was the first event for the HomefromHome film and theatre project run by 20Twenty and funded by the Heritage Lottery.

Young people from the Chatteris Royal British Legion group came along to get involved and their was support from Chatteris Archives, the museum and Age UK.

Two of the older March theatre groups are performing in early September, on September 4 there is a performance of Teechers at March Town Hall and on September 11-12 the group is doing a performance of a musical comedy called Nun’s the word.

We are also very pleased and excited that our youth theatre has been selected to enter The Connections Festival competition run by the National Theatre.

All 20Twenty Academy youth theatres will start again from week commencing September 14.

For more information on any of the activities or projects run by 20Twenty Productions contact geri@20twentyproductions.co.uk or visit www.20twentyproductions.co.uk

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