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Dance, theatre, circus and more slated for second Haringey Youth Arts Festival

PUBLISHED: 06:45 28 October 2014 | UPDATED: 16:21 30 October 2014

Young people from the Jacksons Lane theatre workshops, like this circus skills one, will be performing as part of the Haringey Youth Arts Festival. Picture: Ludo Des Cognets

Young people from the Jacksons Lane theatre workshops, like this circus skills one, will be performing as part of the Haringey Youth Arts Festival. Picture: Ludo Des Cognets

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The brightest new lights in Haringey in street dance, singing, circus, art and contemporary dance will be showing off their skills in a special arts festival that returns for the second year running this weekend.

Young people from different arts organisations across the borough will band together for the Haringey Youth Arts Festival on Saturday, held at the Haringey Sixth Form Centre in White Hart Lane.

Organisers are hoping to build on the success of last year’s inaugural event which saw more than 300 people enjoy performances from groups including Haringey Shed, Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, New London Performing Arts Centre , Highgate Youth Theatre, Tavaziva Dance and Jacksons Lane theatre.

The centre will host workshops in the morning to encourage young people to try out a new experience, followed by the showcase in the 200-seat theatre space hosted by spoken word artist Lemar Barrett, a pupil at St Thomas More RC school in Wood Green.

Highlights include Tavaziva Male, a contemporary dance group for boys, and the inclusive theatre group Haringey Shed, who will singing. There is also street dance from Haringey dance troupe Give In To Dance.

Jo Hamlyn, one of the organisers, from Wood Green’s Mountview Theatre School, said: “We have had young people aged between 10 and 16 attend our committee meetings throughout the year. The group has really shaped a lot of the decisions from the running order of the day to the promotion of the event. The local Girl Guides group will also be running the café at the festival.”

Stuart Cox, participation manager at Jacksons Lane, added: “The day is going to be a lot of fun and will really showcase the positive work young people in Haringey are doing in the arts in their own time.”

+ The Haringey Youth Arts Festival opens at 12.45pm on Saturday at the Haringey Sixth Form Centre, White Hart Lane, Tottenham. Free tickets must be reserved through Eventbrite; for more information and to reserve tickets, click here.

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