Takeover 2019 Launch Event

Published: 14th January 2019

The Learning and Participation Team are incredibly excited to invite you to our Takeover Festival Launch Event here at The Customs House on Tuesday February 19th.

The Takeover is a week-long arts festival at The Customs House that is produced by, with and for young people to develop and showcase their leadership skills. The Festival is led, planned, marketed, delivered and evaluated by our Takeover Team, a group of 14-25 year olds who are recruited from diverse backgrounds and have varying leadership and arts experiences.

For many young people there are few clear and visible pathways into the arts as a professional career route.Takeover is one of the only opportunities young people south of the Tyne will encounter to be trusted and empowered to takeover arts programming, take risks, work alongside professional mentors to deliver arts provision developed by young people for young people.

At our launch event, we will be looking at the highlights of 2018’s festival and will be joined by some of last year’s team members who will be reflecting on the successes and challenges of this unique opportunity.

This event is suitable for everyone, but we would especially love to meet with teachers, youth workers, community practitioners or anyone who works with young people so this opportunity can have the furthest reach.

Places are free but please reserve your places here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/takeover-festival-launch-tickets-54848687902