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Blog Takeover: Producing a Festival

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 by Tricycle
The Young Company in rehearsals for the Takeover

The Young Company in rehearsals for the Takeover

Today we have a guest blog from one of the Tricycle’s Young Producers, Katy. With a little over four weeks to go till the opening of the Tricycle’s first ever Takeover Festival, it’s all hands on deck! We’re handing over the keys to the Tricycle to the Tricycle Young Company who are creating a whole week of theatre, film, music, poetry & workshops and Katy is part of the producing team helping to make that happen.

Hello!

My name in Katy McLeod and I’m a Producer on the Tricycle Takeover Festival! The events I am project managing are the Takeover Festival Shorts film night and I’m also organising a number of flash mobs. I’ve been training to be a producer for about 18 months and plan to make a career out of it. Most recently, my role has consisted of hunting down artists to showcase in my events. The most nerve wrecking part of the process so far was presenting my Film Festival concept to the Artistic Director of the Tricycle, Indhu. I was SO frightened! But the Tricycle has a habit of making everyone feel relaxed and welcome so it wasn’t too terrifying, and I don’t think it went too badly. Woot woot!

My favourite part of organising the Takeover Festival so far has been reading drafts of The Kilburn Passion, I am so excited to see it on stage and know the Tricycle Young Company will kill it! Another great part of my role is offering opportunities for artists to show their work across the Tricycle’s different spaces, since most of them have put blood, sweat and tears into breaking into the performing arts industry.

I’ve got to get back to work but hopefully I’ll you see at the Tricycle Takeover Festival– I’ll be the one running round like a headless chicken!

Join in the conversation on social media with #TYCTakeover

The Takeover Festival runs from 30 March – 5 April, check out the Takeover Festival homepage here to see what’s on and to book. For more information on joining the Tricycle Young Company click here.


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Tricycle Young Artists – get involved!

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 by Tricycle

Each week the Tricycle’s Artist-in-Residence, Natalie Ryde, meets with young people aged between 14 – 18 who are hoping to develop a personal art portfolio. Natalie introduces the Young Artists to techniques which develop technical skills in drawing, painting and printmaking, as well as enhancing critical thinking. 

If you’re aged 14 – 18 and want to get involved, contact Natalie at natalie@tricycle.co.uk. Young Artists meet on Tuesdays 4-6pm (term time only). Places are FREE but booking is essential.

And from 15th – 20th of May, we’ll be having our annual exhibition of artwork by our Junior and Senior Young Artists, so come along! As a taster, here’s an image of the Tricycle by Amir, aged 18:

 

The Tricycle by Amir

Tricycle by Amir Smith age 18