Metal extended the annual Village Green festival in 2014 (click here more info about the main Village Green event) to include a day’s activities that were exclusively performed by and for Southend school pupils – in partnership with Southend Music Education Hub.
Village Green: The Next Generation took place on Friday 11th July from 10am until 4pm and took take advantage of all the infrastructure in place for Village Green. It was a fantastic opportunity for the young people of Southend to showcase their music, film, visual art and performing talents on a full size festival stage, as well as have a chance to try out all kinds of new skills through art, music and performance activities, journalism workshops and much more.
Everything on the stages was performed by young people with the occasional help from a few very special guests! The audience was exclusively young people too – made up from Southend schools – infant, junior and secondary. All schools have been invited with 3000 young people signed up already. The site will be a secure site within Chalkwell Park, fully stewarded by qualified and DBS checked staff.
Metal work with over 4000 school pupils each year through a wide variety of cultural activities and have a commitment to investing in the cultural talent of the future. We are constantly looking for exciting opportunities for young people to be inspired by the arts – as audience members or as artists themselves. Village Green: The Next Generation is a great addition to our portfolio of work with young people.
The day ended with a special performance by Philadephia Boys Choir, supported by SOUTHEND YOUTH ORCHESTRA, local Southend School Choirs and Groups.