During the first 2 weeks of August, Iliffe Arts ran our first CACH Project Summer School, for Children of African and Caribbean Heritage. (For more info about The CACH Project- click here) The project is being funded by Awards for All Lottery Grant, to enable us to provide a range of free fun and creative activities to support this group of often under-achieving children in the Leicester area aged 7-16.
Over the two weeks, the children enjoyed celebrating their cultural heritage and learning about positive black role models. We watched and discussed inspirational films such as “Remember the Titans’’ starring Denzel Washington. The Children created art work and learned how to safely use a craft knife to cut out the different shapes of their chosen national flags. They learnt some street dance routines with Leicester’s very own Carnival Queen 2016 Shereene Williams, learning positive body language, communication and performance skills.
At the end of the two weeks, the children took part in a show case of what they had been doing throughout the two weeks. They were dedicated and worked hard, to write and learn their lyrics and then successfully performed their rap with a microphone and in front of a live audience. For many this was a hard, new and daunting task to begin with, but they all worked hard to support each other and did themselves proud by putting on a dance and rap show for the parents, carers, and directors of Iliffe Arts. The children were also able to record their rap alongside a local DJ, ‘Mista Siyah’, which was also a new and exciting opportunity for them that they thoroughly enjoyed.
The feedback from both parents and children has been extremely positive and Iliffe Arts has successfully been able to fulfil the aims of The CACH Project this summer. Thanks for all the support so far, this is only the beginning so watch out for Iliffe Arts CACH Celebrating Black History Month, during October Half term.
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CACH Summer school Live Rap Performance coming soon!
Iliffe Arts- Christmas all wrapped up Logo
Iliffe Arts is delighted to be running some Christmas craft work shops this season. There will be lots of family festive treats to get involved in.
The workshops will be on the weekends of 13th, 14th, 20th and 21st December 2014 at Silver Arcade Leicester. For all to come along and create a festive creation or even a present for a loved one. Inspiring creative and innovative recycling, reusing and unique home made Christmas craft.
On Friday 12th September 2014, Iliffe Arts supported LAMP (Leicester Action Mental Health Project) to celebrate their 25th anniversary, at the Y Theatre. LAMP are based in Leicester and are a specialist advocacy service for people suffering from mental ill health.
Kat our lead teacher and artist, set up and led a community art project throughout the day supporting everyone to contribute and get involved in helping to create a sculpture, to represent the amazing work that LAMP have done over the past 25 years.
The initial construction of the community art sculpture by Kat
This sculpture represents the open mind and freedom of speech that LAMP’s advocacy and support services has created over its 25 years.
Images of the community art sculpture as it grew throughout the day.
THE FINAL CREATION
”Iliffe Arts LAFA project supports Looked After, Fostered, and Adopted young people to gain a stronger sense of self identity, belonging, self belief and confidence.”
By taking part in one of Iliffe arts LAFA courses or workshops, young people will learn to communicate creatively, visually, physically, verbally and through artistic expression, sharing experiences with other LAFA young people empowering self identity in all aspects of life.
Iliffe Arts are liaising with schools, academies, colleges, foster and adoption agencies to provide places for young people on Iliffe Arts LAFA project taster workshops and courses. Iliffe Arts have also been working alongside Ofsted to help empower Pupil Premium Plus students to reach their full potential.
Iliffe Arts has a team of professional teachers and practitioners that deliver a fun creative specialist service within all areas of the expressive arts. This could include; 3D sculpture, body painting, street dance fused with contemporary dance, drumming, performance poetry and much much more.
For more information about LAFA project prices and taster sessions please contact us