The Y strives to develop creative work with young people in a number of different settings including working with schools as a creative agent and developing hard hitting educational theatre such as our Gang Prevention Project. Recent projects have included:

Drama and Arts outreach for Young Offenders

This project used drama, characterization, movement and visual arts as a tool for creatively exploring the young peoples' image and identity. The young people from Leicestershire County Youth Offending Service used their new found skills and passion for performance to devise a short play which they performed at The Y.

Be Someone

Delivered in partnership with Galli Galli, this project used drama and dance as a tool for supporting personal development and building confidence in young people young people living in care. The young people worked on increasing their communication skills and self-awareness, presenting their work as a collective in a final performance at The Y.

'Stride' Youth Dance England/Dance4 Project

The Y's Arts & Education Officer worked as a facilitator and mentor on this programme aimed at increasing young peoples' understanding of the different aspects and competencies in leading and managing dance. The overall outcome included the production of a county youth dance show.

Summer Dance

Developed in partnership with Movin'2gether this programme invited young people to come and explore movement and dance as an ensemble through a programme of workshops held during the summer holidays, culminating in a series of dance pieces created and performed at The Y.

Table Tennis

In Summer 2012 the ENTTA launched a national initiative called 'Ping' aimed at engaging people of all ages in physical activity through Table Tennis. The Y capitalised on this programme by being successfully granted two new tables, launching Business Ping and providing coaching for young people during the Easter break in 2013.

Challenging Offending Behaviour with a Creative Twist

This is an exciting publication produced in collaboration with The Y Theatre Arts Development Service and Leicester Youth Offending Service promoting the work and engagement of young people in arts activities.

To read (Spread PDF with links)
To download and print (Single PDF)
Published: December 2009
Content Type: Publication
Compiled by The Y, Arts Development Officer (Youth Offending)

Leicester Jazz

The Y has supported Leicester Jazz House to become a Community Interest Company and continues to represent them on the East Midlands Jazz