The Urban Arts Festival was a project funded by the Big Local Sw11 Small Grant in August 2018. It was a week of creative arts activities incorporating workshops for young people in drama, dance, beatboxing, graffiti art, singing, rap etc.and they created a performance show at the end of the week. Each evening of the festival also involved community events from Busking and BBQ to a Battersea Food festival to bring the community together, showcased talent and inspired young people to develop their creative talents.
The project involved working in partnership with The Falcon Group, Wandsworth Youth Service and other local charities including Waste Not Want Not, Battersea Arts Centre and Agora Arts Circle. The project had an emphasis on engaging and connecting young people with these partnership organisations.
This was also a stepping stone to develop a greater platform for young people to have ongoing performance opportunities in and around Battersea and further afield to increase their experiences and opportunities.