Come to The Harvey Centre on Saturday 23rd February 2019 to catch pop-up performances comprising drama, humour, sculpture and dance which explore diversity issues that are important to the performers themselves.Artists Jack Cornell and Nicola Hutchison lead this participatory youth arts project titled ‘Talking Points’. The project – a place-based artist commission from the Essex Cultural Diversity Project, gives participants a voice and platform to explore diversity issues that are important to them.
Participants have also had the opportunity to learn new arts skills on the way. It is a collaborative project in which young people have been allowed to take the lead. Groups involved include Livewire, Young Curators, and Integration Support Services, with support from The Gibberd Gallery and Harlow Playhouse.
Over half term the groups involved will be working together in The Gibberd Gallery during which time. They will be planning the event, building sculptures to be used as sets and props, and devising drama and choreography. At the end of the week, their efforts will be unleashed on the public in a series of pop-up performances in The Harvey Centre.