We are Molly, Rory, Shaniqua, Rachel, Nina, Zoe, Lidija, Lora, Sandra, Josh, Nevena, Francesco and many many more. We, including 100+ other participants, are young people who are going on a 2 week long residency in Italy in April.
The residency will consist of workshops & training to enhance and hone our creative skills (in various artforms) and to create global youth citizenship in a world that seems to be quite divided! (Brexit, Trump...)
TCFT is an inclusive international project working with young people from diverse backgrounds, cultures and abilities. The project is run by the organisation & charity 'Opera Circus' and is an international 5 year youth led project with the ambition to develop global youth citizenship through culture and the arts. TCFT aims to use cultural and arts activities to provide skills training and cultural awareness for young people across Europe.
There have now been over 1000 young people involved in this long term programme of work from 7 countries in wider Europe, including the UK.
As some of you may be aware, TCFT's previous residency took place in Bournemouth, UK.
Here's a short documentary:
Also, if you'd like to see some outcomes from the residency in Bournemouth, click here.
Sarteano, Italy. 2017.
120 young people, artists, facilitators and carers will live in and around the small beautiful small town, a 5th century castle, a beautiful 18th century theatre Teatro degli Arrischianti and up to 50 local community organisations breathing life into this special part of the world.
Taking part are 7 UK Erasmus + partners including Manchester and Bournemouth Universities, with collaborations from the London International Festival of Theatre, Glyndebourne Education, Contact Theatre, Manchester and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. They are joined by 6 Erasmus partners from wider Europe, Italy, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Portugal, Georgia and Romania.
The residency in Sarteano, Italy, will consist of two weeks of workshops & training (in various artforms), discussions, cultural exchange, performances, artisitic collaboration and wonderful food. There will also be a 2 day youth led EU forum with a list of guests and experts from diplomatic, academic and political circles.
The residency will close with a final performance inviting the region and a wider international community to participate in a celebration of the arts and cultural life bringing people together and using the whole town including the castle to open up and share the beauty of Italy’s historical legacy to the world, even in its smallest towns.
Please donate as much or as little as you can to both help TCFT get to Sarteano and for TCFT to carry on it's mission in future projects. And remember to click gift aid, if you can.