Coneygre Arts Centre provides a variety of opportunities for young people to engage in the arts with regular open access sessions around; live music, recording studio sessions, open mic nights, drama / theatre workshops, sound and lighting production, event / festival planning and even magic and circus skills.
The centre has trained youth workers who have additional skills around all of the above arts activities who can then develop relationships with young people to tackle their issues through their chosen art form.
Coneygre is also a registered centre for the Arts Award and young people can achieve a nationally recognised qualification from their participation in the arts.
Coneygre has developed a programme for young people to train as youth work volunteers and potentially become the youth workers of the future. When fully registered as volunteers they also get the opportunity to attend the Level 2 Youth Work course.
Our fully equipped theatre with retractable seating holds 83 people, along with a screen, projector, sound and lighting system this makes it an ideal location for performances, conferences, and training venue.
We have a large dance studio fully equipped with mirrors and a sound system which is used for groups to rehearse dance and drama productions.
The Drama Group here at Coneygre is a mixed ability group and is open to all young people including those with additional needs. We have specialist youth workers who use their skills to integrate the young people and ensure the sessions are inclusive.
Drama is a great way to build confidence and self-esteem. The group gives young people the opportunity to learn drama techniques, make some new friends and leads to them performing on stage or at community events / festivals etc.
We have a professional music studio which has a specific focus on providing purposeful, relevant and engaging approaches to teaching and learning.
Young people get hand’s on experience learning:
The studio also includes a live room, fully equipped for our main studio and separate space for young people to work on individual projects.
Our aim is to develop young people’s creativity, confidence and ability to play, think, question, perform, explore, create and have fun through music.
Our Music for Life sessions provide young people with the opportunity to develop their skills in live music and performing.We provide space for individual performers and bands to practice / rehearse supported by our youth work team.
What you will learn:
Monday 6pm – 8pm for young people aged 11- 19 (up to 25 for young people with additional needs)
Sessions are FREE
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 6pm – 8pm for young people aged 11- 19 (up to 25 for young people with additional needs)
Sessions are FREE