Broadway Arts Festival is very pleased to announce that it is funding a full programme of arts activities throughout the spring term for both the primary schools in the village.

The youngsters at Broadway First School and St Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School will be working together on the theme “This is me!” exploring personal identity.

Chrissy Wainwright, from the festival management committee, has been working closely with teachers from both schools to put together a free programme of exciting arts activities to engage and inspire the young people of Broadway.

Our ‘This is Me’ project includes:

  • performance poetry workshops with Joshua Seigal
  • interactive arts appreciation with Magic Lantern visiting local galleries to learn about and appreciate different types of art
  • choral singing workshops with renowned choir master Stuart Overington
  • a public sharing of their experiences and artistic talents with family & friends in the marquee on the village green after school on Friday 12th June (during the festival)

In addition, with the help of two local visual artists Ali Rice and Jen Beetson, the children will be transforming both the indoor and outdoor spaces at Broadway’s United Reformed Church into their own unique pop-up art gallery that will be opened as a free exhibition during the festival in June (5-14)

At the request of the schools, all activities are designed to boost positive self-esteem, celebrate individual identity and leave a legacy of community and collaboration, planting the seeds for a youth arts hub in Broadway village.

The generosity of our sponsors and benefactors enables the festival to provide this free, inspiring programme of arts in our local schools and to maintain an ambitious and successful festival of arts in Broadway.

If you wish to support this programme, do consider becoming a Benefactor of the festival – 2020 enrolment is now open