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Summer Arts Programme for Young People 2016

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In 2016 Royal Pavilion & Museums will be running an exciting summer arts programme for young people aged 13-19 (up to 24 years with additional needs).  A creative workshop will take place in each of our 5 sites across Brighton & Hove – all of them are free to attend.

Graffiti Canvas

Graffiti Canvas

The participants will have the opportunity to explore our buildings and collections, meet museum staff and work with professional artists to learn new creative skills such as fabric monoprinting, drama, iPad animations, graffiti and carved clay tiles.

The programme is designed for young people who may not have visited the Museums before, and will be particularly targeted at young people who may be socially excluded or those not in education, employment, or training (NEET).

Furthermore, if you know young people who are completing their Arts Award then these workshops can be incorporated into their awards (

The summer programme is a great opportunity to do something creative and fun in a supportive and inspiring environment. Participants can sign up for 1 workshop or all 5. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

If you are interested, or know a young person who might be, then please contact Sarah Pain to book a space: / 07833 483245.

Workshop details (all workshops will include a tour of the venue):


Mon 1st Aug at Hove Museum 11am – 3.30pm

  • Carved Clay Tiles – Use pattern, texture and colour, inspired by the Contemporary Craft Galleries, to create interesting and organic tiles. Lead by artist, Sarah Pain.


Thurs 11th Aug at Preston Manor 11am – 3.30pm

  • Drama workshop – use drama games, theatre techniques and period costume to explore the Manor’s history. Lead by theatre practitioner, Julia Box.


Tue 16th Aug at Royal Pavilion 11am – 3.30pm

  • iPad animations – Create animations on iPads inspired by the weird and wonderful interiors of the Royal Pavilion. Lead by artist, Lindsey Smith. Please note the workshop will be run at Brighton Museum.


Thurs 25th Aug at The Booth Museum 11am – 3.30pm

  • Graffiti Canvas – Use spray paint, paint pens and graffiti techniques to create a canvas inspired by a behind-the-scenes tour of the eccentric and gothic taxidermy collection and the artwork of Ralph Steadman’s ‘Extinct Boids!’ Series. Lead by graffiti artist, Tom Goulden.


Tue 30th Aug at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery 11am – 4.30pm

  • Fabric Monoprinting – Use Ugandan hand-printing techniques fused with UpCycling to create a fashion item and print samples inspired by the Museum’s ‘Fashion Cities Africa’ exhibition. Lead by ethical Fashion & Make brand, Afroretro.


Sarah Pain, Youth Engagement Team