Teachers of Barking and Dagenham – join us for an upbeat evening hosted by Studio 3 Arts, celebrating creativity. We will be launching the new Inspiring Futures creative toolkit alongside performances from young people and time for networking.
Performances on the night come from a range of talented young artists:
- Sarah Lisney & Olivia Shouler, performing a new spoken word/dance piece inspired by recent feedback about creativity with students from Barking Abbey & Dagenham Park Schools.
- Djofray Makumba’s animated short film Cover will be playing on the night, sharing the lived experiences of neurodiverse and deaf young people from Eastbury Comprehensive School, commissioned as part of Studio 3 Arts’ Black Lives Matter programme.
- Big Deal Alumni artist Brian Taylor will be talking and leading a samba workshop with Ripple School students.
- Winning dancers from Robert Clack’s recent choreography competition – Scarlett Howard & Amy Myler and Imisi Alake, Iyobosa Owen, Destiny Khanakwa, Medina Hukanovic, Rose Tyndall, Adesewa Odejide.
- Children from Ripple Primary School will also be performing and we’ll be exhibiting art work from Furze Infants in the Gallery.
- Gallery exhibition from Furze Infants School and The Warren School.
More details about the artists and their work below.
Tickets are free but must be pre booked due to capacity. Limited to 3 people per school.
This event is supported by the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham and has been commissioned by Inspiring Futures: The LBBD Cultural Education Partnership.
Photos from the latest Inspiring Futures event at Studio 3 Arts and some of the art created and shared by young people.
Sarah, also known as Black Rose, is a creative artist who develops her artistry through spoken word and movement. Sarah has utilised her stylistic dance knowledge to create inspiring pieces to inform, educate and empower people. Spoken word poetry has become an imperative part of her journey. It encouraged her to create Poetic Conscience, a company where social environments are created to tackle mental well-being through poetry
Olivia is a London-based choreographer, dancer and faculty member of Boy Blue and Laban Conservatoire. She enjoys using her diverse training to be as multifaceted as possible. Her performance credits range from the Queen’s Royal Jubilee and hip hop showcases, such as Nostos Festival in Athens to contemporary shows like (In)visible Dancing by Protein Dance. A passionate choreographer, some of Olivia’s credits include Louboutin, Net-A-Porter, and Adidas to name a few. Branding into theatre, Olivia was the choreographer for the 2022 Musical A Christmas Carol in The Rose Theatre and A Direct Message at Hackney Empire.
Brian Taylor - Big Deal Alumni Artist
As well as the music of Brazil, Brian is also an accomplished rapper, lyricist and singer. His debut album, under the pseudonym “Braceman”, was released in 2019 and has featured on Jools Holland’s Radio show as well as various shows at local and national festivals and universities.
Brian was born in East London and moved to Essex in his early childhood. When at Secondary school, he came into contact with Studio 3 Arts’ Big Deal summer programme for young people which set him on the path to a career in the creative industries and in working with young people. In addition to his creative music career, he also has over a decade of teaching experience in schools, colleges and universities teaching a variety of music related subjects i.e Drum-kit, Brazilian percussion, Musicianship, Music theory, Music production, lyric writing and singing.
Build a Home – Scarlett Howard & Amy Myler
This contemporary piece explores the idea of needing each other in tough times. Scarlett and Amy took part in the December 2022 choreography competition and won with this piece which premiered in the Robert Clack Dance Show at the Broadway Theatre in February 2023.
Instruction – Imisi Alake, Iyobosa Owen, Destiny Khanakwa, Medina Hukanovic, Rose Tyndall, Adesewa Odejide
This piece was inspired by the commercial style and is fun and energetic. These students took part in the choreography competition in December 2022 and successfully won with this piece, which premiered in the Robert Clack Dance Show at the Broadway Theatre in February 2023.
Djofray Makumba - Cover
As part of Studio 3 Arts’ Black Art Matters project we commissioned Djofray Makumba to create an animated short film. Cover shares the lived experiences of neurodiverse and deaf young people from Eastbury Comprehensive School in Barking.
Djofray says about his own experience and work:
“My art is influenced by my life experiences and the world I live in. I struggled at school and because of my dyslexia I was told I would never succeed as an artist. My careers advisor told me to be realistic and that I’d be better at painting walls for the council and that I’d never complete a University course. In spite of that I went to BSix college, did Summer School at Goldsmiths and got a place on the BA. It was hard because of my learning difficulties but I loved it and felt that I became who I wanted to be. The shame of dyslexia and the hiding that I have had to do to survive, the danger of gang violence, stabbing and drugs and the depression and misery this causes young people and their families. This is all subject matter for my work.”
“I believe that as an artist I shouldn’t limit myself with the work I create. I work with different types of techniques such as using flash motion, video, 3D/2D, drawing, photography, painting, clay animations and sculptures, I build sets and stitch garments for my characters. I find the process of making short films with different techniques satisfying and interesting because I get to create what I envisioned in many different ways and styles.”
This event is supported by the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham
It has been commissioned by Inspiring Futures: The LBBD Cultural Education Partnership.