Young Gifted Brum

The launch will take place on Thursday, 6th November at 5.30pm – 7.30pm at The Drum, Aston and all Young People aged 8-18yrs are welcome to come along if they are interested in Singing, Dance, Music, Digital Art, Acting and Spoken Word to find out what will be on offer in the coming months. They do not have to have any experience and it is not just open to people who want to perform. There will be an opportunity to showcase your talents at two annual events, whether your talents lie in producing, writing, directing, delivering events or performing in them.

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Charles Small, CEO of The Drum is delighted to announce the launch of a new initiative Young Gifted Brum. The launch will take place on Thursday 6th November from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. “Children and young people are our future audiences, performers and cultural leaders, therefore it is important that organisations like The Drum provide cultural leadership that engages and influences young people to achieve their creative potential” he said earlier today. School teachers, youth workers, mentoring and networking organisations and of course young people themselves and their families are all welcome to come along and find out more about the project.

Young Gifted Brum is an exciting new programme designed to engage children and young people in performing and digital arts. The Drum is aiming to develop the skills of young people in a wide range of arts activities and offer support through tutors/trainers and mentors to help build confidence, self-esteem, respect and understanding between groups in the community.

Participants will have an opportunity to showcase their talents at two annual events, whether their talents lie in producing, writing, directing, delivering events or performing in them. “We want to enthuse and motivate young people to make life changing decisions about education, continued training and different routes to employment” added Mr Small.

Free Taster Sessions will take place at The Drum on Saturday 8th November between 12pm and 4pm. If you are interested in participating in this project and would like more information, please contact Dee on 0121 333 2431 or email

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Notes to Editors

About The Drum
The Drum is the national centre for Black British culture and arts, dedicated to developing and promoting contemporary art and culture of British African, Asian and Caribbean communities. Through its various initiatives, The Drum, continually strives to become a centre of national and international renown; firmly rooted within its local community.

The Drum’s ambition is to lead and facilitate the development, celebration, performance and exhibition of the diversity of Black arts and cultures for the benefit of all. It is a place where contemporary Black arts flourish and enjoyed, nurturing and broadening the appreciation of these arts for audiences and participants from the whole community – Black and white.

For more information on our current programme and community activities please visit

Region: All
Start Date: 06/11/2008
End Date: 09/11/2008
Start Time: 17.00
Venue: The Drum
Venue Address: 144 Potters Lane, Aston. Birmingham
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Phone: 0121 333 2404