Taking over The Ditch at Shoreditch Town Hall, LIFT’s young producers have created an all-day festival of creativity exploring the issues they care about most. Working in groups, the young people have been on a journey to learn how to become a producer by putting together their own event as part of LIFT’s 2022 programme.
遺 комнаты (Rooms Left Behind), 12pm – 5pm
Working with a Ukrainian artist who has had to flee Russia, and Hong Kong artists who left their city, Amy Tong and Anna Ostrovskaia have created a theatrical installation exploring the idea of what it means to be a political migrant and how it feels to leave your home behind.
Step into the rooms to see, touch and smell objects once packed for everyday life, and now abandoned forever. Immerse yourself in the story through video projections and an exhibition.
Presented by Amy Tong & Anna Ostrovskaia
Creatives: Gun Suen, Tanya Kargaeva, Mola mola, Sasha Dömina, Tatiana Knyazeva
Entry times for the installation are 12pm (fully booked), 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm.
Each time slot has a capacity of 22 people. If there is a session you know would like to attend, please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org so we can reserve you a space. Otherwise, just come along to enjoy the day as it unfolds!
Please note scent is used as part of the performance. The ingredients are: Alcohol, Amyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Benozate, Benzyl Cinnamate, Benzyl Salicylate, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Citral, Citronellol, Coumarin, Eugenol, Farnesol, Geraniol, Hydroxycitronellal, Isoeugenol, Limonene, Linalool
Space is limited, so audiences are encouraged to bring small bags only.
Choosing the Margin, 2pm-5pm
Khadija Choudry, Qing Li and Nyasha Duri offer a series of workshops that explore ideas around the intersection between culture and identity. A place to play, reflect and celebrate, take part in a series of tactile and bite-sized workshops that give you the chance to see, create and imagine new worlds through the eyes of others. Confirmed workshops are below, with more to be announced – check back soon:
Workshops start at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm, and last 45 Minutes.
Embroidery & Resistance with Angela Camacho
Rhythm and Rhyme with Nomadic Libraax
Clay Pinch with Megan Elliott
Each time slot has a capacity of 10 people. If there is a session you know would like to attend, please get in touch via email@example.com so we can reserve you a space. Otherwise, just come along to enjoy the day as it unfolds!
Rising Stars of the Galaxy, 7pm-10pm
A showcase of talented young musicians playing beats from around the world. Curated by Reuben Johnson and Jhonattan Goncalves, this evening of live music and DJs will take you on a journey through the galaxy. Hosted by Archie Backhouse AKA Clive-O.
We’ll see you on the dance floor. Line up includes:
The line up includes:
7pm: Haringey Young Musicians Stage Band
7:30pm: Helen McDonald – vocalist, storyteller, percussionist
8pm: The Backdrop Band
8:30pm: DJ Allow Justice
About LIFT’s Young Producers Programme
LIFT is passionate about supporting the next generation of creatives. To fill the final spot in the 2022 programme, LIFT partnered with Shoreditch Town Hall to bring together a group of young Londoners to take a deep dive into the live event producing process. Over 16 weeks a group of 7 young people passionate about social change, inclusivity, and making live events a more accessible and representative space, are learning everything they need to know about producing multidisciplinary performance. LIFT’s Young Producers Programme sees UpLIFTers – the festival’s six-year project in Tottenham – go London-wide, connecting young people across boroughs to learn and create together.
Anna is a director and writer, working across film and theatre platforms. Born in Moscow in 2000, the year Vladimir Putin became a president, her focus has always been on political art, exploring the history of USSR, and nowadays Russian War crimes. In 2018, she moved to the UK to study Drama and Film studies at Cambridge School of Art. It was four years after the annex of Crimea. Her artistic career is heavily connected to the outside world, its horror and dark comedy. She is currently studying MFA Advanced Theatre Practice at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
Anna Ostrovskaia’s statement prior her project at LIFT: Victory for Ukraine. Freedom to Russia.
Amy is a theatre producer and director born and raised in Hong Kong, currently based in London. Graduated with Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Management at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and currently studying at MA Advanced Theatre Practice at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, she endeavours to present stories of political struggle, immigration, and explore the cultural identity of Hong Kong through multidisciplinary art forms.
Jhonattan joined the UpLIFTers as part of the original cohort and is currently studying a Foundation Degree in Inclusive Performance at the Chickenshed Theatre. Jhonattan is a DJ and member of the Haringey Young Musicians and The Backdrop Band with which he has toured and performed at the Royal Albert Hall. He has also worked as a workshop assistant on the programme and his credits as part of the festival include the Children’s Choice Awards (2015) Live on the Highstreet (2016) OpBlock (2017)
Reuben joined the UpLIFTers as part of the original cohort and is currently studying Economics, Politics, Sociology at A-Levels. His credits as part of the festival include Live on the Highstreet (2016) OpBlock (2017), Nightwalks with Teenagers (2018), The Young People’s Rhyming Guide to Advocacy (2020). Reuben is currently working on music and spoken word and aspires to go into Politics.
Qing is motivated and passionate about arts marketing, audience development and producing theatre. She enjoys the interaction between real humans and storytelling, as well as building valuable relationships with artists and all the others that make shows. She is currently working and receiving structured mentoring at LIFT as a Marketing & Digital placement and is part of the Young Producers programme 2022. She is looking forward to an exciting future in the arts!
Nyasha is building upon event production stints at Battersea Arts, Black Ballad, YouTube and more. She cares deeply about accessibility, learning, and making the world a better place to name a few things. Her other skillsets encompass and are not limited to UX / research, design (including Service, Experience et al) & product management.
Khadija took part in the Alcohol, Slow Songs, and City Lights R&D with Inua Ellams in 2017. She has worked with Beyond the Box Consultants in event production and marketing. Khadija is currently at studying at university and her interest’s span poetry, music and multi-disciplinary arts.
Supported by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, presented by LIFT and Shoreditch Town Hall.
Artwork by Studio Doug.
Shoreditch Town Hall
An independent cultural, live events and community space housed in one of the grandest former civic buildings in the capital.