This afternoon, a new festival kicks off at the Ovalhouse Theatre in Kennington.
Summer's Young is a series of mostly free events for and about 16-25 year olds. The year-round project works with hundreds of 16 to 25 year olds from south London, and facilitates interaction with a variety of businesses including the media, the police and local shopkeepers. The aim is to uncover hidden creative talents and giving young people a stage on which to explore. Over the next few days, the team will be showcasing the fruits of their work.
Summer's Young is part of Truth About Youth, a five-year project by The Co-operative Foundation, and plans to explore and discuss the negative representations of youth in London today.
Even if you fall outside the 14-25 age range of the participants, it's sure to be worth going along. Ovalhouse youth theatre alumni include Pierce Brosnan, Tim Roth, Nitin Sawhney, and Sanjeev Bhaskar among many others; you might just spot a new Bond star in the making.