(Mostly) Free Arts Festival: Summer's Young at Ovalhouse

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(Mostly) Free Arts Festival: Summer's Young at Ovalhouse

Doors. Part of the Summer's Young Festival at OvalhouseThis 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.

As well as a performance in collaboration with Photofusion called A to B, there's a couple of plays (Roads, Doors, and Who Cares?) and a panel discussion taking place over the week-long festival.

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.

Summer's Young is at Ovalhouse, 52-54 Kennington Oval, SE11 5SW from today until 25 July. Visit ovalhouse.com or follow @Ovalhouse or facebook.com/truthaboutyouth to find out more.

Last Updated 19 July 2013