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Viva La Youth – Arts Week 2019

During the first week of July, More Music’s Young Leaders will be staging a take over at More Music and programming an exciting and revolutionary week of industry events, gigs, masterclasses, and debates for young people across the North West.

Plus, the first ever young people’s representatives will join More Music’s board this week.

What’s happening?

Throughout the week:

Viva La Youth shop
An opportunity for young entrepreneurs, makers and musicians to showcase and sell their merch in our pop up shop.

Youth Board Member Selection
To be announced on Friday.

Monday 1 July

Viva La Youth Launch Event
5pm – 9pm
The Unique Beatz band will mark the opening of this years Youth Arts Week. Come along and check out their pop up shop, featuring guitar pedals and telephone mics made by C.B Audio, brand new Stages merch and the latest Stages album.

Join us after for an evening of live music to celebrate the opening of Viva La Youth and also the launch Youth Orbit’s brand new EP- curated by members of Youth Orbit.

Tuesday 2 July

Arts Award presentation and celebration
5pm – 5.30pm

The State of Play
5.30pm – 7pm
A debate about music education. Voice your opinions about the state of music education with a panel of guests, including: 

Loz Kaye: More Music Artistic Director
Joe Harrison-Greaves: Future Leaders / Global Grooves
Louise Hesketh: Curious Minds
Louis Davy: LMC Studios

This event will be recorded for a podcast.

7pm – 9pm
An opportunity to play video games old and new, meet other gamers and take part in our highest score challenges. From Guitar Hero to Mario Kart – get your game face on.

Wednesday 3 July

Film-making Masterclasses
10am – 3pm | FREE | Booking Essential
An introduction to film-making with film maker and photographer Johnny Bean, artist Neil Wilson, co-founder of White Elephant Contemporary Gallery and Ash Murphy, digital film maker.

Taking a DIY home movie approach to film making, you are invited to join Neil, Johnny and Ash to take part in a day of film-making workshops in response to the theme ‘Are you looking at me?’.

Workshops will run throughout the day looking at digital and analogue methods of DIY film-making with opportunities to experiment with different tools. 

Thursday 4 July

Sound Track Residency
1pm – 4pm | FREE | Booking essential

Sign up to be part of our studio team who will be composing and recording the soundtrack for the Escape2make film throughout the week.

Stages Xtra
6pm – 9pm

Have you ever wanted to know how to get a signed to a record label or start your own label? How to promote and market your music? How to make the leap from Stages into industry? 

Stages Xtra is an opportunity to explore ‘what to do next’ with some very special industry guests who will be running discussions and masterclasses during the event.

Special guests:

Karen Boardman – Crisis Management & Arts Council
Daniel Brereton – Photographer & Film-maker
Euan McDonald – Session Musician and Drummer

Friday 5 July

Stages Live and Loud present Viva La Youth 
Doors 6pm | £3

Live music from some of the best up and coming bands, DJ’s, singers and producers in the North West all under one roof at More Music to celebrate the close of Viva la Youth. 


Rich Kid Problems
Buried in a Battlefield
and more!

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