|Watermans Summer Urban Ambush Project|
Supported by Heathrow Community Fund
Watermans is organising a Summer School this year where up to 300 young people aged 13- 18 will be able to experience a range of arts activities over the summer holidays and learn new skills as well as build their confidence, sociability and creativity. This project called URBAN AMBUSH will be running for four weeks from Monday 29 July until Friday 24 August.
Watermans has been fundraising to be able to provide a great programme at a subsided level and are delighted to announce that it has received a ‘Heathrow Communities for Youth’ grant award of £25,000 from the Heathrow Community Fund to ‘support young people in their education and skills development’ to enable them to participate in the Urban Ambush programme.
Heathrow Community Fund, part of an independent grant-making charity funded by the airport owners will be awarding a total of £500,000 in grants during 2013 to support community projects in local boroughs.
Watermans is grateful for the on-going support of the Heathrow Community Fund, and is continuing on its fundraising efforts to be able to provide an excellent summer programme for young people at a subsidised level.There are about 20,000 young people aged 12-18 living in Hounslow speaking over 100 different languages. Many of them have very limited opportunities to interact with culture outside of school.
‘Urban Ambush’ - is something quite different for West London. A large-scale Summer School, it will offer young people the chance to work with leading professional artists on a wide range of activities, designed to develop their team-working skills and confidence as well as creativity. The entire Centre will be given over to the event and current plans are to offer the following workshops:
Tickets will go on sale in May. Information will be added to Watermans website as it becomes available and the project can be followed on Facebook, WatermansUrbanAmbush
May 21, 2013