Wildchild Festival 2019 Adrian Clarke

Wildchild Festival open call to creative youth


Thanks to funding from Arts Council England, Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is set to host the third Wildchild Festival on Wednesday 2nd August 2023 and is now seeking young creative talent to help add to the event.

The Wildchild Festival is a family-friendly showpiece event set in the surroundings of the Trust’s Wolseley Centre, Stafford.

The event will include outdoor children’s theatre shows, and a mini theatre event inside a whale. There will also be storytelling, African drum and dance workshops, art, yoga, and nature trails, all mixed in with craft opportunities delivered by the Trust’s Forest School teachers.

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust wants to work with young people willing to contribute their own creative vision to the festival, and is now calling together a youth forum to work on an exhibit or event as part of the festival. The funding from Arts Council England will cover the production costs of the volunteer youth forum’s vision, and can support the cost of travel to Wolseley.

The Trust is putting out an open call to people aged 18 – 25 to join them on Saturday 11th February at the Wolseley Centre (ST17 0WT) to learn more about the opportunity to take part and have a tour of the festival grounds.

Rob Woodhouse, Wolseley Centre Manager, said: “Our goal is to create a small forum of young people to contribute their vision to the festival. This is all about empowering their own creative vision and supporting what they want to accomplish as a part of the festival, with available funding.“

Interested young people can book to attend the information session and festival ground tour, by emailing their interest to: wildchildfestival@staffs-wildlife.org.uk

More information can be found at:  https://www.staffs-wildlife.org.uk/events/2023-02-11-wildchild-festival-forum-intro-tour

Photo: Wildchild Festival 2019 © Adrian Clarke

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