Up Our Street:Pop Ups is an exciting programme of FREE or 'pay what you like' events and activities for 0-25 yr olds across North West Luton.
Since April 2019 we have brought over 700 young people everything from beatboxing to freerunning, street dance to open mics, drumming to musical theatre, scriptwriting to young artist mentoring as well as our very own Taleshakers storytelling, movement and play sessions for 0-6 year olds, Mums, Dads and carers.
We have hosted BBC Writers, West End Performers, Leading Industry Dance Makers and the very best of our Local Creatives who have all expertly inspired the Next Generation through their workshops.
Sharing and showcasing the arts, talent and creativity of Luton's Next Generation. A chance to celebrate who we are and where we're from #upourstreet #Ibelong
*** COMING SOON - Lego Workshops, Musical Theatre Battles and a Taleshakers session for 0-6 yr olds parents and carers ***
We are partnering up with Luton Culture Libraries to bring you Taleshakers this December!
If you are a parent or carer with a lovely little one...or two... or three, aged 0-6yrs then how have we not yet met for a 'tale shake'?!
Join us for a fun filled family focused session for children aged 0-6 years (who can sit) and their parents and carers.
Our experienced Taleshakers team will take you on a 45 minute journey that combines storytelling, games and movement.
Takeshakers is the perfect playground for little and large imaginations to run wild and free.
Come along and shake a 'tale' with us!
Date: Sat 7th December
Location: Leagrave Library, Marsh Road, Luton, LU3 2NL
Cost: Pay what you like
Our say, Our way - The Tour
Calling all young people and their families aged 0-25 years - This is your chance to shape and decide exactly what you want to see next on the Up Our Street programme.
Led by project manager Lauren Segal we are offering you the perfect opportunity to have your say, your way. This is your town and this is your time to shape its future.
Share your ideas because this is the place to be heard, where your voices are valued.
We are asking all young people to let us know exactly what you think North West Luton deserves to see next.
So far we have had the privilege to meet the young people of Chantry, Whitefield and Southfield Primary schools.
We are currently taking bookings and touring schools across North West Luton. This free opportunity will provide pupils with a platform to directly influence the planning and bookings of events and opportunities for young people in the local area.
Date: You tell us!
Time: when works for you?
Location: Your school / educational setting (Must be based in North West Luton to qualify)
Book Now / Find Out More: firstname.lastname@example.org
“You’re changing lives. No one else around here is bothered. You have made the summer for my child and her friends”
“My daughter can be really shy in a new environment and around new people but here it was lovely to see her do a little performance that she managed to learn in a short time. This will really help build her confidence”
“The people that run Up Our Street are absolutely amazing and really put my daughter at ease”
“I’ve had the best day ever I don’t want to leave”
Taleshaker – aged 5
“You are doing such amazing work and are absolutely incredible humans!”
Annie Southall – Professional Actor and Musical Theatre Workshop Leader for Up Our Street
“Best revision break ever!”
“I feel a really strong community spirit and support system. Even when you leave the town you still feel connected with NGYT #Ibelong”
Georgina Onuorah – NGYT Alumni – Currently studying at Arts Ed.
Musical Theatre Workshop Leader at Up Our Street
“It was a great chance to bond with my Mum”
11 year old
Family Dance Workshop
“This is such a fantastic thing for the young people in these areas. Thank you!”
“It was the best day ever!”
10 year old
Richmond Hill School
Take a look at this film and feedback (made by the lovely and equally talented Greta) from one of our August Up our Street days where we brought West End Workshops, Beatboxing and Drumming to the young people of North West Luton.
Headline Sponsor The Mall Luton.
Funded by Arts Council England and in partnership with The University of Bedfordshire, The Essex Cultural Diversity Project, Revoluton Arts, Luton Culture & The Love Luton Fund
With thanks to RH Improvements, The Rotary Club Luton, Prestige Design and Workwear Ltd.
In Support of Young Minds UK