St Peter & Waterfront
Young People’s Free Classes Fund
For ages 12-25
Our local Councillor, Chris Penberthy and Plymouth City Council have given funding to offer spaces in Barbican Theatres ReBels weekly classes, for 5 young people who live within the St Peter & Waterfront Ward (see map below) for an entire year!
These spaces are available to young people for who involvement in these sort of activities or a programmes would otherwise not be possible due to financial barriers.
Barbican ReBels weekly classes come in two age groups
Ages 12 – 15 (classes Mondays from 5pm – 6:30pm and 7:30pm – 9pm & Tuesdays from 4:30pm – 6pm)
Ages 15 – 25 (classes Tuesdays from 7pm – 8:30pm, Wednesdays from 5:30pm – 7pm and 8pm – 9:30pm)
The next term starts from Monday 11 January and covers things such as comedy sketches, hip hop dancing, beat boxing, urban storytelling, creating films for online, acoustic performing and creating your own junk band (plus many other very cool, fun subjects).
As well as learning new things, our ReBels groups are great fun – you’ll make new friends in a welcoming, non judgemental and safe space. All voices are heard and everyone is welcome.
We also have extra safety measures in place to ensure the wellbeing of our class members and teaching team during the Covid pandemic and beyond. Class sizes are smaller, there are more breaks between sessions to allow for spaces to be cleaned and aired out, and class members work in bubbles within their own ‘marked off’ area in the theatre.
The FREE places are available to anyone who is aged between 12 – 25 (inclusive) and who live within the St Peter and Waterfront Ward as shown on the map below. These free places are for those for who would not ordinarily be able to afford to attend such classes or activites – it is important to us, Chris and that money is not a barrier to engagement with the arts (and making new frends and having fun).
To find out about what the classes are like check out our ReBels page here
Places will be given on a first come first served basis. This isn’t limited to one space per household so if there are two people within this age group in a family they can both ask for one!