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Hipnotic Art. Autograph ABP.

17.25 04/03/14. posted by Karmel Edmonds 0 comments

Our Hipnotic Art group were lucky enough to visit local gallery 'Autograph ABP', Rivington place, to see  the exhibiton 'When Harmony Went To Hell'.

One of our young participators Seun Omisore has written this response. The art group will be creating some of thier own pieces in reponse to the exhibition which are to be presented in the gallery.



February Half Term. Stop motion madness

08.56 25/02/14. posted by Karmel Edmonds 0 comments

This half term we have been lucky enough to open our doors once again to our local community and young people between the ages of 7 to 19 for a truly collaborative and creative project.

Working with artist and illustrator extraordinaire Alexis Deacon alongside our music tutor Martyn Potter our young participators were led in creating a fusion piece.

Participants painstakingly created frame by frame stop motion animations every morning, in the afternoon groups collaborated in creating a live, full band musical accompaniment.

All of this hard work culminated in a final show with the animation being projected large scale to an audience whilst the young participators performed thier live accompaniment  

Take a look at the animations that our young people created to get an idea of the work they are capable of!

For more information on how to sign up for either our weekly creative workshops or for our Easter Holiday Intensive project, please email: or call 02076840060


16.20 10/02/14. posted by Karmel Edmonds 0 comments


#MVMNT #SPEAKERBOX. A Youth Arts at Hoxton Hall night curated by Frizz MC

This week saw a #MVMNT take over. Our longstanding friend and youth arts participator Frizz MC has been an active member of HHyouth Arts for just about as long as we can remember. She is taking East London by storm musically and so we jumped at the chance of having Frizz in to Curate our weekly open mic/jam. It was a raging success pulling in heaps of local talent, with spoken word performers as well as acoustic sets and Mc's galore.


Watch this space for more news and updates on #MVMNT and #SPEAKERBOX.

New Term starts. January 2014.

10.38 18/12/13. posted by Karmel 0 comments

Youth Arts activities start January 13th 2014.

We are Pleased to announce that the new timetable of classes for the first term of 2014 are in. We have all of the same activities as before -MUSIC ART DRAMA and DANCE ...With added weekly Music Jam's and dramatic scratch night's there is much to get involved in so be sure to register. Contact us by phone or pop in! 

Hipnotic Summer Fest - A review

03.48 03/09/13. posted by Francesca 0 comments

Our first Youth Arts Summer Fest came to an exciting close!

Hipnotic Summer Fest came to an end with a celebration of work with three evening’s of performance devised by and performed by an outstanding group of talented young people. After three weeks of summer workshops held at Hoxton Hall with associate artists: Kendra J Horsburgh (BirdGang / Dance Choreographer), Stef O’Driscoll (Director), Paul Cree (Poet / Performer) and The Soothsayers (Afro-Dub Band);groups of 7-13 year olds and 14 -19 year olds came together to perform in Hoxton Hall’s unique Victorian theatre. The Evenings of Dance, Drama and Music respectively were watched in front of audiences of friends, families and members of the local community to wild applause and wide smiles. With this the first summer youth arts festival held at Hoxton Hall, we hope to build on its success for years to come. See you next summer!  

A review from Everything Theatre

Kassel Youth Exchange Trip August 2013

01.33 27/08/13. posted by Francesca 0 comments

6 young people from Hoxton Hall to the city of Kassel to participate in a European Youth Exchange Programme. 

7th – 18th August 6 young people from Hoxton Hall to the city of Kassel to participate in a European Youth Exchange Programme. There were 8 other participating countries who all worked together to create dance, theatre and music performances based on the theme of migration and integration. Participants were aged between 16  - 24 years old and were divided into 6 groups to work with professional practitioners from the local area.

It was a busy schedule of workshops, Activites exploring the theme of migration (including meeting people who have migrated to kassel, a trip to the first mosque in the city, a role playing migration game where we all had to try and cross the border into germany under new identitys, a look at our own family histories etc.) and also some trips to see more of the city and what it has to offer. 

One of our participants, Loi Xuan Ly edited a video of the experience so to see more about the actiion check out the video here

'We had a great experience in Kassel as part of the youth exchange. Through Youth in Action we were able to take 6 young people to share their art with over 50 participants from 8 other countries. They created new work, made friends and really felt like they were connecting with the European community. We hope that in the future we can do more of this kind of work,build links with some of the organisations we worked with and spread the work of Hoxton Hall further afield.’ Ed Stephen Hipnotic Coordinator Hoxton Hall.

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