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NEWS 3 May 2012

Arts Award success for Young People

FRCA are committed to provide educational opportunities for the Children and Young People who access the charity, and recently 17 Young People have passed their Bronze Arts Awards and 1 Young Person has passed her Silver Arts Award while participating in and accessing the creative arts sessions facilitated by FRCA.

To pass the Bronze Arts Award the YP have to; take part in a performance and review it; attend and review a show, some reviewed their trip to watch Blood Brothers at Hull New Theatre and others reviewed the Flint Street Nativity Play which they saw at Hull Truck; they have to be an apprentice and help run part of a session, and finally they have to research their hero or heroine within the arts and present their findings to the rest of the group.

To complete the Silver Award, Sammie had to take up an Arts Challenge which for her was learning to play the guitar to performance level which she duly completed; plan and deliver a series of workshops and support the group in performing a show, which again she did with our Monday drama group; and finally Sammie had to attend and participate in opportunities with other agencies/projects to demonstrate her abilty to engage with the wider community.

To celebrate the success FRCA held a presentation evening at the Sailmakers Arms on Sunday 29th and everyone who attended had a cracking night!

Well done Everyone!!


Live and Unpeeled 4

Earlier on 29th April the 4th Live and Unpeeled Open Mic event took place at Polar Bear, and despite the terrible weather conditions a good turnout were treat to some excellent performances.

Sammie was first with a short set, followed by an acoustic set from the brilliant Gleeks. Having ditched the backing tracks in favour of guitars, the difference in their live sound was so impressive. Molly, Luke, Toni, Celine, Elle, Evie Mae and newcomer to the group Emily promise more as the summer festivals approach.


Kirsty followed with a cover of Emile' Sande's Next to Me, and then it was the turn of Danielle Gray who just gets better and better, and her version of Adele's "Dont You Remember" could only be described as incredible!

Connor and John were next and using FRCA's newly aquired Cajon, the lads added a real depth to the talent on show during the afternoon. Connor and John will be joining us over the summer and be performing at all the Festivals. Well worth catching!

Singing Johnny Cash's "I Won't Back Down", Becca performed next, and as another newcomer to the scene, gave an impressive performance which has given her the confidence to start planning for more performances in the future. Following Becca was Molly Brown who it must be said is simply superb. Singing "Edge of Glory", Molly silenced the crowd who stood and watched a flawless performance!

To finish the event was the hugely talented Stevie Mould who performed some new material. Stevie has developed into a fine artist and it's always a real pleasure to have her attend Live and Unpeeled events. Again Stevie will be peforming at the Festivals in the summer!

Next Live and Unpeeled event to take place in late May before we all head over to the Springboard Festival on Monday June 4th at the Hallgate Tavern from 1.30pm.