Polarbear (AKA novelist Steven Camden) with Battersea Arts Centre
Southfields Academy students have been working with Battersea Arts Centre on a new programme for young people and this is what BAC had to say about working with them.
"Battersea Arts Centre and spoken word artist Polarbear (AKA novelist Steven Camden) are delighted to be working in partnership with Southfields Academy for the research and development of a new theatre show for teenagers. Through a series of workshops and consultation with Southfields students, Polarbear will begin making a new show, which explores, through story telling, the choices we make as teenagers, and how those choices go on to impact the person we will be in the future. This project marks the continuation of a great partnership between Battersea Arts Centre and Southfields, which has seen students from Southfields go on to great success with Homegrown, Battersea Arts Centre's programme of creative opportunities for 12-29 year olds, seen many artists work with Southfields students through the artist residencies in the class room, and seen staff at the Academy take part in Battersea's ground breaking Artist-Teacher-Exchange programme." Southfields Academy's Performing Arts Department hopes to continue and further develop this positive relationship with Battersea Arts Centre, so watch this space for further news about upcoming projects and productions.