Herts YCAs’ Big Day Out at the Palace!


31 YCAs from 4 Hertfordshire secondary schools: Sir John Lawes, Samuel Ryder, Onslow St. Audrey and Adeyfield had a great day out at Watford Palace Theatre this week. HertsCreation was pleased to welcome the YCAs to an action-packed event. The Theatre Participation team hosted workshops on presentation skills and how to run a workshop.20150429_9777

YCAs also got a backstage tour of the theatre,information on Creative Courses in Hertfordshire – plus a workshop from Into Film on how to set up a Film Club and more…. Great organisation from everyone at the Palace. Thank you so much from everyone at #hertsyca!


Joelle Taylor, Artistic Director of SLAMbassadors UK, leads workshop for HertsYCAs

LR Joelle MagicJoelle Taylor ran a highly successful workshop for Hertfordshire YCA’s at Watford Library on February 13th.

Joelle Taylor is a spoken word artist, slam poet, playwright and  novelist. She has performed across the UK as well as internationally for the British Council (Zimbabwe, Botswana) taking in a diverse range of venues from Dingwalls, the 100 Club, the 02 Arena, the Royal Festival Hall and Ronnie Scott’s to the Royal Court, the Globe, the ICA, Buckingham Palace and both Pentonville and Holloway prisons. Joelle is currently the Artistic Director ofSLAMbassadors UK, the national youth slam championships. Joelle is also the coach of the national team and delivers Master Classes and ongoing mentoring for emerging poets and spoken word artists.

This picture shows YCAs from Sir John Lawes School, Harpenden,in action writing and developing  work. We had an inspiring workshop and wonderful support from Emily Jacques, Young People’s Services Co-Ordinator at Watford Libary. Emily hosted the event and told us much more about what the library has to offer. It was a great day for YCAs!