Discover Young Hackney 2020

Discover Young Hackney is a youth arts and culture festival funded by the Council. 

The festival is about celebrating and unlocking the talent of Hackney’s young people, giving them the tools, skills and professional support to help them get into careers in the arts and creative industries here in Hackney. 

You can find a full list of festival activities and details of how to sign up in the Discover Young Hackney Festival 2020 programme or the Young Hackney Summer Activities Guide 2020The summer programme kicks off this month with a variety of activities to help keep 13-19 year olds connected, entertained and educated during the school holidays and throughout the rest of the year.

This year the festival is extending its timetable to provide 17 online events and inclusive workshops until Spring next year to support young people’s engagement year-round.

Activities will be accessible online and/or at venues in line with government guidelines.

The programme includes a wide range of art forms including:

  • Entrepreneurial workshops
  • A digital mural project
  • Contemporary dance
  • Practical theatre 
  • Filmmaking classes and much more!

Now in its 13th year, Discover Young Hackney has become an annual highlight of Hackney’s cultural calendar.

You can find a full list of festival activities  and details of how to sign up on our page in the Young Hackney Summer Activities Guide 2020.

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Discover Young Hackney at Well Street Market


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