The State of Youth Arts

Director of the London Youth Arts Network, Anne Engel, takes time out from the hectic schedule of the first Festival of London Youth Arts, to talk to Michelle Draper about the event and why youth arts needs to be recognised and supported by the community.
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It’s the launch day of the first Festival of London Youth Arts (FLYA), and Anne Engel has just come from a ‘drum jam’, where a group of young people experimented with different drum styles. Later that day the Channel 4 cinemas screened a series of seven short films made by various youth arts groups across London. In the middle of the hectic schedule, Engel, Director of the London Youth Arts Network, takes time out to talk about the festival and discuss why youth arts needs to be recognised and supported by the community.

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Michelle Draper
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Michelle lived and worked in Rome and London as a freelance feature writer for two and a half years before returning to Australia to take up the position of Head Writer for Arts Hub UK. She was inspired by thousands of years of history and art in Rome, and by London's pubs. Michelle holds a BA in Journalism from RMIT University, and also writes for Arts Hub Australia.
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