Photos: Matthew Cooper

Creative Youth Pilot, Scarborough

In partnership with Scarborough PRU & North Yorkshire Youth Justice Service


ARCADE is proud to launch two pilot youth projects, in partnership with Scarborough Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) and North Yorkshire County Council Youth Justice and Early Help services, along with national and local artists.

From April through to July, artists Diana Logan and Chelsea Gillard have begun leading a series of weekly creative workshops at The Street exploring drama, movement and film culminating with the opportunity for young people to create an artwork or perform as part of Scarborough Stories performances 7-9 July. 


The sessions begin at 6pm for those young people who want to eat, with the workshop beginning at 6:30pm. Young people aged 14+ can take part by being referred to the project from Early Help and Youth Justice workers, if you have a young person you'd like to refer email for more information.

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3 people seated in a classroom. 2 of them smile happily at the camera.
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3 people stand facing to the right holding microphones and laughing in a classroom.
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4 people seated in a classroom laughing and looking happy.
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4 people seated in a classroom. One person in the middle smiles happily at the camera.
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3 people around a desk that has a sound board and wires coming from it.
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2 people seated looking at a phone. One of them holds a microphone.
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About The artists

About the Artists

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Chelsea Gillard

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Diana Logan

In March & April ARCADE hosted internationally recognised beatbox and theatre maker Conrad Murray (co-director of the incredible Frankenstein: How To Make a Monster presented by Battersea Arts Centre and BAC Beatbox Academy) and brilliant performer Kate Donnachie in Scarborough.


The below video is a retrospective of the truly inspiring time ARCADE ARTS had at Scarborough PRU, hosting Conrad and Kate. The young people were introduced to the art of Beatboxing, encouraged to find their voice and create original art. They wrote, performed and recorded their own original songs about love, maths and living carefree when you're young.  We were blown away by the incredible talent from the young people at PRU, along with the outstanding support given by the staff to ensure these young people had a thoroughly safe space to express themselves and brave the fear of performing in front of an audience. 

About The artists

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Conrad Murray

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Kate Donnachie

It's been life changing to be honest for some of them, they'll go on to potentially carry on writing at home, just walk out of the room a little bit taller. This is something - expressing their words, feelings and emotions in not just a positive way, but a beautiful way. 

With thanks to our funders

These projects are made possible with the support of Two Ridings Community Foundation and Arts Council England.



Beyond the Pilot phase

ARCADE hopes to establish a long term creative youth group which would bring Scarborough's young people together with incredible artists from around the UK to make performance work that gives the young people a platform for their ideas and what they want to say. We plan to continue to work on a referral basis with our partners to reach young people to take part.