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Creative Youth Company: The Velvet Crab

Produced by ARCADE 

In partnership with Scarborough Pupil Referral Service

Our Creative Youth project is a partnership with Scarborough Pupil Referral Service, which caters for children and young people who aren’t able to attend a mainstream school. Pupils are often referred there if they need greater care and support than their school can provide.


The Velvet Crab was an exhibition of visual artworks include collage, stop motion, photography and film created by young people from the Pupil Referral Unit. 


From Sep - Dec 23, the young people took inspiration from the place where they lived, exploring their surroundings out and about in Scarborough in a series of weekly creative workshops led by visual artist Anna Bean.


Dates: 1st - 17th December (Tues - Sun 11 - 5pm)

@ Mandy Apple 44 Newborough, Scarborough YO11 1NF 


Filming locations: Mandy Apple, Woodend & Scarborough Town Centre including Old Town. 



Anna Bean aka Bluebeany

I am a Hull-based visual artist. I work on both commissioned and personal
projects. I use a range of materials and processes including photography,
film making, collage, animation and printing techniques. I am in interested how our identity can be formed by the persistent memories of elements from our cultural past such as of television, cinema, theatre, art and music and how this resonates with our being and existence. My practice also includes creating concepts, scenery, costumes, props and characters for immersive art installations and cabaret events collaborating with performers. Within my artistic process I value the contribution and participation of the audience encouraging them to connect to their desire to be playful and sometimes silly.

Produced by ARCADE in Partnership with Scarborough Pupil Referral Service. Funded by Woodsmith, Magic Little Grants, North Yorkshire Council and Arts council England. Supported by Mandy Apple. 


Lead Artist -  Anna Bean

Supporting Artist - Luke Hallett 

With thanks to James Koppert 


With thanks to our partners


Funded by


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