Workshops & Talks
Halloween Life Drawing with Art in Mind
Mon 23rd October / 5-7pm / Free / Sign up required
Halloween spooktacular life drawing. Learn how to draw figures from models doing action poses. Create dynamic drawings, work on proportion and scale. 15+ only.
Art Bag Sewing workshop with Art in Mind
Tues 24th October / 4- 7pm / Free / Sign up required
Using recycled fabric and clothes, learn how to sew your own art bag. 13+ only.
Clay Character making with Art in Mind
Wed 25th October / 5-7pm / Free / Sign up required
Use your hands and clay tools make your own monster character out of air drying clay. 13+ only.
Halloween Stop Motion Animation Workshop Art in Mind
Thurs 26th October / 6- 8pm / Free / Sign up required
Wallace and Gromit, or Shaun the Sheep? Brilliant animation using stop motion techniques. Make your own Halloween characters using clay or plasticine, and learn how to make a stop-motion animation shot to share (or not) with the world.
Spray Paint Workshops with Sinna One
Sat 21st – Thurs 26th October / Multiple time slots / Free / Sign up required
Be part of creating a graffitti mural: spray painted wall art with local street artist, Sinna One. Get to paint BIG on the side of BYC.
Limited spaces – Choose a time slot and complete sign up form to get involved for free!
Zine Making with Photoworks LGBTQ+ Photography Club
Mon 23rd October / 4-6pm / Free / Sign up required
Explore the history of zines and their relationship to LGBTQ+ activism. Try a variety of photography activities, print off your work and create a zine of your own. Artist Eva Louisa Jonas and members of the Worthing LGBTQ+ Photography Club will show you how, inspired by the club’s recent collaborative zine ‘The Importance of Things’. This workshop is co-designed by LGBTQ+ young people for young people who identify as LGBTQ+ or unsure. Friends and allies welcome. No experience or equipment needed.
Thurs 26th October / 4-6pm / Free / Sign up
Bring your boots and come skate to some tunes!
Halloween Make up
Thurs 26th October / 6-9pm / Free / Drop in
Come and try out some ghoulish spooky make up techniques. Plenty of fake blood, this workshop is not for the faint hearted.
DJ Workshops with Fat Boy Slim
Tue 24th October / 5-6pm & 6-7pm / Free / Sign up required
Learn how to DJ with Fat Boy Slim and DJ Lady E. Complete beginners or those with experience welcome. 13-19 only. Pre-booking essential.
Vincent Dance Theatre Creative Movement Workshop
Wed 26th October / 4-6pm / Free / Sign up required
Join us for an open dance and physical theatre workshop. The session will allow you to make performance material, meet new friends, get creative and have fun. Sessions are led by experienced professional dance artists. No previous dance theatre experience is necessary. 13+ only.
Speak Your Beats: Poetry and Slam Workshop with Aflo
Mon 23rd October / 4-6pm / Free / Sign up
Brighton’s famous poet AFLO, coming from legendary local venues such as The Green Door, leads a spoken word workshop for any aspiring poet or beats breaker. She knows you don’t need a certain level of experience or qualification to be an artist, she knows creative expression can disrupt the status quo and inspire change. You know it too, so sign up, find your voice and learn speak your beats.
Prop Making: Play in a Day
Fri 27th October / 4-7pm / Free / Drop in
A Play in a Day! Exactly what it says – join the company, take up the challenge and make a play, in day! Yes, it is possible! Led by Tanushak Marah, Director of Award winning youth theatre company Third Space, this is for those who have before, those who’d like to try and those who know they should. Calling aspiring actors, music-makers, improvisers, facilitators and producer types.
Ages 13-23, open to all. Drop in
Sticker Jam with Sinna One
Tues 24th October / 6-9pm / Free / Drop in
Sinna One, resident street artist at BYC, can support you to make your own stickers. Connect to the history of graffiti and get your sticker jam on.
K-Pop Dance workshop @ At the Dance Space – Circus Street
Thur 26th October / 4-5pm / Free / Sign up required
K-Pop dance focuses on expressing personality and attitude – using techniques from a broad range of dance styles.
Join Junu, a brilliant, industry trained Korean choreographer in this K-Pop workshop where you can develop your technique, stamina and on-stage identity in an energetic and supportive space, exploring famous K-Pop music routines.
Junu will help you define your character as a performer for live performance, as well as for filming and social media.
This class is suitable for all abilities, ages 13-19 years, no experience necessary.
THE CHANNEL ft + THE BADGER Writing Workshop
Wed 25th October / 7-9pm / Free / Sign up required
The Channel and The Badger (Media Societies at the University of Sussex) invite you to participate in two hours of creative and critical practice. Hone your creative skills as the next Murakami or practice your critical voice as the next Victoria Derbyshire. This free workshop will not only give young people writing experience, but an opportunity to talk to their fellow peers only a few years older than them and possibly get the chance to be published by The Channel!
The Wonder Club – Taster Workshop
Thurs 26th October / 4-6pm / Free / Sign up required
Explore early filmmaking and try out experimental moving image processes in this playful, creative visual arts workshop with artist Chahine Fellahi. Fuse analogue and digital and rekindle the spirit of discovery, enchantment and innovation that marked the early days of filmmaking.
The Wonder Club is a new creative programme for young people interested in experimental filmmaking and visual arts practice starting at Hove Museum next month. Come along to the B.fest taster to find out more.
Part of Days of Wonder. Further details at corridorprojects.org.uk and @corridorproj
Play in a Day
Frid 27th October / 10:30am-6:30pm / Free / Sign up required
A Play in a Day! Exactly what it says – join the company, take up the challenge and make a play, in day! Yes, it is possible!
Led by Tanushak Marah, Director of Award winning youth theatre company Third Space, this is for those who have before, those who’d like to try and those who know they should. Calling aspiring actors, music-makers, improvisers, facilitators and producer types.
Ages 13-23, open to all.
Kapower House Training School: Wrestling workshop
Sun 29th October / 1pm-1:45pm & 1:45-2:30pm / Free / Sign up required
Kapow Wrestling brings pro wrestling to B.fest for the first time. Professional wrestlers, Kapow, teach the basics and help you find your inner wrestler! Pre booking essential.
Thurs 26th October / 4:30-6:30pm / Free / Sign up required
Gather your lashes and sequins, and get ready to find your drag persona at this Mascot drag party. You will be joined by the fabulous Mimi Kraft who will get you styled, looking lush, and lip syncing the night away!
Mascot Members only: to find out more and join, email Mimi at firstname.lastname@example.org
“Meet the BYC Architects” creative ideas workshop
Wed 25th October / 5-7pm / Free / Sign up required
Meet the people who have created the new BYC building designs, and help inform the interior spaces. This drawing event will be centered around ‘colour & name’ of the youth centre. You will be exploring ideas around the names and feels of the new building spaces, come and shape the future BYC!