During 2013, teams of young people from across the North West have been working with artists, theatre-makers, teachers, activists and elders, to imagine their vision for a future society; the place they believe young people should occupy in a future world.
For four days in November, the Royal Exchange Studio will become a gallery and an installation, a performance space and a living library that will give us an urgent snapshot from the youth of today for the society of tomorrow.
FutureWorlds is part of Truth about Youth, a major partnership with the Co-operative Foundation, challenging and changing negative perceptions of young people in the UK.
All events are FREE. Further information including opening times and a performance schedule can be found here.
Highlights of the schedule include:
24 HOURS IN THE DARK
15 November, 7.30pm / 16 November, 8pm / 17 November, 3pm
Experience a day in the future, created by 24 writers from children as young as seven to Bruntwood Prize-winning playwrights Andrew Sheridan (WINTERLONG) and Miriam Battye (I STARTED A FIRE), and brought to life by an ensemble of young performers and professional actors. A thrilling hour long audio experience in the dark - remember to bring a cushion or a pillow!
POP UP PERFORMANCES
Thursday 14 & Friday 15 November, 6pm onwards / Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 November, 12pm onwards
A series of pop up performances delivering future visions for young people across the UK. Including performances from 20 Stories High Youth Theatre who create a world of little moments, performed above, below, within and around the audience; New Vic Theatre's intergenerational company Ages and Stages; and young people working with Community Arts Northwest to present an interactive lyrical and physical manifesto which invites the audience to question their perceptions of young people.
FREE; no need to book
Sunday 17 November 2013, 11.30am - 5pm
Join the Truth about Youth Young Leaders for a day of discussion and debate, tackling some of the biggest issues facing young people today in creative and thought-provoking ways. Create an advertising campaign on the reduction of voting age, take part in a cultural austerity pub quiz with PRIZES or engage with political theatre on youth unemployment in this fun participatory experience.
For all ages with an opinion!
FREE, but booking required for workshop sessions. Book on 0161 833 9833 or royalexchange.co.uk/bookonline