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Award winning festival for children and young people returns

  • Date: 30 September 2011
  • Area: North
Boys dancing

Juice Festival - Just Jam 2010. Credit: courtesy of Juice Festival

Juice - NewcastleGateshead's award-winning festival for children and young people returns for a fourth year this October half-term with a fresh, new programme.

The festival, which is supported by our Grants for the arts scheme, brings together work produced by children and young people, as well as work by internationally acclaimed artists that will get the whole family involved.

This year's festival runs for 12 days from Wednesday 19 - Sunday 30 October, presenting an exciting programme of performances, workshops and events held in many of NewcastleGateshead's world-class cultural venues and outdoor spaces.

Rachel Adam, Director of Juice Festival, said: "This festival is special because young people are not only the inspiration behind it but are also importantly its co-creators. In a climate where we often only ever hear negative things about young people, Juice Festival is an opportunity to celebrate their creativity, energy and potential."

Juice Festival includes an after-hours tour of Daydreams and Diaries, the story of Jacqueline Wilson, a series of events and performances sparking discussion about Turner Prize 2011 and Poetry on the move, Olympic-themed poems which will spring up across the NewcastleGateshead, penned by children and young people aged 8-14.

The festival will work with a number of partners including, New Writing North, Live Theatre, BALTIC, Dance City, Tyneside Cinema, Seven Stories and Northern Stage.

For the full festival programme, please visit Juice Festival's website