WHAT AN AMAZING WEEKEND!!! 🔥 Thank you to everyone who came to support our incredible young people perform on the #UnityStage at #StPaulsCarnivalSt Pauls Carnival! We had a seriously wicked time and we are so happy to be able to share some pictures with you too!
Last Tuesday, we were so proud to watch FIVE of our young people accept their Trinity College Art Awards at the Making Tracks End of Year Showcase in Bristol! They’ve worked very hard at our Positive Paths & Pushing Talent sessions to receive this achievement. Each young person improved their music making in ways that were most engaging to them, including writing lyrics, recording songs, making a music video, making an EP and performing to a live audience. Each young person also researched an artist that inspires them, visited an event/exhibition and taught one of their a skills to someone else.
Arts Award’s unique qualifications support young people to develop as artists and arts leaders, so we are very pleased our young people engaged so well with this programme and made the most out of this experience. We see a very bright future for these young people, thanks for representing ACE so brilliantly.
The young people wanted to give an especially huge thank you to Darren, who helped them through this journey with his constant and genuine support.
This work has been done as part of Making Tracks (partnership project with Basement Studios & Trinity Community Arts – funded by Youth Music). For more info about the Art Awards and how you can get involved, visit: https://www.artsaward.org.uk/site/?id=64
If you haven’t heard already… ACE won a St Pauls Carnival Pride award last night at the PCC Awards for our work over the summer!
It was a team effort, so first and foremost we’d like to thank everyone who got involved and stuck it out through the record-beating, melting hot weather! We’d like to give an especially big thank you to all the young people who came and performed and supported us, without you none of this would have happened. It was really inspiring to see your hard work and dedication and we’re so pleased it has paid off.
The PCC Awards were at City Hall to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of St Pauls Carnival. It was held by Mayor Marvin Rees, the first elected black mayor in Europe! Bristol born-and-bred, he said: “St Pauls Carnival is a rightful path of passage for kids growing up in Bristol,” and we couldn’t agree more.
This year was a celebration like no other. Managing Director Darren Alexander, who collected the award, said: “Contributing to such an historical and cultural event was an amazing experience for our organisation. We were able to show the true value of the work we do with young people through this amazing project, which has created a legacy for our Carnival and our City.”
As well, we were so proud to record and produce the ACE Anthem of the Carnival called Colours of the City with our amazing young people. It was even played at the beginning of the awards which was awesome, and you can watch it here:
Thanks again to everyone who came, who danced and who supported us. We’re onto big things, we can’t wait to share it all with you.