London Urban Arts (LUA) is an award winning youth arts organisation and is passionate, inspiring and effective in engaging with all people including hard-to-reach and vulnerable youths and adults. LUA work in partnership with schools to support GCSE curriculum in addition to fun activities through arts.
LUA use the arts to highlight important social issues.
They deliver workshops and courses teaching skills in a full range of arts and media programmes including DJ’ing, radio broadcasting and presenting, lyrical writing and spoken-word, vocal coaching, graphic and web design, post production, dance, drama, graffiti-art and more.
“The Academy are a breath of fresh air...with high energy, total commitment and breathtaking enthusiasm their work with young people never fails to producing far reaching positive results. To discover your talents and creativity is a gift and the academy provides thy gift for young people everyday.” - Oliver Ashton, Youth Sector Head/Goals UK CIC
LUA team consist of a range of professional dedicated artists who are experienced in providing outstanding artistic educational programmes because they know the positive effect that arts education can have.
LUA are service providers to schools, housing associations, councils, youth organisations and youth clubs. They work with all types of people specifically targeting NEET, socially excluded, at-risk of offending and socially excluded young people and also work with lone parents as well as people with disabilities.
Examples of LUA Programmes
- Activity days
- Transition Programmes from Primary to Secondary School
- Theatrical workshops covering any social issue such as, bullying
- Safety Awareness Assemblies & Workshops
- Social Awareness through Radio Presenting
- PCSHE & Citizenship support
- Gang prevention
- Music Industry Masterclasses
The workshops give pupils with an interest in music and media a flavour of the music industry. The DJ and MC Workshop provide young people with the opportunity to create a mock radio show and try out the roles of a DJ, presenter and interviewee addressing any particular issue your school may require. They can also take part in a mixing and microphone sessions during the workshops.
Young people have a huge amount of musical creativity, and the sessions give them an insight into DJing and radio production. In addition to this, workshops can also involve writing and performing of rap style, vocal and spoken word lyrics. Such workshops can be used to teach young people about issues in society and help them to investigate and formulate their own thoughts about the world around them.
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