Discover Young Hackney Closing Party

Create Programmers and Headstart present:Discover Young Hackney Closing PartyThe CREATE Programmers, young event organisers from the Olympic host boroughs, host the FREE closing party for Discover Young Hackney, at the Arcola Tent in Hackney on Saturday 25 February 2012. Where? Arcola Tent, 2 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London E8 3DL (Transport – Dalston Kingsland or Dalston Junction overland or buses 149, 242, 243, 67)When? Saturday 25th FebruaryTime: 3-9pmCost: Free entry The line-up reflects the wide range of young talent in the borough, featuring live performances from folk troubadour Fiona Bevan, rapper/MPD wizard Pepstar, wordmistress Lil Simz and grime mc/producer Jammz alongside readings and performances from Penguin/Faber author Joe Dunthorne, Faber New Poet Jack Underwood and emerging spoken word artists, all garnished with theatre, dance, fashion shows, and art highlights from Discover Young Hackney, and live installation and VJing courtesy of Constant Pictures, Headstart’s collective of young film makers. Notes to Editors:The CREATE Programmers (and Constant Pictures) are part of Headstart, A New Direction’s year-long leadership programme that helps 15-25 year olds learn about, and shape the culture of their city.  Headstart participants are using Discover Young Hackney to trial ideas about how to create a space that is programmed, managed and run by and for young people. Their aim is to create a space for young Londoners around the time of the London 2012 Olympic Games.Discover Young Hackney is a borough wide Youth Arts festival 09 January – 02 March 2012.