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The project will bring the eclectic mix of music and creative arts to the community, introducing many to new sights and sounds. The music will cover genres including jazz, soul, funk and rock, expanding Chichester’s reputation beyond art and drama to include musical inspiration. The festival will offer residents and affordable, fun and local venue for a music and food festival in the heart of Chichester. Young people and local talent will be given a space to showcase their talents.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
The project will work with those young people facing disadvantage through health issues, barriers to participation, self-confidence issues, lack of motivation and low self-esteem. Many young people that will benefit from the Ovation Music Festival find themselves isolated, lacking in confidence, without role models, facing a lack of social skills. Time spent at Ovation music, preparing and taking part in the Summer Festival will address these challenges. Skills learnt and shared are not restricted to musical achievements - personal and social skills are developed in a like-minded environment where young people can learn from and engage with experienced musicians, grow in confidence and competence. For some, who might otherwise feel isolated or shy, it can be a chance to find their tribe and with it their self-assurance. For others it is a chance to learn to work together and collaborate. The Festival will help young people to gain a greater depth of experience and skills.
Steps to get it done:
Approximate total of people from Chichester Districts Council Boundary who will benefit from the project = 1,000 Approximately 800 people will have the opportunity to watch, enjoy and engage with the festival throughout the weekend’s different sessions and activities. Approximately 100 young people from Ovation music will have a unique opportunity to play live on the big stage. Approximately 50 local, independent traders and their staff will provide on-site trade including food (interesting, quality, street food providers from local sources wherever possible); a bar sub contracted to a local licensee; ‘Installations’ of art/for sale (supplied by local artists); Covered ‘Themed’ Market of Local Makers / Interesting / Eco clothing, (Food) and Herbals etc. Approximately 50 amateur talents from the local region - Mime / Performance arts/Circus acts within site (to add atmosphere) on Saturday. Student / Young Persons art show in adjacent Guildhall building.
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