Origins Creative Arts Festival, August 3-5 The Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf
Building on our hotly received Summer Shows, this August UAL presents a free creative arts festival on London’s South Bank. From August 3-5 Origins Creative Arts Festival reveals original work and ideas by students taking our creative arts qualifications at schools, sixth forms and FE colleges in fashion, performing arts, music, sculpture, drawing; and painting.
A true first look at young UK talent, Origins is curated, produced and performed by students aged 16 to 18 – a unique preview of what to expect from the new generation of young British talent coming up into the creative arts – some of them sure to be future stars of UAL.
Origins are open to the public and expect to attract thousands of visitors over the three days, with entertainment on site for families and young children. The programme includes an awards event to select the top work across each subject area, CPD and performance tie-ins with The Design Museum and Barbican Box and an opening address on 2 August from special guest Helen Marriage, who recently directed the large-scale events London Lumiere and Processions festival.
The festival is the first time we showcase the work of students across all UAL Awarding Body disciplines at one event, featuring work by students completing Diplomas and Extended Diplomas in Art & Design, Creative Media Production & Technology, Performing & Production Arts, Music Performance & Production and Fashion Business & Retail.