Video from The Alternative Christmas Party

The Alternative Christmas Party was hosted by Ikon Youth Programme and Birmingham 2022 in collaboration with Capsule as part of the Discovery Season at the Library of Birmingham on Wednesday 4th December 2013.
The party celebrated young people aged 16yrs+ who are making their mark on the midland's arts scene as future artists, leaders and change makers.

Devised by Amy Martin and Capsule

Produced by Amy Martin, Liz Howell & Ikon Youth Programme

Funded by Arts Council England 

Thank you to all the Artists, Supporters, Volunteers & Contributors:
People Shop, Inkwell, Ikon Youth Programme, Kate Self, Emma Bowen, Festival Photo Booth, Jacky P, BeatFreeks, Reiss Hesson, Claire Hartley, Alex McCorkindale, Eric Sipho Dube, Louise Payton, Cannon Hill Collective, The REP, Library of Birmingham, Caitlin Griffiths, IdeasTap, Tom Holloway, Anna Horton, Katja Ogrin, Aly Grimes, Kat Jones, Samantha Sefton, Emma Jones, Rebecca Webb and HTF Media.

The Alternative Christmas Party

The Alternative Christmas Party is for young people aged 16yrs+ who are making their mark on the midland's arts scene. If you are a member of a youth dance company, a choir, orchestra, a youth theatre, a book club, young people's art or craft collective, whether you are involved with music, craft, film, visual arts, theatre, dance, digital, craft, design, poetry or fashion come along and meet like minded folks. 

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The party is hosted by Ikon Youth Programme and Birmingham 2022 in collaboration with Capsule as part of the Discovery Season of the new Library of Birmingham  and is on Wednesday 4th December from 6pm-8pm at Library Theatre, Library of Birmingham, Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2ND. 

If you'd like to come along, please sign up to the IdeasTap Event Page or RSVP to Amy, so we can get an idea of numbers.

Please note there will be no booze at this event and The Library of Birmingham is designed to be highly accessible to all. If you'd like more information please get in touch

New office and a new website

So last week Miss McCorkindale and I moved into our new office, Studio 205, Zellig at The Custard Factory. We're really chuffed with the space, which has lovely big windows and a big table that can fit up to 10 people around it. Last night we tried it out with the TEDxBrum team and it worked a treat.

To take advantage of this new move, I thought that I would build myself a new website that focussed on my youth arts leadership projects, so welcome to www.youthartsleadership.com have a look around and if you like what you see, get in touch.