A day of art and cultural exploration…
Our programme is packed with learning, performance and showcasing opportunities for young international artists.
The opening ceremony will take place in the ironic Speech Room, which gets its name from being the famous location of Sir Winston Churchill's 'Never Give Up' speech.
Tech and Dress Rehearsal – Performers Only
Polish your act and make your performance the best it can be before going on stage in front our international audience!
Harrow School Guided Tour
We will take the students on a journey of discovery, including the historical Speech Room which hosted kings, queens and prime ministers, and the historical heart of the School – the 4th Form Room – where Harrow School really began over 400 years ago. You will have unique opportunities to explore the Harrow School buildings and see where many famous movies have been filmed, including the Harry Potter series.
Download a map of the school here.
Lunch at Harrow School Dinning Hall
Have Lunch at the exclusive Harrow School dinning hall and enjoy a stunning view of entire London.
Creative Arts Masterclasses
Do you want to improve your skills in and learn from experts in music, dance or art? Then join one of our Masterclasses! With a such range of artistic skills to choose from you will not be disappointed at the amount of fun you will have!
Masterclasses typically include:
Rap Masterclass (MC & lyric writing)
It doesn’t matter if you’ve never even thought of learning how to freestyle rap or don’t know how to begin rapping - we will help you to unlock your rapping skills and rap like a pro! Become a wordsmith like never before and deliver rap in style with the help of our experienced rappers!
Improve your dramatic expression and acting skills by learning how to use your body and your voice to best effect.
Improve your posture, voice projection and confidence - learn tips from our singing teacher so you can sing to the best of your ability no matter what your style.
Modern Dance Masterclass
Learn contemporary dance moves and get advice on how to improve the flow of your movement, finally putting together a choreographed modern dance piece together with your classmates.
Calligraphy Masterclass (in English)
The ancient art of calligraphy has been practised for centuries in many cultures around the world. In this Masterclass you will learn the techniques to have beautiful handwriting in English.
Drawing & Painting Masterclass
Learn and practise skills and techniques which can improve your drawing and painting. Feel free to ask questions to our expert art teacher to explore your creativity and bring your ideas to life!
Hip Hop Dance Masterclass
Feel the rhythm, learn the steps and get into the music that will get your hips moving and your feet dancing to fantastic hiphop music at our Hip Hop Dance Masterclass!
Cultural Exchange Session
The purpose of the festival’s Cultural Exchange Sessions is to put young international artists in contact with each other through the exchange of handcrafted gifts that they first create and make. What better way to remember your new international friends and learn about cultures from around the world than to go home with a gift from a young artist from another country?
Sessions typically include:
T-Shirt Art & Exchange
Have you ever wanted to be a fashion designer? In this session you will create a work of art representing your culture on a t-shirt that you can wear (and wash!).
Canvas Drawing & Exchange
Fill your canvas with your hopes, dreams and aspirations. Share a story from your culture and bring it to live with paint, design and colour.
Using words, pictures and photographs and gluing these to paper you will create the perfect tour for a visitor to your area.
Make creative artwork to display on buttons pinned to your clothing. You can choose a word, image or design of your choice then use our special button maker to turn your stylish designs into fashion accessories to wear with pride.
The open to public live show finale will take place at the prestigious Ryan Theatre. Fully equipped to industry standards and seating up to 400 people, it is ideal for all forms of music, drama and dance. From music to dance to acting, each act will have the opportunity to share their talents with our wonderful audience from all around the world.
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Enjoy a range of festival food and chill with your new friends from around the world.
After Show Party
After the show has finished…. It’s time to party! Our After Party will have you smiling from ear to ear and dancing around the room so you can celebrate your achievements with all your new international friends. It’s going to be a whole lot of fun!