Summer programme of free and low cost events to help young people engage with the arts and kickstart a creative career

Young people in the borough have a chance to explore the arts, and take their first step towards a career in the creative sector, by signing up for events included in this summer’s Discover Young Hackney annual youth arts and culture programme.

The line-up of activities, led by industry professionals, offers young people from 13 to 19, and up to 25 with SEND valuable experience in a wide range of creative art forms such as music, dance, theatre, film, photography and fashion. This year's programme, which takes place throughout August, offers a variety of exciting activities and workshops, including:

Hackney has steadily built a reputation as the creative heart of London and developed a strong legacy for nurturing new talent. 

Offering experiences across a range of creative industries, including performance, visual arts, design and media, the Discover Young Hackney programme opens the door for young residents to explore the arts and provides great opportunities for the next generation to discover new interests or develop new skills.

Cllr Chris Kennedy, Cabinet member for health, adult social care, voluntary sector and culture

Notes to editors

Sign up for the Discover Young Hackney event programme opens today (Friday 1 July) and includes activities from 11 different local organisations running throughout August. 

Find a full list of what’s happening and details of how to take part on the Discover Young Hackney 2022 webpage. Follow Discover Young Hackney on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.