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DreamArts uses the arts and therapy to enable young people to realise their true potential. Members explore who they are, build positive relationships and make positive life choices.

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Our projects empower you to explore and develop your creative interests and make truly positive life choices.

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DreamArts is one of London's leading youth arts companies."

British Theatre Guide

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Exceptional... one of the strongest projects that I have ever had the pleasure of seeing."

Sharon Matthews, Westminster City Council

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We observed the discipline that children achieve in performance and were very impressed."

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DreamArts has a profound impact on the lives of young people."
Dr Selina Busby

Read the major new study into the impact of DreamArts by The Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, launched at GLA City Hall.

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We use the arts to enable young people to realise their potential; from creating original musicals to producing award-winning websites and training to become Youth Arts Leaders. "DreamArts saw in me the things I didn't, and brought out the best in me".
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DreamArtsThursday, February 1st, 2018 at 9:00am
CHRISTIE'S STAFF ART SALE IS RAISING MONEY FOR DREAMARTS

Christie’s London is proud to present INSIDE ART: London, their annual Staff Art Show which celebrates the artists working behind-the-scenes at Christie’s London.

DreamArts is Christie's Charity of the Year and will be kindly donating 25% of sales to support our work.

The sale features artworks across a range of media which showcase the diverse talents of the artists that we are privileged to work with, including painting, works on paper and photography.

The online sales runs from 8-15 February and you can check out the wonderful work by following the link below.

https://onlineonly.christies.com/s/inside-art-london/lots/425
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DreamArts added 3 new photos.Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 at 5:16pm
EXPAND YOUR HORIZONS

DreamArts has kick started 2018 by developing the leadership skills of 18 young people from Westbourne Park Family Centre and DreamArts Experiment, who explored how to influence others and how to be someone others listen to.

'This experience has helped me build my confidence and opened my mind to the bigger things ahead of me in life'.

'It showed my how to empower others through me'

'I have more confidence than before. I have also built stronger relationships with my peers'.

Five of the leaders are already putting their skills into practice supporting 7-12 year olds on Sundays.

Meanwhile our three Advanced Youth Arts Leaders Jaleeah, Zak and Bacson are running their own creative projects and met up to offer each other advise and support.

'Talking things through has motivated and inspired me to make this happen' - Zak aged 18
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DreamArtsTuesday, December 12th, 2017 at 4:17pm
WANT TO LEARN HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN FILM?

The Screen Community Film Workshop is running a free programme for 15-25 year olds starting on Saturday 13th January 2018. Sessions run for 8 weeks, 10am-5pm, based at Paddington Academy. Details below, and for further information contact kate.herron@thescreen.biz
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DreamArts added 3 new photos.Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 at 2:20pm
DREAMARTS IS PROUD AND EXCITED TO HAVE BEEN CHOSEN AS CHRISTIE’S CHARITY OF THE YEAR!

Christie’s is a global art business who want to have a local impact on the lives of children and young people living in Westminster where their London auction house is based.

Our partnership came to life in the October Half Term when 9 families visited Christie’s as part of our Family Express project. Children and parents from The Cardinal Hume Centre tried out being an auctioneer and saw up close exhibits from Christie’s Middle Eastern, Modern and Contemporary Art Sale. They loved coming to Christie’s and it helped them explore the theme of ‘value and stories’ with families going on to share objects of importance and value from their home, creating art work together, sharing stories and reflecting on how we add value to each other through the things we love.

As well as being part of our work it’s fantastic that Christie’s staff are supporting DreamArts through fundraising events such as their Halloween Quiz Night which raised £1,900. We look forward to an exciting year!

“I learnt how they do the auctioning and how the things sold have a good story and history” (A, age 11)

“I learnt how to give value to things” (Z, age 21)

“I need to show my history, it’s important and people here kept parts of my history safe”. (KH, Cardinal Hulme Centre volunteer)
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DreamArtsTuesday, November 21st, 2017 at 3:37pm
DreamArts Star Damilola 'DK' Fashola is presenting a series of conceptual exhibitions blending theatre, fashion, art and movement.

BERRS blends the bodypainting and unique fabric contouring of the vivacious OVIE with the artistic, creative and movement direction of the award winning artist DKFASH.

BERRS will be at 7pm, Saturday 25th November at Platform, Islington ( N7 7EE). Tickets are available online for £8 at

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/berrs-tickets-38739521953

Damilola set up her first creative company as part of DreamArts' Advanced Leadership Training. We're incredibly proud that she went on to become a Royal Court Young Writers Alumnus and her multidisciplinary work has been staged across London, including VAULT Festival ‘17 and RADA Festival ‘15, With credits including Muscovado U.K. national tour, and choreography for Tiwa Savage (Olurun Mi) and One Africa Fest ‘17 (Flavour N’abania).
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DreamArts added 2 new photos.Thursday, November 16th, 2017 at 4:37pm
DreamArts Experiment is back at the weekends in Pimlico on Saturday and Church Street on Sunday. But it's not too late to join - if you're aged 7-19 or know someone who is then get in touch via FB or email david@dreamarts.org.uk and you can be part of devising your own original musical.

“I achieved how to be open to other people” – Experiment member aged 13

“I'm able to explore my own ideas and take a lead” – Experiment member aged 15

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  • The Cockpit
  • City of Westminster
  • Pimlico Academy
  • City of Westminster College

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