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It’s time to Make Something Brilliant with 4 months of fantastic interactive activities for young people across Tyneside this autumn.

Posted in Cinema News, Learning on Aug 03, 2018

Tyneside Cinema is delighted to be part of Make Something Brilliant, a programme of fantastic making activities for children and young people in some of the most exciting venues across Newcastle and Gateshead between September and December 2018.


Make Something Brilliant is part of City of Dreams, a ten-year project starting in September 2018 working to help everyone under 25 enjoy the fantastic things we have to see and do in our city, and to get the most out of being creative.

The Make Something Brilliant programme is organised into two strands – events and projects for under 13s and for over 11s, and as well as Tyneside Cinema’s award-winning Documentary Academy for people aged 15-19 features activities from venues including BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Centre for Life, Dance City, Discovery Museum, Laing Art Gallery, Live Theatre, Northern Stage, Sage Gateshead, Seven Stories, Shipley Art Gallery and Theatre Royal.

Activities for under 13s include weekly drop-in art sessions at BALTIC, a celebration of the rise of the robots at Centre for Life and circus themed Discovery Days at the Discovery Museum. For full listings of activities for under 13s visit https://cityofdreams.click/under13

Events and classes for over 11s include the CoMusica Young Women’s Music Group at Sage Gateshead, Saturday Art Classes for 11-15 year olds at Laing Art Gallery and Dance City’s ‘Make Some Moves’ dance classes for young people aged 11-16. To see full listings of activities for over 11s visit https://cityofdreams.click/over-11

You can find out more about City of Dreams at www.cityofdreams.org.uk, follow @cityofdreamsNG on Twitter or use the hashtag #MakeSomethingBrilliant.


Find out more about Tyneside Cinema's wide-ranging work with children and young people here.

Our 2018 Documentary Academy is now closed for applications, but our BFI Fiction Film Academy is open for young people aged 16-19 to apply. Find out more.