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Arts Initiatives at Cambridge Junction

Summary: Cambridge Junction offers a selection of arts activities, support in removing barriers for young people, free programmes and more.

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At Cambridge Junction we offer a variety of arts activities with a focus on ensuring all our groups are accessible, inclusive and integrated. We offer free programmes with accompanying travel bursaries and subsidised places on programmes. We also offer free tickets to young people and groups with particular barriers in their lives, who otherwise wouldn’t be able to attend shows at Cambridge Junction.

Our programmes are inclusive spaces, open to all young people, with no audition process, and sessional support by skilled support workers. Our programmes range from weekly long-term programmes, to summer week-long intensives, to 1-day workshops.

Here is further information on our programmes:


Contemporary Youth Choir

Contemporary Youth Choir (CYC) a brand new, fully accessible and inclusive programme for those aged 11 – 25.

CYC offers a safe space to express yourself, connect with others and be heard. There is no audition process and no need for any previous vocal experience.

CYC will be led by Yvonne Hercules, but the content will be relevant to the interest and experiences of the group. As a collective the choir will make decisions on content, creative direction and public performances.

More information and how to apply can be found here – https://www.junction.co.uk/creative-learning/get-involved/contemporary-youth-choir-cyc/

Junction Young Company

Junction Young Company (JYC) is an inclusive programme for young people aged 14 – 21, who are interested in and excited by live performance.

JYC participants are supported by professional artists and theatre companies, developing a range of theatrical skills, and annually the ensemble creates an original, devised performance which is showcased at Cambridge Junction.

There is currently a waiting list for JYC. More information can be found here – https://www.junction.co.uk/creative-learning/get-involved/junction-young-company-jyc/.


Total Arts

Total Arts is Cambridge Junction’s fortnightly participation group for disabled young people aged 13-25. It offers opportunities to participate in exciting arts activities with professional artists. Through participating you can also gain an Arts Award; a unique and nationally recognised qualification to develop creativity and confidence.

There is currently a waiting list for Total Arts. More information can be found here – https://www.junction.co.uk/creative-learning/get-involved/total-arts/.


Big Bang Theory

Big Bang Theory is an intensive course focusing on the technical aspects of live sound for performance.

Throughout the week-long project you will be taught by industry professionals who will show you how to operate sound in a professional venue, culminating in sound engineering The Fiver in J1 on the final day. The Fiver is a longstanding Cambridge Junction event offering emerging bands the opportunity to play on the J1 stage.

More information can be found here – https://www.junction.co.uk/creative-learning/get-involved/big-bang-theory-2/.


Industry Evenings

The evening will provide an insight into the wide range of job opportunities within the arts both on and off stage.

During the event you will get a tour of the venue, an opportunity to meet our staff and ask them your questions and you will take part in a workshop of your choice. You can choose between lighting design, sound engineering or theatre making.

More information can be found here – https://www.junction.co.uk/creative-learning/schools-groups-youth-organisations/creative-choices-industry-insights/.



Next Steps

Interested? Get in touch:

To view our other creative learning programme, please visit:


You can also liaise with the care leavers team at Cambridgeshire County Council or contact Cambridge Junction on:

creative.learning@junction.co.uk or call 01223 511511 and ask to speak to Beth or Katie in the creative learning team.

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