Creative Youth winners


Creative Youth announces new talent

These are the rising stars you need to know about

Creative Youth has announced the rising stars it will be supporting for 2020/21. The Kingston-based charity, which enables young people, aged 5 to 26, to realise their potential through the arts, has a Creative Talent Programme to identify young and emerging artists and organisations who have the potential to become exciting entrepreneurs in the arts sector, providing them with artistic, business and strategic support.

The 2020-2021 Creative Talent Programme artists are:

Hannah Raymond-Cox is a queer Hong-Kong born Jewish poet, actor, and theatre-maker. Highlights of her careers include a Southbank Centre poetry commission, Barbican Young Poets 2019/20, developing interactive immersive theatre games with Parabolic Theatre, and she stars in the Dungeons and Dragons liveplay show Adventurers Wanted: Undergods. Her 5-star solo spoken word theatre show POLARIS has toured the UK and enjoyed a full Edinburgh Fringe run at the Scottish Poetry Library. Her debut poetry book, Amuse Girl, was published last year by Burning Eye Books. Hannah’s work focuses on food, mental health, queerness, and memory.

One Last One is a new group of award-winning Hong Kong artists set up in response to the rapid changes in the territory. They use dance and theatre to tell captivating stories and humanise complex social issues. They are passionate about human rights and influencing positive social change as well as amplifying underrepresented voices. As a new collective they are excited to be finding their voice through collaboration. They are committed to being curious and experimenting with bold and innovative approaches to bring new ideas to life.

Boudicca Pepper is a Sussex-based activist, rapper and singer-songwriter who found her voice, following a childhood marked by crisis through the vibrant Hip Hop scene in her hometown Brighton. Known for her incendiary megaphone raps at demonstrations Boudicca released her debut EP The Princess & The P in 2018. Her powerful live performances (vocal and megaphone based) secured her international attention and shows with Kate Tempest, at the Edinburgh Fringe (with Poets & M.C.’s), Democracy Alive (The Netherlands), Youth Strike 4 Climate and Extinction Rebellion. Boudicca campaigns for equality, climate justice and to support women in the male-dominated music industry. Her debut album Pushing Up Daisies came out on Collective Mind Records earlier this year. Boudicca is currently in the studio with Jimmy Day (who produced Massive Attack) working on her next single Party Like The World is Ending.

The final three will receive £2,000 to develop a piece of creative work, support across a year of activity with inclusion in the International Youth Arts Festival, support from an industry mentor, free office and rehearsal space and professional development workshops.