Young Arts Pass

Inspired by art? Enjoy film? Love dance?

The Arts Institute is delighted to launch our brand new Young Arts Pass. 

If you are aged 18 and under, you can enjoy FREE access to selected exhibition events, films, music, performances and talks. From cutting-edge performances to fascinating historical talks, we have got you covered this season. 

This season's YAP events

Performance: Call It a Day

Two couples; one liberal, one conservative. One progressive, one traditional. One faithless, one faithful. Call It a Day stems from a real meeting with a traditional Amish couple in the US on a freezing snowy day in January 2009. 

Greg Wohead is a writer, performer and live artist specialising in theatre performances, one-to-one pieces and audio works.

7:30pm. Wednesday 6 February. The House 

Film: Kes (1969)

This season we are exploring landscapes with leading Photographer, Jem Southam, and have arranged a variety of films, talks and workshops to accompany his Exhibition: Birds, Rocks, Rivers, Islands.

Billy Casper suffers abuse both at home and at school. Billy appears headed for a menial job with no future and with no motivation and nothing to look forward to, until the day he finds a wild kestrel. He raises, nurtures, and trains the falcon and its wildness and beauty gives him a joy and hope that his life could be different.

7pm. Monday 11 February. Jill Craigie Cinema

Performance: At the end we begin

Performed by Richard Chappell Dance, this dynamic and compelling work uses T.S. Eliot's classic series Four Quartets as a point of departure by representing each poem with four arresting and emotionally fuelled quartets of dance, named after each poem. 

At the end we begin questions how time's circular nature affects our understanding of ourselves and inhabits the sensitive and sometimes turbulent landscape of Eliot's poetry. 

7:30pm. Wednesday 13 February. The House 

Film: The Mercy (2017)

Showing as part of our Celluloid Psychology film series, The Mercy portrays the dramatic account of Donald Crowhurst’s disastrous attempt to single-handedly circumnavigate the globe without stopping and the struggles he confronted on the journey while his family awaited his return.

Judy, an applied psychologist, will discuss the risk-taking behaviour behind the tragic turn of events, along with personal recollections of contemporary responses in Teignmouth, where Crowhurst sailed from in 1968.

7pm. Monday 25 Feburary. Jill Craigie Cinema

Music: London Mozart Players

The London Mozart Players has developed an outstanding reputation for adventurous, ambitious programming, from Baroque works through to contemporary music. This exciting evening features three greatly contrasting works, accompanied by pianist and Music Director of The Arts Institute, Dr Robert Taub.

An informal pre-concert talk will take place at 19:00 led by Dr Taub with members of the London Mozart Players, to which everyone is invited, and a reception to meet the musicians will follow the performance.

7pm. Saturday 9 March. Minster Church of St Andrew 

Performance: Shut Down

Shut Down explores the spectrum of modern-day masculinity and investigates the pressures, contradictions and confusions of being a man.

Directed by Charlotte Vincent, ‘one of the most important feminist artists working in Britain today(The Observer), Vincent Dance Theatre’s first ever all male production is humorous and highly charged political and poetic dance theatre. Dance, spoken word, rap and real-life testimony collide to ask: what is it like to live as a man today? 

7:30pm. Wednesday 13 March. The House 

Film: Paperhouse (1989)

Showing as part of our Celluloid Psychology film series, this dark fantasy about a young girl’s dreams that become populated by her drawings will be introduced by Dr Alastair Smith from the School of Psychology. 

Alastair conducts research into the cognitive processes underlying drawing production. He will discuss how drawing abilities emerge in development and explore the relationship between meaning and appearance in children’s drawings.

7pm. Monday 25 March. Jill Craigie Cinema

Robe à l’Anglaise, French school, c.1785-87. By courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Talk: Revolutionary Style: Fashion in the Eighteenth Century

In this illustrated talk, fashion historian Amber Butchart looks at the politics of dress and display through some of the 18th Century's key figures - from Casanova to Catherine the Great, and from Lady Mary Wortley Montagu to Marie Antoinette - to dissect how wealth and power were read on the body through attire, and how the Revolutionary Era brought about huge transformations in the way both men and women dressed.

Fashion historian and author, Amber is Associate Lecturer at the London College of Fashion. She works across cultural heritage, broadcasting and academia.

7pm. Tuesday 2 April. Theatre 2