FUSE is London’s most ambitious one-day free arts festival designed with and for young people. Organised by the Royal Parks to enable you to share your creativity, explore new ways of expressing yourself, see what others are doing and share in the excitement.
Thirty-five of London’s most prestigious arts organisations from across the London boroughs of Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea will be offering performances, theatre workshops, dance classes, and art classes on a number of stages and marquees in Kensington Gardens. It is your opportunity to turn up, try something new and get inspired.
The day coincides with the two year countdown to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, when some events will take place in the Royal Parks. As part of these preparations we want to help inspire young people to get involved and share the fun. We all know that London is one of the most culturally exciting cities in the world and we want you to help us celebrate that richness.
We have worked with Audiences London and a group of young people from DreamArts in Westminster to ensure that the day is fun, relevant, and of interest. Audience London have a track record in evaluating young people focused events including the Festival of Youth Arts and the Duke of Edinburgh Award. Together they have worked with our design team and have created a Facebook and Twitter group for FUSE. You can also read the blogs they have written about their work on this site. The FUSE youth team will be around on the day interviewing people about what you want to see and do in the Parks in the future – so come along with your ideas.
The Royal Parks are pleased to announce that FUSE has been awarded the 2012 Inspire Mark which is granted to outstanding projects inspired by the London 2012 Games. The Royal Parks are an excellent place to hang out any day of the week – we are open 352 days a year – but the 25th July will be extra special so tell your friends and head to Kensington Gardens – see you there!