THE first Takeover Festival, organised by a group aged 14 to 21, has been reimagined with events taking place online instead over the Easter holidays.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the programme as planned at Salisbury Arts Centre and Salisbury Playhouse has had to be reimagined.

A selection of events for young people and families is available online over the next few weeks, all available to enjoy from the comfort of your home for free.

Louise Dancy, Wiltshire Creative’s Take Part Director, said: “The Young Ambassadors have been working on their Takeover Festival for months and nothing was going to stop them sharing their ideas. When the venues closed, the priority was to adapt the programme to entertain and engage families at home. They can’t wait for everyone to get involved”

Events include a Takeover Gallery, where young artists are invited to submit original artwork for display, the Wiltshire Creative Playlist, where local musicians and bands can share live recordings of their performances, a quiz and street dance challenges from Panthera Dance Company.

There are also opportunities for young people to submit and share reviews of their favourite TV shows, films or books, while Minecraft fans can try their hand at coding.

The Takeover Festival has been supported by Jack Stone, a Salisbury Area Board youth grant and the Walter Guinness Charitable Trust.

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