ADP Live - WEEK 2

10–13 Aug
ADP Live - WEEK 2 10–13 Aug

Hackney Empire’s Artist Development Programme (ADP) returns with a two-week summer series exploring music, drama, dance and behind-the-scenes, delivered like never before, from 3rd August

Despite COVID-19, ADP is resolute in its mission to empower young artists to develop their craft and create – safely. This year’s programme will take place online, but will, as ever, focus on super-charging the personal and professional development of participants with the opportunity for all to platform their voices and talents.

Workshops, Q&As and talks with leading industry insiders will help inspire young artists to create their own work with the tools they have – plus there will be advice and tips on how to build and engage your audience.

First started in 2000, ADP develops the next generation of young artists. Every year, these two weeks of intensive support and guidance have helped hundreds of young performers get into the arts industry, with many of them returning as mentors to help the next generation finesse their talents. Typically, every year sees 50 young performers compose, write, choreograph and perform an exhilarating piece of original musical theatre on Hackney Empire’s main stage.

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Monday 10th August – HE Creative Futures

  • Make-up Masterclass
    You can do make-up, but can you serve next level artistic looks and make a name for yourself? Content creator and make-up influencer Wendy Asumadu – aka Wendy’s World – hosts a very special make-up masterclass to help you get busy and booked.
  • Casting Masterclass
    Levile TV is one of the fastest growing platforms focusing on discovering, documenting and showcasing rising talent from TV and film. CEO and founder Ola Christian will be delivering a casting masterclass with tips and insight to help you make your next move.

Tuesday 11th August – WE ARE STRIPES

  • Confidence and Styling
    Is fashion your thing? We will host a Q&A exploring how to build a fashion brand online and how to develop the confidence to showcase what you’re doing.
  • Putting yourself out there as an artist online with Haydn
    Are you stuck at how to present yourself as an artist online? It can be a bit overwhelming, right? We Are Stripes will host a workshop for young artists exploring what you need to do to make the best first impression which will help you build your fanbase on the ‘gram and beyond.

Wednesday 12th August – Warrior x Track Mafia

  • Warm up with Cory, 2pm-2.40
    If you’re an artist, you need to be at the top of your game mentally and physically. Track Mafia will lead a group workout/run to help develop healthy habits and fire up your creativity.
  • Workshop with Uniqu3, 3.30-4.40pm
    Keen to finesse your song-writing skills and explore the tools that are out there? Warrior have created a workshop with Uniiq3 to help to help the process, and your tunes, flow a little bit better.
  • Pre-recorded Seminar, 5-6pm
    How to Turn Your Passion Into Your Profession
    Do you have a side-hustle you want to build into your life’s work? Our panel of industry experts including Uniiq3, Kleo Kizziah and Jammz will speak on their experiences about how they went from doing something as a hobby to working at it in a full-time profession.
  • Listening Party, 6pm to 7pm

Thursday 13th August – Safehouse LDN

  • How you feeling?
  • Sound Engineering
    You’ve got the basics down, but your final edit doesn’t have that polished feel? Safehouse LDN will host a live engineering workshop with a special guest showing you how they make it all work.
  • Thursday 13th August from 5pm
    Open mic tbc


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