Freedom Road Creative Arts

Freedom Road Creative Arts scooped 1st place and a gold framed Award at the Humberside Police Rock Challenge Youth Division Event, presented by Vivergo Fuels held last night (Tuesday 4th June) at the Hull City Hall for a second year running with their performance ‘A lifetime to remember’. They also received three awards including Vivergo Fuels Award for Set Design, Vivergo Fuels Award for Concept Originality and the BE Your Best Foundation Award for Stage Crew.

Iain Thompson of Freedom Road Creative Arts said, “We are absolutely delighted and extremely proud of all the young people and what they have achieved with their success in winning the Youth Division of Rock Challenge for a second year running. Since last year’s Rock Challenge, Freedom Road Creative Arts has gone from strength to strength, a lot due to the publicity Rock Challenge gave us. We were able to raise our profile, make people in the city far more aware of what we do. And that has led to more referrals, and, consequently, the 50 young people in this year’s show being only half of our attendees in total!  We work in partnership with organisations such as Rock Challenge, Humberside Police and Vivergo Fuels to provide the young people who access the work of the charity with these kinds of opportunities and would like to thank all those who made this Youth Division possible”.

Bridges Hull were awarded second place and the Be Your Best Foundation Award for Costume Design and Award for Community Support for their stunning first time performance of ‘Flash Food’ a highly visual interpretation of the story of Noah’s Ark.

Ainthorpe Youth Centre were awarded third place for their performance ‘Fact or Fiction?’ as well as awards in the areas of Vivergo Fuels Award for Choreography, Humberside Police Community Safety Unit Award for Concept Interpretation and the Vivergo Fuels Award for Spirit of Rock Challenge®,

Anja Hazebroek, Communications Manager at Vivergo Fuels said: “What an amazing night for all the young people involved and for Hull. It was so inspiring to see the fabulous performances throughout the evening and it was clear to see the amount of hard work, commitment and energy involved in each and every one. This was absolute proof that young people are our future and with the right support, opportunities and by working together, fantastic things can be achieved. We were delighted to have supported this event and thank the Humberside Police team for their vision in making this happen for the young people of Hull.”

Other Awards presented on the evening went to…

Presented to Award name
Bransholme Community Arts Be Your Best Foundation Award for SoundtrackVivergo Fuels Award for Hair DesignHumberside Police Community Safety Unit Award for Make-up Design
Cornerhouse/td> Global Rock Challenge Award for Drama SkillsTega Events Award for Lighting DesignHumberside Police Community Safety Unit Award for Achievement in Drug Awareness
Youth Dynamix Vivergo Fuels Award for Performance SkillVivergo Fuels Award for StagingHumberside Police Community Safety Unit Award for Performers’ Choice

At the Rock Challenge Youth Division Event, we also wanted to demonstrate more of our fantastic youth talent and invited first time Rock Challenge participants, runners up from the Hull Junior event Frances Askew Primary School who showcased at the event too.