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Greatest Show On Earth

Greatest Show On Earth

This November Streetz Ahead performed at The Arts Depot, Finchley with 300 local children, they danced their way through an adaptation of ‘The Greatest Showman’. A powerful and passionate message about never giving up on your dreams. Adapted and directed by Elizabeth Lahav.

Streetz Ahead presents ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’……

Cast A consisted of the following groups: Performing Arts Club:

St Andrews Breakers, Osidge Major, St Andrews Commercial, Coleridge, St Andrews School, Osidge Mini, Oakwood, Millfield Mini & Millfield Xtra.

Cast B consisted of the following groups: Performing Arts Club:

St Andrews Breakers, Oakhill, St Paul’s, St Ignatius, George Spicer, St Andrews Major, Campsbourne, Millfield Major & Millfield Xtra.

Greatest Show on Earth Testimonials:

‘I just wanted to give you and your team a Big Thank You, for the support you have given. On the night of the show i was absolutely amazed and overwhelmed by my child’s performance and all the other children. But seeing her appear so confident and happy on the stage make me know she is in the right hands and company. I Thank You so much and I’m looking forward to the next show x’

‘We all really loved the show – after all of these years watching Streetzahead, this was indeed the greatest show yet!  It was by far the best performance by my daughter who loves these songs – which brought tears to my eyes!  Thanks so much to Liz especially who continues to be such a energetic, positive influence – completely passionate about what she does without a trace show biz ego!’

‘The kids you work with are so lucky to be part of Streetz Ahead with both you and Liz organising it all! Well done to you and the rest of the team involved too. It was a fab show! Xxx’

‘What I liked the most was to see the older children who were quite clearly talented, some of those kids performances were spectacular. I see them as huge role models for my daughter to aspire too. The young Afro/Caribbean girl was simply sensational as were the 3 main boys’. However it’s unfair to single those 4 out as they were all great.’

‘Wow what a show! One of the best Streetz Ahead have done! The little boy at the start was brilliant!

‘I had tears in my eyes at certain points esp the bearded lady song who was fab too!’

‘I LOVED that show. The first 5 mins was the best opening of a SA show that I have ever seen. Lovely to hear beautiful pure children’s voices singing. Amazing energy from everyone. Finale was full of love. Overall an amazing success’

‘WOW!! Love love LOVED the show. I saw every child have an amazing time. Every child seemed to shine. Beautiful. We left on such a high…. a sign of a great show. Xx’

‘It was incredible! What an amazing experience for the children too. They loved every minute of it. 12 hours and two shows later, they wanted to perform another one! Liz and Olivia, thank you, so very much, for realising your brilliant vision and truly caring for all the children participating xx’

‘Well done for an outstanding show. Wow! So so impressed with the way it was adapted & you have some really talented kids in your company. Wow.’

‘What an amazing performance last night! I can honestly say it was the best one yet! Well done to all the talented children, teachers and helpers, so fantastic to see them all grow and develop each term. Many thanks 👍x’

‘Hello. Thank you once again for an fab show!! Each time we are more excited and amazed at the progress of the kids! You guys are doing a great job! Keep it up! My child’s confidence has just shot up! ‘

‘What a show indeed! I just want to say thank you for putting together the production last night. My family totally enjoyed it. My daughter  was performing. She is very shy and I can now see she is coming out of her shell thanks to the confidence boast that this exposure has given her. I look forward to attend more productions from Streets Ahead’

Click here for more Greatest Show on Earth Testimonials.

Well done to all the students involved in our Autumn term and to all our amazing teachers, teaching assistants and all the amazing show day helpers.

Street Feet

Street Feet

On Sunday 18th March 2018, Streetz Ahead performed two shows of Street Feet at 2pm & 7pm at The Millfield Theatre. 300 local children danced their way through a physically energetic, fast paced dance and comedy show that kept the audience on the edge of their seats.

Streetz Ahead presents Street Feet………

Cast A consisted of the following groups: Performing Arts Club, Oakwood, George Spicer, St Andrews Mini, St Ignatius, Oakhill, Coleridge, Millfield Major, St Andrews School & Child’s Hill.

Cast B consisted of the following groups: Performing Arts Club, St Andrews Commercial, St Andrews Breakers, Osidge Mini, Millfield Xtra, Trinity, Campsbourne, Osidge Major & St Pauls.

Street Feet Testimonials:

Dear Streetz Ahead Olivia and Elizabeth once again thoroughly enjoyed the Street Feet show – both my children aged 8 and 9 loved taking part.  My youngest daughter was really nervous before the show but afterwards wanted to do it all over again.  Streetz Ahead helps to build my children’s confidence and also helps them bond together by practicing the routines at home. As parents we feel soooooo proud watching them take part in the shows (cheering too loud at times😄)

Firstly just to say the performance on Sunday was brilliant and Lily really enjoyed it.  Lily has struggled with her confidence when performing in front of an audience and we did have a few wobbles and tears when I dropped her off on Sunday.  But that was quickly overcome when she joined her group and to see her on stage enjoying herself was amazing – so thank you!

Wonderful community spirit. Every child smiles, looks happy, proud and confident. Many of the participants would never get to experience those feelings or have the opportunities provided without Streetz Ahead. A fantastic show, smiling from beginning to end. Every child should get to join in the magic of Streetz Ahead. Thank you and keep going!! xxx

Click here for more Street Feet Testimonials

A fantastic show with a phenomenal cast! Well done to all the performers and backstage team plus all of the spring term teachers.

Trinity School Fair 2017

Trinity School Fair 2017

On Friday 14th July Streetz Ahead opened the Trinity School Summer Fair with their ‘Generation Blink’ routine.

Trinity were funded by the Woodside Ward to participate in the Streetz Ahead Summer Term course which consisted of 8 weeks of learning a routine, performing in the ‘Generation Blink’ show on Sunday 2nd July at The Bernie Grant Arts Centre.

Matilda Theatre Trip

Matilda Theatre Trip

On Tuesday 11th July Streetz Ahead went on a West End Theatre Trip to see their very own Sebastian Harry perform the role of Tommy.

There were 32 members of Streetz Ahead including parents and they all wore turquoise bandanas to be united on the tube ride.

 

‘Matilda is full of hilarious moments & highly energetic with an incredibly talented cast. It takes you on a roller coaster of emotions. We highly recommend that you go and see it and ask us when you are going, so that we can let you know if Seby will be in it!’

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Generation Blink

Generation Blink

This July, Streetz Ahead performed an original production of ‘Generation Blink’ written and directed by Elizabeth Lahav, which is a story of four generations struggling to live together in harmony. The ‘Gods’ are forced to visit earth and find a way to save humanity. Will the ‘Gods’ find a way to unite them and make them realize what is important in life?

 
Parent Testimonials:

“Amazing opportunity for children to explore themselves”

“Very good value for money charity where children are fun to watch and learning the skills of friendship and caring”

“Absolutely amazing very impressive by the quality of performance from the young people”

“Great opportunity for kids to grow in confidence and have fun”

“Brilliant confidence building it drives my child’s energy in the right direction”

“This a fantastic school which has developed my children and given them plenty of confidence”

“I think its great for kids absolutely love getting on stage and its boosts their confidence 100%”

“A brilliant all-inclusive confidence inspiring club that helps children to appreciate and embrace a love of dance and performing”

 

 

 Student Testimonials:

“I have really improved my dancing and now I feel more confident and not shy to perform in front of a big audience.”

“It was exciting and I made more friends.”

“I got more confident with my dancing.”

“I learned new steps.”

“It made me feel brave and cool.”

“I learned new things and being confident.”

“I really had fun dancing and I really want to do it again to become more confident.”

Matildz

Matildz

In March 2017 Streetz Ahead performed ‘Matildz’ like you have never seen it before! A hip-hop adaptation of dance and rhyme with 200 talented young people – a fantastic show full of energy and hugely talented children.

Parent Testimonials

Thank you Olivia, Elizabeth, Harry, Kate and everyone at Streetz ahead for your hard work and efforts in putting on such an amazing show. From Olivia’s meticulous emails and reminders to Elizabeth’s creativity and imagination, everything was clearly well planned and enjoyed by parents, families and the children who took part. Thank you once again and can’t wait for the next show 🙂

Omg what a fantastic show tonight! So proud of all the children, we were completely blown away with the whole production and organisation! A huge thanks to Elizabeth Lahav & Olivia Lahav Wakeford and the entire Streetz Ahead crew for all their hard work! We have two exhausted kids here who I know will never forget their first ever stage performance! Who knows what lies ahead for them now they’ve got Streetz Ahead in their lives!

Congrats to you on a brilliant show! It was a fabulous performance – the children were all amazing – they had so much energy and talent, and looked like they were having a ball! It was so well organised too. Kenza thoroughly enjoyed the experience of being part of the show. Thank you!
When I saw my daughter in school I never expected such an amazing performance. Thank you so all organisers for their efforts and patient. I loved it!! 5 stars
Congrats on tonight’s fab show! The confidence you give the kids & the energy they bring to their performances is fantastic!
People couldn’t have been nicer. All the other parents and helpers made us feel very welcome and the children had a really great day.
Student Testimonials 

I really enjoyed being with my friends and I really enjoyed this term/I really liked it because it was fun/I like it when we do the shows and I want to do it every month/I loved everything/I feel proud/I love Streetz Ahead because it is active/Streetz Ahead is the best because you get to make new friends/I loved it and can’t wait till next term/It was the best term/It’s so much fun and I enjoy it a lot/I loved it /It was brilliant/Absolutely brilliant/Brilliant show thank you very much/Fantastic show as always.

Read lots more testimonials here!

Streetz Ahead Supporter Big Yellow

I am pleased to say I attended Saturdays show, with my plus one and we both agreed it was amazing. All your extremely good work and hard efforts, paid off. Well done. It’s such a wonderful thing for the kids to do gets them out the house off their games consoles and gets them socialising from such young ages. Again thank you for the invitations and I hope to attend future performances. Keep Up The Good Work Guys!!

Please see more photos by Carly Michael below: 

Matildz Photos

We like to support young people in their careers, so we had a film & media student called Day Gibson who put together a behind the scenes glimpse into a Streetz Ahead production.

                                 

Click here for a fantastic review by Exposure Magazine

Every production we produce a programme that includes all show information, including the cast and group names, check it out here:

Haringey Expo & Community Impact Award

Haringey Expo & Community Impact Award

Streetz Ahead attended the Haringey Expo organised by the Bridge Renewal Trust and Haringey Council on Friday 25th November at the Tottenham Town Hall. A fantastic event full of thriving Haringey organisations, a chance to network and share ideas.

We did a dance demo which was great fun and a great way to warm up.

Then at the end of the day Streetz Ahead received a ‘Highly Commended’ award for ‘Improving the lives of children and young people in Haringey’

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Haringey Voluntary and Community Expo gets off to a flying start

Haringey Youth Festival 2016

Haringey Youth Festival 2016

Streetz Ahead are on the Haringey Youth Festival board with Jacksons Lane, Mountview Theatre School and Haringey Shed. We have spent the year planning this years HYF, which was held at Northumberland Park School on Saturday 29th October.

The day consisted of workshops led by Project 7, National Youth Theatre & Wicked.

 

All the youth organisations that were in attendance then watched each others act during the tech and practiced the finale.

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Then at 4pm the audience arrived and David Lammy who is the festivals patron, gave an opening speech.

The show was fantastic with a huge range of acts, here is Streetz Ahead’s medley from our show in Spring 2017 ‘Matildz’:

 Please read exposure magazine full review of the festival:

http://exposure.org.uk/2016/11/haringey-youth-arts-festival/

Enfield Town Show

Enfield Town Show

Streetz Ahead set up their pop up stall at the Enfield Town & Country Show on Sunday 25th September.
A chance to mingle with the amazing services, arts and crafts and activities available in Enfield.
Streetz Ahead did two workshops with students from their St Andrews group and also had karaoke available to try out.

 

Boom Box

Boom Box

In July 2016 Streetz Ahead performed ‘Boom Box’ at the Arts Depot – The show synopsis was

‘Come back in time with Streetz Ahead and 300 talented young dancers who will entertain you with their energetic dance routines and the very best music of the past century. The Performing Arts Club will rap and sing to you as they link the decades with this brand new musical written and directed by Elizabeth Lahav.’

Streetz Ahead produce three shows a year.

Please check out the photos by Leda Omran which are available to purchase:

https://oliviawakeford.shootproof.com/gallery/boombox/home

 

Love No Evil Remixed

Love No Evil Remixed

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This March Streetz Ahead performed ‘Love No Evil’ – A story about Geek boy who falls in love with the wrong person. He takes a journey overcoming many groups who try to stop him in his tracks. Will Fish Man persuade Boss Man to catch him? Will Fish Daughter abide by her fathers wishes, will the Jazzers blind him with their jazz hands? Will the Firestarters light up the sky? Will the Ravers stay awake all night? Will Cool Dude save his best mate?

Saturday 12th March @6pm Photos by Leda Omran

Sunday 13th March @2pm Photos by Leda Omran

Sunday 13th March @6pm Photos by Leda Omran

Performing Arts Club Photos by Brittany Rutt


Love No Evil by Brittany Rutt on Exposure

Streetz Ahead Photoshoot

Streetz Ahead Photoshoot

Streetz Ahead were asked to be involved in the launch of the new Victim Support website.

We were so proud of the children who volunteered as they were exceptionally polite, professional and really got stuck in with the shoot.

Here are the  results:

Photos taken by Catriona Gray:

Worlds Ahead – Week 5 Rehearsal Videos

Worlds Ahead – Week 5 Rehearsal Videos

WEEKLY REHEARSAL VIDEOS FOR OUR NEXT SHOW – ‘WORLDS AHEAD’

Oakwood (Mondays 3.20-4.20pm) Oakwood Primary School, St Albans

Teacher: Liz

Ferry Lane  (Tuesdays 3.30-4.30pm) Ferry Lane Primary School

Teacher: April

Osidge Mini (Tuesdays 3.30-4.30pm) Osidge School, Southgate

Teacher: Liz

Osidge Major (Tuesdays 4.30-5.30pm) Osidge School, Southgate

Teacher: Liz

Osidge Max (Tuesdays 4.30-5.30pm) Osidge School, Southgate

Teacher: Jakub

Osidge Xtra (Tuesdays 3.30-4.30pm) Osidge School, Southgate

Teacher: Jakub

Bronze Class (Tuesdays 6-7pm) Haringey 6th Form Centre

Teacher: Zak & Liz

Silver Class (Tuesdays 6-7pm) Haringey 6th Form Centre

Teacher: Jamie

Gold Class (Tuesdays 7-9pm) Haringey 6th Form Centre

Teacher: Zak

Oakhill Mini (Wednesdays 3.30-4.30pm) Oakhill Primary School

Teacher: Gracie

Oakhill Major (Wednesdays 3.30-4.30pm) Oakhill Primary School

Teacher: April

Harris (Thursdays 3.30-4.30pm) Harris Primary School

Teacher: April

Campsbourne (Thursdays 3.45-4.45pm) Campsbourne Primary School

Teacher: April

St Andrews Mini  (Fridays 4.15-5.15pm) St Andrews Parish Centre

Teacher: Liz

St Andrews Major  (Fridays 4.15-5.15pm) St Andrews Parish Centre

Teacher: Shadee

St Andrews Max  (Fridays 4.15-5.15pm) St Andrews Parish Centre

Teacher: Zak

Coleridge (Fridays 3.30-4.30pm) Coleridge Primary School

Teacher: April