Takeover Festival

Each year Junction works with a local primary school and gives them a two-week window to programme the work they’d like to see Junction promote.

This year, with Kingsway Primary School Year 6 pupils, two facilitators supported the pupils in selecting their theme and discussing what kind of performances would attract a wide variety of audiences. Classes explored a whole range of performances from theatre to dance, circus to comedy and selected their favourites to create a unique 11-day festival.

Developing the festival since November last year, over 60 Year 6 pupils at Kingsway School have taken over Goole’s theatre – Junction – and the nearby West Park for a season of work inspired by their chosen theme of Time Travel.

Including indoor and outdoor performances families are encouraged to come along and meet an astronaut from the future, hear stories from ancient Greece, take part in a tea dance celebrating the music of yesteryear and more.

Pupils took part in various workshops with Junction to learn about programming events, discover budgeting and marketing and even try out some production skills including creating a brochure for print and recording a podcast.

To listen to the podcast produced by the Young Producers, click play below:

To see this year’s Festival’s programme and to book your tickets visit this page. You can also download the brochure: Takeover Festival 2022 Brochure.

The Takeover Festival History
In 2019/20 we worked with Parkside Primary School.
In 2018/19 we worked with Riverside School
In 2017/18 we worked with Boothferry Primary School
In 2016/17 we worked with St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School
In 2015/16 we worked with Marshlands Primary School
In 2014/15 we worked with Parkside Primary School
In 2013/14 we worked with Riverside School
In 2012/13 we worked with Kingsway Primary School