Merseyside Youth Theatre Forum has recently re-established itself in July 2011 with the aim of offering opportunities for youth theatres across Merseyside, to connect, to share resources and to ensure that young people have access to safe, high quality provision.  The network is about to embark on The Big Event at Pilgrim Arts Centre in Birkenhead, Wirral on the 6th, 7th, 8th July 2012. The fun packed weekend will provide creative opportunities for 115 young people from Collective Encounters, 20 Stories High, Young Everyman Playhouse, Empire, Unity, Brindley, Off the Ground, Citadel, Knowsley youth theatres, Wirral Youth Theatre and Dada. The young people all aged between 13-19 will showcase their existing work and learn new skills with professional practitioners in disciplines such as Improvisation, street dance, singing, stage combat/physical theatre, and musical theatre. This is a fantastic opportunity for young people to try something new and meet other young people from across Merseyside. If you would like more information about future plans or to join the network please contact Anna Jones on 0151 291 3887 or email