The Blog for Penryn (UK) -based Kernow Youth Society for the Performing Arts. Our society is open to young people aged 9 upwards from the Falmouth and Penryn area. Our aim is to allow members to explore their interest in the performing arts through drama and film activities. KYSPA has a strong citizenship theme with activities aiming to promote self confidence, teamwork and communication skills.

Tuesday, 27 March 2007

Welcome to our Blog

Hello to our members and anyone else who stumbles upon our new blog! KYSPA is a performing arts group for young people based in Penryn, Cornwall (UK). Having just successfully completed our first public performance (details to follow later this week) we thought it was about time we launched a blog to share our thoughts and experiences.

KYSPA is about young people exploring their interest in the performing arts. Our definition of performing arts is: Creative expression using movement or sound - so we don't rule anything out in terms of what we might attempt! Generally, though, our focus is on drama and digital film making. It's not that we "don't do dance" it's more that "I can't dance" so until our members decide to choreograph something themselves (and teach me) it's not going to be a major feaure!

The KYSPA motto is "Performing as one". This reflects the idea that any successful performance or project needs good cooperation and team work. Another interpretation of our motto is the idea that young people from two local communities (Penryn & Falmouth) are united by a common interest in the performing arts.

We'll be developing the blog further over the next few days and weeks with details of our residential visit in November 2006 to the Fresh 6 Film Festival and, of course, The Trial of Miss Gunn and Mr Factory.

If you live in Penryn/Falmouth and are aged between 9 & 18 you can join KYSPA. Contact us at for more information. You can see details of what we do at just follow the learning/schools & colleges link to the KYSPA section.

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