Mike Skinner and Chris Lorenzo will top the bill at The Tuesday Club Summer Carnival, it can be announced today.

The last time Lorenzo packed out Foundry

The Carnival will take place on Tuesday 6 June, running from 4pm in Bar One right up until 4am in Foundry.

The legendary Skinner, best known for his work in The Streets, last headlined TTC in December 2015, while Chris Lorenzo has fast cemented himself as one of the most in demand names in the UK dance scene.

The line-up reflects a wide range of genres. Bassline, garage, grime and drum and bass will all be represented through sets from Holy Goof, Wookie, Swindle and Mollie Collins & IC3.

After his huge set at Detonate Sheffield in February, Holy Goof – playing TTC for the first time – said “I’ve heard great things about Tuesday Club, so I’m really looking forward to making my debut!”

Resident DJ Andy H will be on warm up duties as always, while Channel One Sound System return to Sheffield for a daytime mix in the Bar One gardens.

Also announced today were Displace and Coxie going back to back, as well as sets from Simmerdown DJs and Chief Pukka Sound System. More acts are still to be confirmed.

Early bird and first release tickets sold out rapidly before a single act was announced, with second release tickets currently flying out.

Last year’s summer party was a huge night which saw Preditah, Cause & Affect and Elf Kid deliver huge sets which more than compensated for a certain MC not turning up.

This year’s Carnival is looking like another roadblock event – don’t miss out on Sheffield’s biggest dance line up in some time.


The 19th edition of Freestyle Session World Finals took place last November. With B-Boys and B-Girls travelling from all over the world to be in Los Angeles for the event.

Once again, just like at Silverback Open, there were many highlights of the event. Plus the competition level was insanely high! El Nino won the 1vs1 battle and FoundNation took first place in the 3vs3 battle. With Yasmin winning the B-Girl battle and Master Mace + Weapon X winning the kids battle. It really was a spectacular event!

This year now marks the 20th anniversary of Freestyle Session. With announcements already being made about the format of the battle. Re-introducing the crew battle to replace the 3vs3 – with the emphasis of only “real” crews being allowed to sign up. Will be interesting to see how the next edition unfolds!


The third instalment of Silverback Open Champs happened last October – and it was the biggest one yet! With a total of $100,000 given away as cash prizes throughout the B-Girl battle, 1vs1 and 3vs3 battles.

So many incredible moments happened. Including Remind (Style Elements) making it to the quarter finals of the 1v1s at 39 years old.

In the end, Narumi won the B-Girl battle, Thesis won the 1vs1 battle, and Pocket, Sunni + Kuzya won the 3vs3.

The competition is so tight and the level keeps growing each year. Almost every battle could be a final battle. The next edition will happen on Oct. 7th and 8th and we’re looking forward to being there!


Elevate Young Minds is pleased to announce EYM LX, a pop up festival for around 40 young artists in a cultural exchange based in Lisbon, Portugal. The one day festival will feature multidisciplinary art of all forms and is created around exploring connections and opening up cultural access to all.
This event was inspired by the passion of young collaborative artists and supporting artists on their ascent into the professional industry. At Elevate Young Minds, we believe it is important to foster and nurture artistic talent in all forms, and this exchange in Lisbon will provide opportunity to share work and to engage with others. Elevate Young Minds LX is made up of students from Leeds Beckett University (UK), artists from across the globe and volunteers and artists from Lisbon, Portugal.

Taking place on the 3rd September 2016 at EKA Palace, this festival will begin at 6pm and continue into the early hours of the morning. At EKA the artists will converge their diverse artistic mediums and approaches to create a fascinating one-day festival, combining theatre performances, street shows, concerts and an exhibition to reflect youth voice at an international extension.
Line up and ticket information is below:

Tickets: 3 Euro— Sale opens at 18:00

Exhibiting Artists: Beatriz Bagulho, Inês Brito, Alice Albergaria Borges, Madalena Wallenstein, Pedro Saúde, Sebastião Ribeiro Soares, Luana Sal, André Correia, Diogo Gama, Lisa Fernandes, Bárbara Faden, Carolina Caramujo

Film Artists: Clara Jost e Tiago Santos, Rita António, Cru Na and Ana Anix Antadze

Slam Poetry: Cru Na, Marco Galrito, Vitor Malvas, Ana Homem de Melo

Performance Line up (Contemporary Theatre, Dance and Concert)
18:30- (Outside) Stitch Theatre – Rise to Vertex. James Rowling, Martyna Kozanecka
19:30-( Inside) -This Land? Beth Ellis, Matthew Hill, Edenamiuki Aiguobasinmwin
20:00- (Outside) – Camisa
20:30 – (Inside) –Two, Daniel Phung and Kayleigh Price
21:00- (Outside) – Ossos D’Ouvido
21:30- interval – 30 min.
22:00 – (Concert room) – Império Pacífico
23:00 – (Concert room) – Morning Coffee
00h00 – (Concert room) – Maxi Zee
01h00 – (Schwarzwelt) – Vince Royce

 

We are also looking for volunteers from Portugal who are able to assist with the running of the festival, volunteers will need to be available on the 3rd September 2016 and passionate about supporting an arts based festival.

If interested please contact: admin@youngmindmatters.com 

 


Elevate Young Minds is pleased to announce that we will be recreating Young Minds Matter LAB, a scratch platform curated for artists of all medias to come together and share their work.
The LAB event which will take place on the 1st October, is the extension of the international tour Elevate Young Minds has already created platforms for in Tanzania and in Lisbon this September. The event itself will focus upon the stigma surrounding mental health, particularly in younger people.  At Young Minds Matter LAB we will discuss mental health, through performances and expert perspective on the issue. Young Minds Matter LAB will offer local and international students from different artistic disciplines, the opportunity to present their work to reflect youth voice at an international extension.

THIS EVENT WILL CONSIST OF WORKSHOPS, TALK SHOWS AND AN EXHIBITION OF DANCE, MUSIC, ART AND PERFORMANCE.

Elevate Young Minds is announcing a call out for musicians who would be able to perform at Young Minds Matter LAB on the 1st October 2016 at Headingley Campus, Leeds Beckett University.
The musicians may be from any discipline or genre, just with the passion for sharing art and performing. If interested or have any further questions/queries,  please contact:  admin@youngmindmatters.com

Performance captured from Young Minds Matter LAB 2015                                                                            Performance captured from Young Minds Matter LAB 2015

As an organisation, Elevate Young Minds aims to prompt better understanding and helps to reduce the stigma of mental health for young people through art and movement. Giving young artists the platform to grow within the arts community through connecting them with professionals in the industry and the general public, will provide stepping stones needed to be immersed in the exciting world of arts.  We curate and organise collaborative events throughout the year, this year we have five events in line locally and international, aiming to support and connect over 300 young artists, online and at our events.

Headingley Campus, Church Wood Avenue, LS6 3HF Leeds


In April we took our first ever trip to Milan, Italy for Like a Bomb. A 2vs2 battle comprising of invites from all over Italy – to qualify for Circle Industry 2017 in Salzburg, Austria.

Alongside the 2vs2 there’s also a kids battle and a Bombwall battle. The Bombwall battle, inspired by Crumbs (Style Elements), involves using a wall in your throwdowns.

This was our first time seeing many Italian dancers. From what we saw the level was high! A lot of great dancers that are generally unknown to the worldwide Breaking community.

Having said that there were a lot of hype battles that went down. Congrats to Ormus Klan (Yaio and Danilo) for winning the 2vs2 event, Fresh (Russia) for the kids battle and Frosties (Head2Toe) for winning the Bombwall battle.

Here’s some footage of the battles along with the recap:

The day after we explored Milan! Filming in different areas with Kacyo (De Klan). Seeing him break on concrete and uneven surfaces was incredible.

We enjoyed our time in Italy and wish to come back soon!


Shortly after Circle Industry we went to Marseille, France for Marseille Battle Pro. An international Breaking event that used to be called Chelles Battle Pro – when the event was held in Chelles.

They had 3 different battle formats: 1vs1 Kids battle, Crew battle and 1vs1 Bboy battle (as part of the World Bboy Series).

Bgirl Terra (UK) won the kids battle; Momentum Crew (Portugal) won the crew battle; and Soso (France) won the 1vs1 Bboy battle. Soso will be the first Bboy to qualify for the Undisputed World Bboy Masters event. Which’ll be held in Prague, Czech Republic in January 2017.

Our footage from this event has spread like wildfire! Resulting in approx. 20,000 new Facebook likes, 6M audience reach and thousands of new subscribers to our YouTube channel.

Overall we’re impressed with the number of new followers we have as a result of this. Hopefully we can go back next year!


For the first time ever we went to Salzburg, Austria for Circle Industry. The 8th edition of the largest Breaking event in Austria.

This year they had a 2vs2 battle and a 5vs5 Checkmate battle. The Checkmate battle is interesting because it resembles a game of chess. There’s a video here to explain that:

The event itself had a great vibe! A lot of energy in the room and the dancing was of a high level too. Lussy Sky + Drud (Navi) won the 2vs2 and Predatorz Crew (Russia) won the 5vs5 Checkmate battle. With Soul Mavericks making the finals of both battles.

Salzburg is also a beautiful city to visit! Everywhere you walk there’s always amazing architecture. If you need another reason to go to Circle Industry, it would be to check out Salzburg.

Overall the event was a success! Many international people were present at the event and it made for a great time. Looking forward to next year!


It’s been roughly 2 weeks since the 8th edition of Just Jam Intl. took place in Newcastle, UK. One of the only events in the UK that can foster a family atmosphere while showcasing a high level of dancing.

The event itself is part of the Juice festival. Spanning over the course of one week, they held dance workshops for everybody to get involved with. Beginners workshops of many styles for those that are new to dancing; and a bootcamp for experienced B-Boys and B-Girls.

The main aspects of Just Jam Intl. is the Jam & Juice theatre shows and the 1vs1 international breaking battle. All of which takes place over a whole weekend.

Many people flew from different parts of Europe and America to be at the event. This made the 1vs1 battles extremely interesting! The judges line up was something to boast about in its own right. With Artis (Spain), Maurizio aka The Next One (Italy) and Ken Swift (USA) gracing the judges seats.

After all the battles were over, Den (Ukraine) won the event – beating Echo (UK) in the final. Unfortunately the event ran over schedule so the battle rounds had to be reduced to save time.

One of the most notable observations of the event was the music. DJs KhanFu and Timber made the dancers focus on their dancing ability. Instead of playing high tempo beats they opted for keeping the music slow and funky. Which payed off dividends as the dancing and the vibe was definitely one to be remembered!

To conclude, this is definitely one of the best Breaking events (if not the best) in the UK currently. Year after year the event has gained popularity and managed to maintain an atmosphere that keeps people coming back for more. If you haven’t been to the event yet, save up for next year. It’s one not to be missed!