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Posted on: 17 September 2012
Led by the Creative Youth Network, and based at the Old Fire Station site in Bristol’s city centre, The Station will provide state-of-the-art facilities and comprehensive support services for young people.
Tinchy Stryder, who topped the charts with singles ‘Number 1’ and ‘Never Leave You’, will perform at The Station on Saturday 20 October, day two of the launch event. A well established star of the UK grime scene, Tinchy began his recording career at the age of 13. Since then he’s worked with the likes of Dizzee Rascal, N-Dubz and Taio Cruz and won an Urban Music Award.
Sandy Hore-Ruthven, CEO of the Creative Youth Network, said: “Securing Tinchy Stryder as our headline act is a real coup. He got into music at a young age, and is a great example to young people as to what can be achieved with creativity, talent and a lot of hard work. We’re incredibly excited to welcome him to The Station.”
SSH... Station Starts Here kicks off with ‘Fashion Friday’, on Friday 19 October. A fashion show with the theme Re-duce, Re-use, Re-cycle will showcase work by young people, UWE fashion students and local designers. A ‘Project Runway’ style competition, run in conjunction with the UWE Fashion department, will see young people faced with a room of old clothes and accessories and given just 30 minutes to cut, customise and style outfits before the catwalk show.
Days two and three, Saturday 20 – Sunday 21 October, will be the ‘Main Event’ and the ‘Sunday Sessions’ which take on a more festival feel. Organised by Youth For Youth, the Main Event will feature star headliner Tinchy Stryder, a performance by Lace on Lipstick, UV DJ rooms, dress up photo booths, film chill out spaces and performances from Urban Arts Space.
Incorporating music, dance and art, the regional heats of nationwide DJ competition House the House will also take place. A number of workshops will run, supported by Dutty Girl, Bear Moves, Off the Record and Creative Youth Network.
Interested in helping out? The Station is looking for stewards and volunteers to help make sure the event runs smoothly. No experience needed, just lots of enthusiasm. We’re also on the lookout for bands and other acts to play in front of up to 1,000 people at the Main Event and the Sunday Sessions, on 20-21 October. Visit the Creative Youth Network website for details.
The Station is a £5.75m partnership project to deliver a world-class, 32,000 sq ft facility for all young people in Bristol. The Station will be a safe, neutral place, accessible by public transport that links young people to the services and activities they need to develop creatively and emotionally.
Creative Youth Network provides creative opportunities and challenges to unlock young people’s talent and personality.
Key partners of The Station include: Bristol City Council, Young Bristol, Business West, Brook, Basement Studios & Bristol YMCA. The Station is partly funded by the myplace scheme: myplace is a multi-million pound government programme to deliver world class places for young people to go. More details available on www.thestationbristol.org.uk.
Creative Youth Network’s aim is for young people to excel. We help them grow and succeed through the inspiration of the arts. Our work takes place across sites in Bristol and beyond, with the aim of reaching as many young people as we can. The Charity owns and maintains a 29 acre site in East Bristol where all projects take place. www.creativeyouthnetwork.org.uk