Posted by Laura Lewis-Paul
Posted on 20 June 2012
Ok so here goes..... SSH...STATION STARTS HERE is the name of The Main Event and The Station launch rolled into one. We have been working with various youth organisations across Bristol to engage young people to get involved with the creative planning of the event. We have been working with the Mill Youth Centre, Mentality and Fixers to create what they would call a ‘snowball’ effect, rolling around Bristol picking people up and getting them excited about the project, slowly getting bigger anD BIGGER. They will form a street team that will then promote SSH... Station Starts Here. Designing stickers, flyers and T-shirts to get the word out.
Poppy Stephenson from BRISFEST came to chat to Youth For Youth and gave her wise words on how to run a successful event. We discussed the importance of role structure in the team and who’s responsible for what. From this we decided to interview Youth For Youth for the different roles, we will have an industry professional from each area to sit on the panel. Once everyone has a role they will be working closely with this person and receiving training and mentoring right up until and on the event.
Friday the 19th October with kick off with a fashion show. The theme is focusing on Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. With contributions from UWE fashion students, local designers, a project runway and work produced by young people over the summer holidays. The project runway is in conjunction with UWE fashion department who will be mentoring young people. For the project runway we will be having a room full of old clothes and accessories from which the young people will have 30mins to cut, customise and style their models before they go out on the catwalk. The last section of the fashion show will the garments the young people have made over the summer holidays. This will then be judged by our specially selected panel ...with an opportunity of a life time to follow.
The Saturday and Sunday will be more of a festival style with UV DJ rooms, dress up photo booths, film chillout spaces... also watch out for crowd bursting with Urban Arts Space will be breaking out into performances throughout the crowds performing theatre and choreographed dance pieces. We are also working with RE:ACT, Dutty Girl, Pedal Wallah, Invisible Circus, See No Evil, Sustrans and Arcadia.
Sunday we will be having a Tours Takeover. We have been working with various Youth organisations to put on music events. We will be working with other groups such as The Basement Studio, New Generation Takeover, Gathering Voices and TYNTE. Last Night A DJ Saved My Life will also be holding a nationwide DJ competition. The regional’s will be held at the Kingswood Estate with Urban Arts Space and the 8 finalists will perform at SSH...Station Starts Here, with the winner going on to play at prestigious music venue in London.
Please feel free to contact us if you would like to get involved... and keep your ears peeled for more info ... SSH... Station Starts Here!