Reimagining and redeveloping The Courts Imagine a place where a young person’s background, race, beliefs, gender, physical ability and economic status had nothing to do with how good they could be, what they could achieve. A space where they could fully explore their creative potential, receive support and mentoring, and find meaningful work. That place is the Old Bristol Magistrates Courts (The Courts). An enterprise centre to help young people set up their own creative businesses and develop their opportunities. A place where there are no barriers to their future, where the only things that count are their abilities and talents. Thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund and Bristol City Council we are developing detailed business and architectural plans to reimagine and redevelop this historic city landmark as a place that will complement Bristol’s renowned and growing creative industries sector. To get involved and keep up to date with our progress, sign up to our newsletter. About us Blog Get involved in our Christmas show About Want to get involved in a creative project that will raise your confidence and open doors? We're looking for young people aged 16 to 25 years old who'd like to be involved in our third theatre production, The Christmas Turkey, taking place in December at the Station. Following the success of our first two productions, this holiday season we're bringing to the public a unique performance based on your true stories. Who are we looking for? We're looking for young people from all different backgrounds to come bring their stories and experiences of Christmas. We'll create a fun and heart warming, but realistic performance showing what Christmas is really like, not what it's supposed to be like for each of us. The show will feature your stories, words and experience. You don't need to have experience in theatre or performing, but you'll have to want to get involved and share your stories openly. We're not only looking for the actors who will be in the show, but for young people who want to be part of the bigger group that contributes with anecdotes, memories and true real life experiences. In early sessions we will gather material for the show and script through group discussions about family, food, traditions, best and worst memories, awful and great Christmas songs and your opinions on the holiday. What? Workshops and rehearsals will take place three times a week, leading up to performances open for the general public near Christmas time. When? Starting from the week of the 24th October until the week of the 5th December. Where? The Station, Silver Street, Bristol, BS1 2AG Sign me up If you’re interested, we’d like to hear from you and invite you to join us for a chat to find out more about the project. Contact Emily or Nick at Creative Youth Network at The Station by calling 0117 204 7338 or emailing [email protected]. Or you can just ask for them at The Station’s reception.