The CourtsImagine 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 Meet Jess: Shadowing Producer Find out more about Jessica, who is shadowing our Creative Producer Emily Bull. Name: Jessica Greenwood Age: 22 Tell us a bit about you. I have lived and grown up in Bristol my whole life. For me, Bristol was too special to leave and had so much to offer. Especially in terms of theatre and art which is why I am currently in my third year at the University of Bristol where I study Theatre and Performance. That's why I'm very excited to be working with the alumni of Creative Youth Network, producing an event with them in May. What are you most excited about? I’m really excited to work with a new bunch of people who have a variety of skills to offer that I may not have worked with before. I’m looking forward to bringing these skills together to create something new and exciting to add to all the amazing projects Creative Youth Network already has to offer. What do you want to achieve? At the end of my placement, I hope to have worked on a successful event that celebrates Creative Youth Network and the alumni. After the placement, I will be moving to Edinburgh where I hope to start an MA in festival management. Keep your eyes peeled for new and exciting work from the Creative Youth Network alumni, you don't want to miss it!