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 Vlogging Workshops at Hillfields Cameras, giggles and confidence building! Anime, letters to our future selves, sexuality, making music - just some of the topics young people at Hillfields chose for their vlogs. Over three sessions in September, the amazing young creators from Rife Magazine came to our youth club and engaged young people. Supported by our youth workers, we started discussions around young people's interests, ideas, opinions and what matters the most to them. Fifteen young people took part and you can watch the final result below. What we gained Lots of times, it's hard for young people to express themselves creatively and feel supported in that process. This short projects worked really well because of the peer to peer learning from the young creators from Rife and the safe and supportive environment of the youth club, facilitated by experienced workers who had built trusting relationships with young people. I really enjoyed the workshop and the opportunity to have my say Young people's confidence has clearly grown by the end, and they even hosted a screening of the video to a wider audience. They also worked together as a group, were encouraged to express themselves and have their opinions valued. It's taught us a lot about communication and encouraged positive social relationships. Find out more about Rife Magazine - Bristol's online magazine for young people, by young people. Find out more about Hillfields Youth Club.