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 Win tickets to VR World Congress Are you 16-25 and passionate about virtual reality? This is your chance to win a ticket to VR World Congress 2017, the place to connect with virtual reality's most important buyers, sellers and consumers. The leading VR conference and expo is a unique opportunity for you to get to know the industry, play, and experiment with the latest VR tech. With a raft of world-class speakers and exhibitors and bringing 2000 international guests to one of the UK's leading tech sectors, it's where you can find inspiration, find out about the latest developments and make new connections. For anyone with an interest in gaming, VR and interactive technology, this can be a once in a lifetime opportunity. Creative Youth Network is offering tickets to the full conference and expo (worth £300 each) to four innovative young people aged 16-25 years old. How to apply You don't need to have any experience in working with technology or Virtual Reality. What we want to see is your enthusiasm and creativity showing through. Get your creative thinking hat on and send us a proposal which answers the following question: How can we transform the Station in an interactive building, attractive to young people and the arts sector, by using digital technology? You can submit your proposal in any type of creative means you choose. Amaze us with what makes you different; from drawing, photography and film, to animation, app development and illustration, any creative skill you've got, use it to make your application stand out from the crowd. We'd like to encourage you to take chances and send us a short 30 sec - 1min video explaining how you've come up with your idea and why you'd like to see it happen. Dates Send in your proposal by 31st March by email at [email protected] with the subject line 'VR World Congress 2017 Application" and get in touch if you've got any questions. Do you want to have a chat or a tour of The Station before submitting your proposal? Get in touch on 0117 947 7948. VR World Congress 2017 is taking place on: Tuesday 11st April ("matchmaking" and talks) Wednesday 12th April (At-Bristol/Watershed talks, expo in Millennium Square, Official Mixer, meeting area, 360° Planetarium talks) Thursday 13th April (At-Bristol/Watershed talks, expo in Millennium Square, After Party, meeting area, 360° Planetarium talks). Find out more about The Station, Bristol's creative youth hub.