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. Rights to Move A dance performance with live music inspired by civil and human rights movements Rights to Move is coming back! Join us for free at the M-shed, on 28th October, from 12pm. Drop in throughout the day and come celebrate our rights. Free event, on a drop in basis. In a democratic land where we have the right to vote and the right to have our voices heard, we see a story of human rights following the path of restriction, control and conditioning. Rights to Move is a live promenade performance of dance and music asking what does it actually mean to have rights, whose rights are they anyway and what difference do they make? About the project Funded by the Heritage Lottery Young Roots Fund, Creative Youth Network has given young people aged 16 – 25 years old the opportunity to learn about the heritage of Bristol and the role it played in the civil and human rights movements. Young people throughout Creative Youth Network Youth Clubs have been encouraged to talk about what their rights are and why it’s important to help shape rights for future generations. We're proud to have been working with Tribe Dance Theatre and Rise Youth Dance Company, alongside support from local historian, Dr Edson Burton and Bristol Museums and Archives. These partnerships have enabled young people to create a new, visual and immersive piece of dance theatre that reflects our heritage and the role Bristol played in the rights of those nationally and internationally. We are tired and frustrated. Our generation is the first one to be worst off than the previous one. I voted for the first time in this election and that made me feel great, like I actually can change things. That’s why now I want to share this with other people, through dance and stories Jenny (18) Journey to Justice This performance is part of the Journey to Justice programme of events. The touring exhibition focused on the civil rights movement is coming to Bristol in October and we are kicking off the discussion by engaging young people in our youth clubs in discussions about rights all throughout the summer. Our Creative Courses are also producing work in photography, film, fashion and music around the theme of rights during our summer term. Find out more about Journey to Justice. Booking for this event has now closed.