YAB – The Courts Youth Advisory Board

The Courts will become an enterprise hub in Bristol for young people and creative businesses, where we learn and share expertise. 

We aim to make this space positive, creative, and inspiring. To keep young people at the heart of the decision making, we have a youth steering group, who will make decisions for the space.

They are creating art, managing events, learning more about the history of the building to bring the space to life and make decisions on how we can make this a valuable space for young people and creatives.  

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Interested in joining? We're actively looking for new members – find out how to Get Involved Here.

YAB - The Courts Youth Advisory Board Updates

  • Ujima Radio Interview | Youth Advisory Board

    Our Courts Youth Involvement Group, were invited to be interviewed at Ujima Radio. They were able to make useful contacts for their future creative careers and learn more about the music and radio industries. Read more

  • YAB Artwork

    The Courts Youth Steering Group have created artwork in response to their research and visits to the old magistrates courts. Read more

  • Meet the Youth Advisory Board for The Courts Project

    Our youth steering group make vital decisions within the Courts redevelopment. The group consists of young people, most of which are aiming to break into the creative industries and want to help create a space for young people and creative businesses. Read more

  • Call Out: The Courts

    We’re on the hunt for stories and media from those who recall The Courts during its time as a magistrate’s court.
    This might be a photo, newspaper article or artefact. Perhaps you know someone who worked at the court? Or have a family connection to the building?
    Let us know! If you’re happy to share, contact us! Read more

  • The Courts Youth Steering Group: An Introduction

    The steering group cares about Bristol’s creative sector - we each want to help make The Courts a space that is truly inclusive and inspiring for our peers.
    Our work so far has been varied. We’ve all got different creative interests, so it’s exciting to collaborate within the steering group. Read more

  • Help create Bristol's next Creative Enterprise Hub | YAB - The Courts Youth Advisory Board

    16-25 and interested in the creative enterprise industries?
    Help us regenerate the Old Magistrates Court into a professional hub for young people and the creative industries. Join the steering group now. Read more

By young people

  • Envisioning the Creative Space

    Living in Bristol, I feel lucky to be surrounded by an abundance of unique creative spaces - event venues, galleries, theatres, co-working spaces… The list feels endless. As we work towards adding another valued space to this list with The Courts development, consideration of how to best construct an accessible, inspiring and inclusive creative building has often been at the centre of conversation. Read more

  • The Courts Youth Steering Group Documentary

    Members of the Courts Youth Steering Group, created a documentary film about their input in the development of the Old Magistrates Courts.
    Find out more about their work by watching the video here. Read more

  • Address The Court

    Short film created by Red Hat Productions in The Old Magistrates Courts. Read more