Tuesday, 22 May 2012
The BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra Academy
On 23rd and 24th June, our friends at BBC Radio 1 are coming to Hackney to stage the UK's biggest free ticketed music event to celebrate 2012.
In the lead up to this big weekend, BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra want to offer local young people a voice and the inspiration to reach their goals. This ambition has led to setting up the Radio 1 and 1Xtra Academy, which will open its doors on 1st June till 22nd June 2012 at the Hackney Picturehouse on Mare Street, Hackney.
The Radio 1 and 1Xtra Academy will be a place for young people (16 - 19) to be inspired, gain practical experience and share ideas. It will focus on skills development in radio, music, film, comedy, journalism, gaming and programming, fashion, business and career development.
Over three weeks, star talent such as Leona Lewis, Plan B, Trevor Nelson, Labrinth, Dizzee Rascal, Paloma Faith, Ashley Walters, Rizzle Kicks, Lethal B, Adam Deacon, Riz Ahmed, the EastEnders cast and many others will be at the Academy sharing their experiences. They’ll take part in a range of practical masterclasses and Q&As explaining how they made it and offering advice to local young people.
If you are interested please send your confirmation to firstname.lastname@example.org before 28th May 2012
NB. You must reside in East London
There is no minimum age restriction, but the sessions are not recommended for children under the age of 14. The nature and duration of the sessions are primarily aimed at 16-19 year olds. Anyone under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult aged 18 or over. Proof of age and identity may be requested upon entry