Beeb gives teens chance to be arty

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - The Guide -


teenagers with a pas­sion for mu­sic, TV and ra­dio will be able to take part in a se­ries of ex­cit­ing free work­shops with BBC Blast.

Blast is the BBC’s youth cre­ativ­ity ser­vice, and gives 13 to 19-year-olds the chance to try out new skills, show­case their own work and find out more about work­ing in the cre­ative in­dus­tries.

Each year the BBC takes Blast out on tour, giv­ing young peo­ple the op­por­tu­nity to get some hands-on ex­pe­ri­ence and train­ing in a wide va­ri­ety of free multi-me­dia work­shops.

Last year, Blast en­gaged over 170,000 teenagers in face-to-face ac­tiv­i­ties BBC Blast Cen­tral Park through­out the UK.

Blast will be in Peter­bor­ough from June 24 to 27, vis­it­ing lo­cal schools be­fore set­ting up at the Peter­bor­ough Fes­ti­val, in Cen­tral Park, on June 26 and 27.

Teenagers will get the chance to use pro­fes­sional equip­ment to pro­duce their own cre­ative work, with ad­vice and sup­port from BBC staff and in­dus­try pro­fes­sion­als.

Some of the work­shops that will be on of­fer in­clude: an­i­ma­tion, mu­sic pro­duc­tion, multi-me­dia, gam­ing, ra­dio, and much more.

Edi­tor for BBC Blast, Sian Lord, said: “The idea of be­ing cre­ative can be pretty daunt­ing, if you don’t con­sider your­self to be par­tic­u­larly artis­tic.

“But in fact there’s some cre­ativ­ity in all of us and some­times all you need is a bit of in­spi­ra­tion.

“BBC Blast is all about in­spir­ing young peo­ple to ex­plore their own cre­ativ­ity, through technology and in­ter­ac­tiv­ity.”

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