Beeb gives teens chance to be arty
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.”