From Pokémon Go to a giant screen, it’s all going digital
Organisers will pull out all the stops to make Saturday’s Celebration of Youth Day (CYD) in Peterborough city centre a digital spectacular .
The f ree festival f rom 10am to 7.30pm, organised by YMCA Cambridgeshire & Peterborough, will feature a giant, interactive digital screen showcasing live-feeds across the three stages, plus fantastic radio broadcasting opportunities from Peterborough CommunityRadioyoungpeople’s programme.
Situated beside the Guildhall on the festival day (it is the ultimate chancefor young people to showcase their talents, skills, and achievements across the arts, sports, academiaandenterprise) will beahugedigitalscreensoCYD goers can catch all the action across the stages.
The screen will feature threechannelsandwillbroadcast live footage from across the site, advertising fromstall holders and organisations involved in the festival, andasocial media stream where the public can tweet and post facebookphotosandcomments about the day using hashtag #cydfestival to get their few moments of fame and join in the celebration.
To add to the digital extravaganza, The Young People Radio Project funded by BBC Children In Need, part of PeterboroughCommunityRadio (PCR), will be showcasing the radio production training and volunteering opportunities it has available for 10 – 18 year olds.
Involved in the event will be 10 skilled young people from the project, who will be providing top- notchcoverage of the festival. They will work with hosts Charley Genever and Skilly Skillz to conduct interviews with performers, stallholders, organisations and the public.
The young people will produce a short film of the event, as well as afull-length podcast to be broadcast on PCR Youth RadioShowonFriday26thAugust.
Jo Feather, Youth InvolvementOfficer, said: “I amreally looking forward to the project being involved, it’s a real opportunity for all the young people to work together and create something about our community. We want young people attending the event to be involved on the day too.
“There will be opportunities to sign up for our radio production training and to have a go at creating your own radio jingle.”
If that wasn’t enough, for Pokémon trainers looking to catch them all, CYD will be making sure that all nearby pokéstops will be topped up withluresthroughouttheday, to make sure the city’s young trainers can be the very best! Users of PokémonGowillalso beencouragebyhostsCharley and Skilly to get their prized Pokémon featured on the big screen by tweeting in.
YMCA Cambridgeshire andPeterborougharedelightedtoannouncethatBauerMedia are supporting the digital campaignforCYD. HeadofHR and Development for Bauer Media, Sarah Tegerdine, said: “We’re thrilled to be sponsoring this event because we think that the Celebration of Youth Day is an amazing local cause for Bauer to support”.