From Poké­mon Go to a gi­ant screen, it’s all go­ing dig­i­tal

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Wow 24/7 -

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”.

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