SSH... STATION STARTS HERE
By AnnaClark | Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 11:45
Bristol's world class youth hub, The Station, to launch with three day youth music and arts festival spectacular, feat. Tinchy Stryder.
Tinchy Stryder will be performing on Saturday 20 October at The Station.
After more than a year of renovations, building work and planning, The Station, Bristol's 32,000 sq ft state-of-the-art youth hub, is finally ready to open its doors.
Led by the Creative Youth Network (CYN), The Station will welcome young people by staging a three day arts festival extravaganza from 19th-21st October, featuring a headline performance from UK chart topper Tinchy Stryder.
Sandy Hore-Ruthven, CEO of CYN said: "The Station's launch event is the culmination of an enormous amount of hard work. Everyone involved, from the young people that have helped to drive the project forward, our partners and the CYN team, has worked incredibly hard to reach this point.
"The Station will be a welcoming, creative support network for the city's young people. We'll be offering music workshops and dance classes alongside counselling, career guidance and health advice. I'm sure everyone attending the launch will have a great time."
SSH... Station Starts Here kicks off with 'Fashion Friday' on Friday 19 October. A fashion show with the theme Re-duce, Re-cycle, Re-use will feature work by local designers, UWE fashion students and young people. Each designer was asked to consider "who am I in Bristol" when creating their garments.
A 'Project Runway' style competition, run in conjunction with the UWE Fashion department, will see young people faced with a room of old clothes and accessories and given just 1 hour to cut, customise and style outfits before the catwalk show.
The 'Main Event' will take place on Saturday 20 and the Sunday Session on 21 October and will have more of a festival feel. Organised by Youth For Youth, the Saturday will showcase local youth music talent, and feature dance workshops, a UV DJ room and creative workshops. UK Grime star Tinchy Stryder will be taking the stage at the end of the night.
Sunday will be a more chilled out vibe and feature film, theatre and circus workshops and will offer B-boys everywhere the chance to win £100 in a battle to be Grandmaster.
Over the three days, workshops and special events are being provided by Lace on Lipsticks, Basement Studio, Dutty Girl, Bear Moves, Off the Record, The Invisible Circus, Watershed, Gathering Voices, Urban Arts Space and Creative Youth Network.
A full programme of events can be found on www.thestationbristol.org.uk or find us on Facebook/thestationbristol