Young people from Rushcliffe and Nottingham city have spent five weeks brushing up their journalistic skills as part of a project with national arts organisation, Upstart Projects.
As part of the project, the teenagers aged between 14 and 18, have spent five weeks working with Rushcliffe-based arts facilitator Vikki Jones, learning about the art of review writing and learning how to share their thoughts and opinions on a range of different arts activities taking place in and around Nottingham.
They then put their new skills into practice and shared their reviews on , an online magazine for young people interested in art, culture, politics and technology.
The participants have attended all sorts of events during the project and have been actively encouraged to find experiences outside of their usual comfort zone.
Events they have reviewed include the Future Sounds of Nottingham competition at Rock City, the Lis Rhodes exhibition at Nottingham Contemporary and the Steampunkalia Festival at Wollaton Park’s Industrial Museum.
The group have met weekly at the Antenna Media Centre in the city centre, with the kind support of the Confetti Media Group.
Participants now have the opportunity to join the national panel of contributors for Voicemag and attend and review major arts events, including the Edinburgh Fringe and Brighton Festival.
All of the reviews written during the project are now available to read at .
Why not have a look and check out what the city’s young people think of Nottingham’s arts and cultural scene.