Monday, 25 February 2013

Talkaoke Pendle

As part of the BIG Converstaion we started a collaboration with London based artist collective The People Speak and brought Talkaoke to Pendle. Talkaoke is an interactive talkshow performance where you decide whats discussed. We invited young people and adult decision makers from across Pendle to look at the issues affecting young people today. We had one day at the ACE Centre in Nelson and a little tour to Brierfield Library and Trawden community centre on the second day. We were joined by local coucillers, the MP Andrew Stephenson, comissioners from the NHS and policy makers in Pendle Borough Council. We covered a range of topics but here are a few:
  • Religion and culture differences
  • Use of public money on Sports venues
  • Mental Health issues
  • How to spend the salary of the Pendle Council CEO
  • Violent video game and films
  • Internet safety for YP and knowledge for Parents
  • The development of a local skate park
  • Employment issues
  • Education and the rising cost of University tuition
The ACE Centre - http://www.flickr.com/photos/saulalbert/8496693083/sizes/o/in/photostream/
Brierfield Library - http://www.flickr.com/photos/saulalbert/8496692847/sizes/o/in/photostream/
Trawden Community Centre - http://www.flickr.com/photos/saulalbert/8496692739/sizes/o/in/photostream/

Talkaoke will return as we have funding to look at training 10 young people to facilitate more discussion at other events across Pendle and maybe beyond.
Here is a snapshot of the two days:

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