Deadline extended until next Wednesday 25 April and the programme will now start on Saturday 28 April.
Words of Colour Productions in partnership with Hackney Museum is looking for eight to 12 young people aged 18-20 to take part in an exciting FREE communications project. The Stories of the World Youth Communications Project is part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, which aims to showcase innovation and excellence in museums, libraries and archives.
This project focuses on the theme of ‘journeys’. The journey can be a physical one, from an exciting, emotional or daunting trip, an emotional experience that made you feel differently about a belief or an issue, a creative journey where you learnt a new skill, or a spiritual one.
You will have the chance to learn new skills in creative writing (short stories, script writing), journalism (feature writing), marketing and events management. You will work as part of a team and, with professional support, launch and manage your own event; a panel debate on an important topic that reflects your interpretation of the project’s overall theme.
Project lead: Joy Francis, Executive Director, Words of Colour Productions. Joy has 20 years journalism experience, covering ethnic, specialist and broadcast media (from The Voice, Pride and The Guardian to BBC Radio 5 Live, Watchdog and Sky News) and 12 years marketing and PR experience with charities, NGOs, government departments and private companies, including Transport for London, the British Council and Mind. She is a former script reader and judge for BBC New Writing and Drama.
Tutors: Veronica McKenzie a story associate on Coronation Street and freelanced as a script analyst for clients such as Granada TV Drama while developing her first feature Nine Nights, commissioned by BBC as a one hour drama for their Evening Plays series. After completing the Professional Producing Program in 2008 at the University of California, Los Angeles, Veronica worked on two award-winning Women In Film Public Service Announcements.
Andrea Enisuoh was a cultural critic on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row. In 2000 she established the black writers project Black Inc. which mentored and supported new writers, and is the former managing editor of Calabash magazine and director of literature at the Centerprise Trust. She has been published in a number of publications, including IC3: The Penguin Book of New Black Writing in Britain.
Guest SpeakersThere will also be tips and useful advice from practising journalists from the specialist and national media.
For more information about how to apply visit:
Or telephone Joy Francis on 0207 288 6255.