Half term media and communication workshops for young people

Are you between 15-19 years old, and would you like to influence how Hackney Council communicates with young people in the borough?

During half term week, 27 - 30 October, an exciting series of free, interactive workshops will take place at the Abbot Street Studios, E8, where young people aged 15-19 can learn about communication techniques as well as get valuable, hands-on media experience from experts.

The ‘Make your Messages Count’ workshops have been organised by the Council’s Road Safety Team to give young people in Hackney the chance to gain practical experience, which can help them to influence how local services are communicated to their peers. Sessions include drama/script writing; film production; social networking; radio production; advertising; and music and dance.

Councillor Alan Laing, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, said: “This is a real chance for young people to develop skills that will allow them to work with us to get out the messages that will encourage others to take up the services available in Hackney. I hope many of you will join in the workshops and help us improve how we communicate with all our residents.”

Everyone who takes part will get a certificate of attendance, and a selected group of lucky participants will also be offered free studio time to record one track or song.

The free workshops for young people aged 15-19 will run over four days during half term week - Tuesday 27 October to Friday 30 October, 10am - 4pm at Abbot Street Studios, E8 - lunch and refreshments will be provided.

For more information or to book a place on the workshops, contact Sandra Agbabiaka on 020 8356 8364 or email: