"How do you describe this feeling, where you’re just standing where the Prime Minister lives and works and operates in? It’s epic man, completely epic!"- Deanna Rogers, Rubix Collective and somewhereto_ young person.
In October 2011 Britain’s most famous front door was unlocked for 10 young people as part of somewhereto_.
The group of talented young people included spoken word poets (from Rubix Collective), Bridget Minamore, Deanna Rodger, Sean Mahoney and Ayesha Badat; who were all looking for somewhereto_ practice spoken word, and were given free rein to use Number 10 Downing Street as a space to showcase their skills.
somewhereto_ is a nationwide project to help 16-25 year olds find the space they need to do the things they love. The project is delivered by youth engagement agency Livity in media partnership with Channel 4, and funded by Legacy Trust UK, an independent charity set up to help build a lasting cultural and sporting legacy from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games across the UK.
Here’s a great example of how we’re helping young people to progress and build on the things they love to do.
Louie came to somewhereto_ looking for spaces where he could raise his profile as a young rapper and entertainer. He was given the chance, featured in the video above, to perform a track at the grand opening of the Juice Festival festival at The Sage Gateshead.
Sara also came to somewhereto_ hoping to gain experience of speaking at large events and increase her public speaking and entertainment skills.
They have both now been given the opportunity to compère a huge event happening tonight, 27th October, at the Sage Gateshead, with over 150 people expected to attend. The event is part of The Power Tour, an event taking place at multiple venues across the country featuring performances from young bands.
Sara and Louie will be given a couple of hours before the event to chat to the bands and then have free reign to decide how they run the night. This is a huge opportunity for our two young people and one that will hopefully lead to even more public speaking and entertainment work in future.
If you want to increase your skills and gain experience like Louie and Sara get in touch now at www.somewhereto.com/spacesearch and tell us what you would love the space to do.