The Blueprint Collective
Young people shaping the Brent 2020 programme
Equal parts leadership programme, pressure-group and think tank, the Blueprint Collective is at the heart of Brent’s year as London Borough of Culture. An inspiring group of creative young people, they are passionate about where they live and where they want to go.
The Blueprint Collective is open and evolving. It started as a group of 30 ‘young ambassadors’ and is now a network over 100 young people aged 18-25. Everyone in the group represents, designs and has their say on the London Borough of Culture programme.
This year the group will conceive and produce a showpiece project in the programme. It is also a way to find mentoring, visit artistic venues and creative businesses and generally find out more about opportunities, work and developing the skills needed to thrive in creative and cultural work.
The Collective is an innovative new model and will support young people’s creativity in the borough for many years to come.
The Blueprint Collective have programmed 10 weeks of free online creative workshops for young people aged 18-25 across Brent. The Zoom In workshops are led by socially engaged artists from across London and include zine making, photography, video editing, podcasting, vlogging and more. All levels welcome, kicks off Monday 11th May, 2020.
DIY Podcasting with Jide from GUAP
Friday 3 and Friday 10 July, 2 - 4pm
Join Jide Adetunji, co-founder of GUAP- a youth culture platform and the world’s first online video magazine - for a 2-part workshop on how to create a podcast.
'Move Write Now' with Poet Debris Stevenson
Wednesday 8 and Wednesday 15 July, 2 - 4:30pm
An amazing opportunity for aspiring or emerging young Brent writers to receive support, guidance & inspiration from poet Debris Stevenson, in a two-part workshop.
THE BLUEPRINT COLLECTIVE MANIFESTO:
We are the 79,000 young people of the Borough of Cultures!
We are the pulse that beats through Brent
We want the unheard voices to be heard, we are their voice
We want to elevate young people, we are their opportunities
We want to inspire young people, we are their role models
You are welcome to our homes and to our streets
You will be immersed in our cultures past, present and future
We represent, design and say how it is
We are young, we are leaders, we are making the future in a new way
We are the Blueprint
THE BLUEPRINT COLLECTIVE:
Ana Da Silva
Ishini Michelle Mendis
Kamiah Chae Cowell
Macsen Llewelyn Brown
Raden Anandra Natalegawa
Tyrique Tagoe Wyse
Zara Afua Salifu
With thanks to the members of the Blueprint Collective Engagement Board who are guiding the project:
Dionne Ushwood – Community Advisor
Eunice Mavodi – Blueprint Collective
Julian Hall – Ultra Education
Khadija Abdelhamid – Blueprint Collective
Sean Moran – Community Advisor
Susan Grace – Community Advisor
Xhes Kurtaj – Blueprint Collective