An audio project from VICE and young people across the borough
VENT, a collaboration between VICE and the young people of Brent, is an audio project designed to explore the multitude of issues affecting youth today. Across a number of podcast series, our team of young Brent locals will document their perspective across topics like politics and identity, love and dating, crime, culture, the environment and beyond.
VENT will share the formative experiences of young people currently living in the borough, sending them across Brent, the capital and beyond. Working with the VICE media platform, creative young people from across the borough will develop 100 new podcasts addressing themes of justice, youth culture, current affairs and politics in Brent.
Subscribe to 'VENT Weekly' wherever you subscribe to your podcasts.
The first episode, about young people's access to public space, was released Wed 8 January.
The second epidose, about lip fillers being offered to children in the UK without ID, was released Wed 15 January.
With thanks to the members of the VICE Engagement Board who are guiding the project:
Jessica Mensah – Blueprint Collective
Joseph Nicholas – Community Advisor
Keshav Harivardhan – Blueprint Collective
Lauren Adeyemi – Blueprint Collective
Lucy Fine – Community Advisor
Rae Tarbox – Blueprint Collective
Savannah Mullings-Johnson – Blueprint Collective
Zeeyan Wardah Khan – Community Advisor
08 January 2020
VENT Weekly Episode 1
VENT - The first of the must-hear podcast series for 2020 is LIVE. VICE journalist Ruby Lott-Lavigna and Brent 2020 Seen and Heard Ambassador Yusriya Abdullatif discuss young people's access to public space. From 'No Ball Games' signs to music festivals, the episode explores who public space is really for, and who is excluded.