VICE x Brent

A mass broadcast from young people across the borough

Sir Bradley Wiggins styles himself as the ‘Kid from Kilburn’, Big Zeeks calls himself ‘the Fresh Prince of Harlesden’, Raheem Sterling met his fiancée in a Wembley youth club and Zadie Smith’s writing consistently returns to her formative years in Willesden. You may not know it at the time but, one way or another, growing up in Brent shapes you.

The Brent Broadcasting Corporation 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.

If you are aged 18-26 and interested in working with VICE to tell a story about your life in the borough, send an email to info@lboc2020.com


VICE are partnering up with Brent 2020, London Borough of Culture to co-produce podcasts with 16-20 year olds.

Young people in the UK don't listen to podcasts, because few podcasts are made for them. We're going to change that. We'll be covering all bases, from politics to relationships to crime, but we need YOU to help us shape the subjects for our podcasts. If you are 16-20 years old and living in Brent, we want to know what you want to hear. These podcasts are for you.

We're holding three focus groups:
- Granville Centre - Monday 23 September
- Yellow Pavilion - Wednesday 25 September
- Roundwood Community Centre - Thursday 26 September

This is a chance for your voice to be heard - come and tell us what you want to be hearing on the VICE x Brent Podcast.

With thanks to the members of the VICE Engagement Board who are guiding the project:

Jessica Mensah – Brent Blueprint Collective
Joseph Nicholas – Community Advisor
Keshav Harivardhan – Brent Blueprint Collective
Lauren Adeyemi – Brent Blueprint Collective
Lucy Fine – Community Advisor
Rae Tarbox – Brent Blueprint Collective
Savannah Mullings-Johnson – Brent Blueprint Collective
Zeeyan Wardah Khan – Community Advisor