Aston Jubilee generations

Open to public?
Open to public, advance booking/ticket required
Hosted by:
The Bidgley Power foundation
Date:
1 June 2022
Location:
Aston Pavilion, Aston, Birmingham, West Midlands, B6 7SS, United Kingdom
Find out more:
info@bidgleypower.org

The project will open many new horizons for local people in one of the most deprived communities in the country. From learning English as a second language to inspiring school children to excel academically and even taking part in a photographic art competition to mark the Jubilee, the project will leave a considerable legacy. The project will kick off by getting residents of all ages to participate in a multi-generational digital art competition. Residents of all ages will be challenged to look at the local area and photograph aspects that celebrate the Jubille through their eyes. It will make them look with fresh eyes at their local area seeking what’s good about it and how it reflects the great work of the Queen in her reign. The culmination will be on the 5th of June 2022, when the winners will be revealed at a special exhibition in the local community. The new Citizen reporters will cover the event reported on their new video blog and the online newspaper. The collection will move around community venues marking the award of the Jubille grant and the new facilities and celebrating the Queen Jubille throughout the community. The project will leave a considerable impact and legacy for future generations by creating a new Learning and heritage hub at a key Aston Landmark, Developing language and computer skills for marginalised residents Transforming people’s lives by getting them back into employment by learning new skills. Generating hundreds of hours of new civic volunteering to power the new digital hub and inspire more people to give back to their community Gives young people the opportunity to get the education they need to build a brighter future. The community reporters and the new media they develop will provide a mechanism for enabling individuals, groups, and communities to tell their own stories, share experiences, and become creators and contributors of media in a media-rich world. It will unite a diverse society by connecting people.