BBC Blast in Bristol


  • 31-07-2010 to 30-11--0001
  • 11:30 - 18:30
  • Free
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FREE multi-media workshops and showcase events for teenagers. Use the latest technology in the mobile creative village. Workshops include: film, radio and music production, DJing, drama, dance, fashion, animation and photography.

Highlights include:
Music Journalism - work with two journalists and get back-stage passes for the Remix stage to get exclusive interviews.
Film on the Run - be part of the scripting, planning and shooting process to make a film about the festival.
SFX Makeup - learn how to use special effects makeup to create realistic scars and scabs with a makeup artist hot off the set of Casualty.
Blast Cast - create a locally themed radio programme to be showcased on Blast's very own radio station Blast Out Loud.

Other exciting workshops on offer include:
Brush up your performance skills: join in the acting workshops with Guerrilla Physicality Theatre, Suited and Booted and the Kingswood Foundation; bust some moves with Funk It Up dance troupe in the locking, street and hip hop dance sessions.
Free your artistic side: Create your very own album cover with Kwame Lestrade; try fashion, photography, flash and stop frame animation or cartooning.

A selection of work created at the event will be shown at the Blast Talent Showcase on Sunday 1 August at 6pm, where you can get to see the future stars of the area showing off their new skills!

All workshops and showcases are free, for more details and to sign up please see: or email

Blast is the BBC’s youth creativity service. From first-timers to emerging artists, Blast gives teenagers the chance to try out new skills, showcase their own work and find out more about working in the creative industries. Each year the BBC takes Blast out on tour, giving young people the opportunity to get some hands-on experience and training in a wide variety of free multi-media workshops. Last year, Blast engaged over 170,000 teenagers in face-to-face activities throughout the UK.