BBC Blast in Southampton


  • 05-08-2010 to 30-11--0001
  • 10:30 - 18:30
  • Free
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FREE multi-media workshops and showcase events for teenagers. Use the latest technology, share ideas and creative skills and learn from media-industry professionals in the mobile creative village.

Highlights include:
· Work with hip-hop stars: Learn to beatbox and freestyle with MC Gleem and Ochs, or develop your skills with leading music industry producer and artist Baby J and ask questions about working the music business.
· Song Writing and Digital Music: Write and record a song in a morning with professionals from Ranch Recording Studio, plus Matt from SOCO leads a session on creating digital soundtracks and music for film.
· Better The Eastenders: Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the BBC's iconic soap opera by making and recording your own scene inspired by classic archive footage.
· Comic Strip Character drawing: With comic strip artist and illustrator Nich Angell, who has just been signed to Titan Books (publisher of comics and graphic novels including Batman, The Simpsons, Transformers and Tank Girl).

Other exciting workshops on offer include:
· Brush up your performance skills: try Bollywood Dance with dancer and actress Rakhi Sood, or get pop singing vocal coaching and audition tips from a professional voice coach.
· Use state of the art equipment to: make your own film documentary about the Hoglands Park Skateboard Festival, learn the basics of live sound engineering and help create a three camera video mix of a band, or try radio journalism, scriptwriting and programme making.
· Free your artistic side: try fashion design, photography, photostory comic strip and stop frame animation.

A selection of work created at the event will be shown at the Blast Talent Showcase on Saturday 7th August at 5.30pm, where you can get to see the future stars of the area showing off their new skills!

All workshops are free – see or email: for more info.

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.