Young Ambassadors scheme offers ‘once in a lifetime opportunity’

Young Ambassadors scheme offers ‘once in a lifetime opportunity’

A ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity for local young people to become a part of an historic moment in Aberdeen’s cultural history has been unveiled.

With Aberdeen’s newly transformed Music Hall preparing to re-open its’ doors at the end of this year, Aberdeen Performing Arts (APA), the charity behind the project, are on the lookout for an ambitious group of 13-18 year olds from across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire to take on the privileged position of acting as Young Ambassadors for them as they introduce their Stepping In programme.

The programme will include a series of insight workshops led by the team at APA, exclusive ‘behind the scenes’ events, invitations to shows and the chance to share thoughts and views across a variety of mediums - whether that be via social media, blog posts or video diaries. It’s sure to be an incredible opportunity!

With so many exciting and innovative projects in the pipeline, young people are encouraged to sign up now to avoid disappointment.

If you’re interested in finding out more, come along to His Majesty’s Theatre this Thursday, April 5. The team from APA will be there between 10am and 1pm and will be able to give you more information about the programme and answer any questions you might have about what’s in it for you!

For further information, please contact Sam Stephen, Youth Engagement Coordinator, on sam.stephen@aberdeenperformingarts.com or call 01224 337684.

Aberdeen Performing Arts Chief Executive, Jane Spiers said: “The Stepping In programme marks a very exciting new stage in the Transformation project, as we begin to look towards the re-opening of the Music Hall. The Young Ambassadors will be a key part of this programme of events, and its’ very important to us to give young people a voice and an opportunity to have their say.”

Youth Engagement Co-ordinator, Sam Stephen, commented: “'2018 is the Year of Young People, supported by Event Scotland, and it couldn't have come at a better time to sync in

with our Young Ambassadors Programme. As we celebrate young people across Aberdeen city and shire this unique project will allow the space for youngsters to explore their creativity, have their voice heard and be part of a really exciting and historic movement in the North-East.”

Aberdeen Performing Arts Creative Learning Manager, Lisa Mathieson, commented: “This is a really exciting time for arts and culture in the city, and we feel that it is important that we continue to engage with young people across the city and shire to make sure that they feel part of the future of the Music Hall as we look forward.”

Posted on Friday 27 April

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