Gillian Simmons, from England’s most northerly council, Berwick-upon-Tweed, was telling me about their youth engagement plans for this year. The council is supporting a venture between Berwick High School and a local music company PFL Studios. The venture Berwick Music is setting up a music festival in July. Students at the school are developing their business skills with a real life event that is a touch more interesting than the traditional "Widget-Building role play games" that I remember as a student. The council is supporting the event in a number of ways ranging from the practical – loaning Hi-Vis jackets – to strategic advice on licencing.
Alliance of Youth Movements – London Summit 2010
There was quite a gathering of new media luminaries in London in early March. Joe Rospars, Mike Slaby, Sam Graham-Felsen, Jared Cohen, Scott Heiferman from Meet-up, & Ramya Raghaven from YouTube amongst many others. The Read more…