BBC Blast in Southend


  • 23-09-2010 to 30-11--0001
  • 10:00 - 18:00
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  • 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:
· Backstage skills and performance workshops with professionals from the Royal Opera House, including vocal coaching for actors and singers, and theatre design – creating props, costume, masks and head dresses for a nightmare opera character.
· Music production, DJing, street dance and breakin’ with the Kayzar team: Make music, try some turntable trickery, or bust some great popping and locking dance moves.
· Special Effects Make-Up - work with an expert TV and theatrical make-up artist to learn how to create the injuries seen on Casualty. Not for the squeamish!
· Radio Journalism - get tips and techniques from a professional producer from Radio 1 and report on the festival for Blast’s own radio station, Blast Out Loud.
· Use state of the art equipment to play with TV special effects - make it look like you are floating in space, falling though the sky or sitting on a desert island.
· Dr. Who Game Design Competition Workshop - Blast has teamed up with Doctor Who to challenge young designers to help produce an online game for the Sarah Jane Adventures website! Get expert tips on creating a spaceship design and sound effects for the Krulius character, and then enter the competition.
· Free your artistic side: make your own photo-stories, comics and stop frame (Wallace and Gromit style) animation or join photography and fashion design sessions.

A selection of work created at the event will be shown at the Blast Talent Showcase on Saturday 25th September at 5.15pm, 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 13 – 19 year olds 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.