Pick Of The Week: Easter Special
Illustration: Emma Randall
Discover six amazing events on Rife Guide this week, to keep you busy all through the Easter break.
Congrats, you’ve made it this far. You have successfully battled through the drizzly weather, dragged yourself from beneath the duvet every morning at 7am and trudged to school or college in the dark. But now, you don’t have to. Welcome to OVER two weeks off. Spring has finally sprung, an extra hour of daylight is brightening our days and the sweet, sweet sunshine is upon us (or at least warmer weather). Bunnies are hopping, hot cross buns are toasting and chocolate eggs are consuming. If that wasn’t good enough already, Rife Guide have lovingly put together not one pick of the week, but six—so you have no excuse to not get out there and do something fun. Enjoy.
‘The Story Of Me Exhibition‘ is a collection of images and writings created by young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, displaying at The Station all throughout April. With contributions from budding artists, train enthusiasts, magicians, adrenaline junkies and young politicians, they have looked at themes such as friendship, independence and overcoming obstacles and challenges through positive and uplifting open and honest reflections.
At ‘Inside Film‘ you can inspire your filmmaking, support the next steps of your career, meet industry professionals and network with other young creatives at Watershed’s not-to-be missed event for 15-24 year olds. On Saturday 8th April for only £4.50 you get an all day (11:00 – 19:00) pass giving you access to brilliant masterclasses, industry panels, short film programmes and networking events. Whether you’re a media student, YouTuber, starting out as a filmmaker, looking to get your first job or just love film – this event is for you.
‘The Sad Ghost Club‘ host an online YouTube video series known as Sketchbook Club Online. The guys behind it -Lize, Helen and Nathan take 50mins to draw and discuss, and encourage others to draw along with them in their video series. Now is your chance to come join them in real life, as they’ll be hosting a draw-a-long draw-a-thon workshop on Saturday 8th April. There will be materials, you can go and ask them question, draw and hang out. This event is free and open to all ages.
Come along to a very special evening ‘In Conversation with Angie Thomas‘, author of ‘The Hate U Give’, her debut book inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement in the USA. Angie Thomas is in conversation with Rife Magazine’s editor, Nikesh Shukla, at Watershed on 9th April and there are free tickets available to Rife users and readers. Get a free ticket and a free copy of the book when you RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
‘Marketing For Creatives‘ is a brilliant afternoon of workshops run by marketing professional Stephen Campbel on Tuesday 11th Aprill. This is an opportunity for young creates working in a range of arts practices to learn al about marketing stratedgies of a business, its products and services. You will then learn how to use digital marketing within its context of a marketing channel to promote products & services as well as to deliver those products & services to its ideal client profile. And it’s completely free.
If you are aged 13-19 and living in Bristol, why not come along to this ‘Have Your Say’ event on Wednesday 12th April. This is a workshop where you get to give your feedback on how you want youth services to be run. Hang around afterwards for an evening with live music, DJs, an art, photography & film exhibition, a fashion show and free food and drink.
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