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Friday
Jul052019

TRAINEE TRIUMPHS!

We welcomed our new trainee practitioners today and gave them a induction to the building and our processes. They have been in our workshop preparing to start delivering during the Summer School sessions at the end of July and August. We are all excited to see some new faces around our main building soon and are very much looking forward to seeing them in action with the young people joining us for our summer projects, especially our Summer School. They all have a unique skill set and creative background that'll come in usefull with the upcoming sessions we are going to be running. We hope to see as many young people as possible so if you're aged 8-14 and fancy getting inspired with some creative activities this summer holiday, then please get in touch and you'll be able to meet our fantastic new team members too.

 

Thursday
Jul042019

A ROUND UP OF THE WEEK!

Hi! I’m Erin and over the past week I have completed my work experience placement here at Pedestrian. In most schools around the UK a work experience placement is a compulsory project for mainly year 10 students; age 14/15 and to introduce them to the world of work.

 

Why Pedestrian?

I first discovered Pedestrian during an online trawl for possible companies I could work with. Despite the fact that I was primarily looking for a company that was based on either music or photography, I came across Pedestrian quite early on, through my Google search results. As soon as I read Pedestrian’s summary, I knew that it was definitely something I wanted to get involved with. As a creative, I was inspired by what Pedestrian does and saw it as an opportunity to learn about how a charitable organisation works.

 

I emailed with Kylie, my supervisor, for a while before I came down to the studio space in Leicester for an interview so that a member of the team at Pedestrian could check to see if I was the right fit for them. A couple of weeks later, I was given the role of a ‘Young Creative Apprentice’ for the week I have spent here.

 

What have I done?

My first day: I arrived on Monday morning not really sure of what to expect but I met with Kylie for my induction, when she showed me around and we went through health & safety. I then found out all about the Saturday Sessions that are running throughout the summer so that I could look into some new marketing platforms to advertise them on. I managed to discover some very useful kids events websites for parents that I have since posted new content on. By the end of Monday, I felt good about the week to come, especially because everyone in the office is great!

In the following few days, I was pretty much aware of what I would be doing throughout the week and looking forward to getting on with it. A large majority of my time has been comprised of making adverts for the Saturday Sessions and Summer School, which I published on both ‘Hoop’ and ‘Clubhub’ which are family events websites. I’ve also been busy making a new flyer for these sessions, which includes all of the dates involved. I also started off my social media takeover, which has been mainly based on our Instagram page and spread to twitter and Facebook. First, I made an intro post where I went down to the studio space with Kylie and had some pictures taken of me making music! I have since been posting daily about what I’ve been up to and what Pedestrian has planned for the future.

Overall I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here at Pedestrian and will remember it for years to come. I think it’s provided me with lots of experience and put me in scenarios that can only come from diving in at the deep end and putting yourself out there into the world of work. Everyone here has been very welcoming and helped me out if I’ve needed it. I have particularly enjoyed the ‘Social Media Takeover’ I have been hosting and I would 100% recommend Pedestrian for a work experience placement if anyone is looking. I have also arranged to help out for a couple of days a week during the Summer School weeks too.

 

Be sure to check out my ‘Social Media Takeover’ up on our Instagram as well as the Summer School, Saturday Session and Concept music project pages on our website if you’re interested.

 

Thanks, Erin! :)

Friday
May312019

Concept Funded for Another Two and a Half Years!

We're delighted to share that our music project Concept has received funding for another 30 months of activity.  Watch this space for news and further announcements from the project!

 


Wednesday
May222019

Welcome back to Saturdays at Pedestrian! 

This summer (June – September 2019) sees the welcome return of our Saturday workshops: The Saturday Sessions at Pedestrian.

 

These creative sessions give young people the opportunity to take part in activity they wouldn’t otherwise have the chance to engage in; Saturday Sessions do not replicate state education. We will work alongside the young people, creating content for the sessions and helping them to develop their communication skills and become positive members of their community.

 

All sessions are delivered by a strong, experienced team of creative professionals currently working in the Midlands within their specialist area.

 

Sessions

Photography & Music (Block A)

Saturday 1st June

Saturday 8th June

Saturday 15th June

Saturday 22nd June

 

Arts & Music (Block B)

Saturday 29th June

Saturday 6th July

Saturday 13th July

Saturday 20th July

 

Photography & Music (Block C)

Saturday 27th July

Saturday 3rd August

Saturday 10th August

Saturday 17th August

 

Arts & Music (Block D)

Saturday 24th August

Saturday 31st August

Saturday 7th September

Saturday 14th September

 

Details

Time: 1pm – 4pm

Age Range: 8 – 16 years

Location: 29A Horsefair Street, Leicester, LE1 5BP

Contact details: 0116 251 6207 // saturdaysessions@pedestrian.info

 

All sessions are free to attend and light refreshments are included.

Spaces are limited to 20 per day and you are advised to sign up in advance.

 

To sign up, please click this link, ensuring that you select 'The Saturday Sessions'.

Please be advised that you will receive confirmation of completion of the sign up form and then confirmation from a member of our staff via email stating whether a place is booked.

 

Additional Information

Each block will be delivered with consultation with the young people attending on the first session so it’s preferable for young people to attend all four sessions of a block.

Young people are able to attend all blocks if they wish; there is no limit/restrictions other than a maximum of 20 young people per session.

Each block will be delivered by Two Tutors covering the separate specialisms stated. The group will be split depending on the selected specialism when signing up.

We will have an additional Facilitator supporting those aged 8 – 12 years.

 

We hope to see you in June!

 

Tuesday
May212019

Annual Review 2018

We at Pedestrian are delighted to share our achievements at the end of 2018 - check out our GIF to see how we did last year!