The First of its Kind!
This Autumn has brought a jam-packed schedule to Accumulate as we are getting ready to launch our brand new project, A Radio Station for the Homeless!
This project will give our participants, all young homeless people, the opportunity to digitally broadcast their stories. They will also gain the technical skills needed to present, record and edit podcasts. We were thrilled to receive funding from Nesta UK as part of their Amplified programme. A fund supporting cultural and creative organisations that seek to develop digital ideas that generate social impact. We are also so happy to be partnering once again with Ravensbourne University London whose amazing tutors will pass on their digital expertise to train our participants.
A Voice to a Marginalised Community
This project gives our group of young people a chance to tell their stories, giving a much-needed voice to a marginalised community. ‘It’s not all about being homeless!’ says our founder & Director Marice Cumber. ‘It will be a diverse and creative content made and broadcasted by people affected by homelessness – their music, their stories, their spoken word, their poetry, their interviews and programmes about the issues that matter to them.’
Training by Industry Experts
We have been lucky enough to introduce some amazing guest speakers and tutors to work with our group. Industry experts worked with them on areas from creative branding to pitching & presentation skills and technical broadcast training.
Empowerment and Confidence
It has been amazing to see how far this group have come from our first taster sessions to now when our group are pitching their subject ideas to industry professionals! Each member of the group’s confidence and self-esteem has grown week on week, empowering them to a more positive outlook.
Stay tuned, six podcast subjects have now been selected and our group will go one to use their new-found skills to produce and broadcast.