This article was published in 2015.
BBC Radio 1Xtra have this week announced a month-long outreach and education project for 7,000 young people in Leeds and Bradford.
The project will take place in the run up to the station's flagship music event - 1Xtra Live - which will hit Leeds on 17th October. As a part of this activity, in a special collaboration with BBC Learning, '1Xtra's Academy' will be coming to Bradford for the first time.
The ambitious outreach project of over 30 events in 30 days, created specifically for 15-24 year olds in Leeds and Bradford, will run from 15th September - 17th October, and will include free Q&A sessions, practical workshops, and industry panels, with insights from 1Xtra DJs and staff, artists, and music industry professionals.
Taking place across venues in Leeds and Bradford, including Leeds College of Music, Leeds Central Library, Centrepoint Bradford, Leeds City Museum and Chapel FM, the project events include:
- A three day 1Xtra Academy in Bradford, produced in partnership with BBC Learning
- Q&As with 1Xtra DJs Trevor Nelson, Charlie Sloth, A. Dot, Yasmin Evans, Nick Bright, DJ Target, Ace, plus Radio 1 Live Lounge host and former 1Xtra DJ Clara Amfo
- Open studio sessions where people can sign up to use BBC facilities
- Spoken word, music mentoring and radio making workshops
- Mixing masterclass with DJ Semtex
- Charlie Sloth visiting the young people at Centrepoint
- A school visit from Nick Bright
- Women in music and making money from music Q&As and networking events
1Xtra will also be offering attendees the chance to apply for work placements at 1Xtra Live.
There will be 7,000 spaces available for young people to attend.
Ticketing details for the outreach activities will be announced on 1Xtra in the coming weeks.