Local charity Creative Youth Network welcomed West of England Mayor Dan Norris to the site of the derelict Magistrates Courts in central Bristol. The Courts will be developed into a creative enterprise hub for the region, offering diverse and disadvantaged young people the chance to gain the skills, contacts and experience they need to get into the creative industries.
Talking to young people about their vision for the building, Dan Norris heard of aspirations for a creative hub where young people from all backgrounds can fully explore their creative potential and find meaningful work.
Metro Mayor Dan Norris said: “It’s a pleasure to meet such enthusiastic young people with incredible energy who I know are set to make a real impact in the creative industries. I know the work that Creative Youth Network does really gets results for young people by enabling them to learn new skills and make new connections. That in turn means we will have a more diverse future workforce helping cement our region’s place as a centre of creativity and innovation. I’m pleased to hear more about the plans to reimagine and redevelop the Old Magistrate’s Courts so that even more young people will be able to benefit.”