Young Pioneers - BasildON

Young Pioneers

The Young Pioneers programme is a series of activities led by the participants of our creative skills development programme for 16-25 year olds. Supported by industry experts, our young pioneers worked to develop and deliver their own project that uses creativity to drive change in their local area.

Our first group of Young Pioneers began their programme in August 2022, and in February 2023 they launch their creative community projects across the borough.

Featured projects and events

The Portal Basildon logo, a white grid on a black background with 'Portal Basildon' below it

Portal Basildon

A free public screen showcasing the work of local animation and gaming students from the Centre for Digital Technologies, which took place on 29th & 30th March 2023.

If you missed the live screening, you can still view Portal Basildon on youtube.

For further information visit:

The Rising Stars Fair logo

Rising Stars Fair

A youth-led celebration of upcoming local artistic talent, featuring a gallery, workshops and performances, held at Towngate Theatre on 17th February 2023.

For more information, visit @risingstarsfair

The Pitsea Pirates logo - two Ps, one of which is backwards making it look like a skull

Pitsea Pirates

For locals to Pitsea, a new creative crew has landed to explore local identity and help everyone in Pitsea get creative. Between15th-17th February, Pitsea Pirates will visited community groups and local residents to run pirate-themed workshops.

If you’d like to get involved with Pitsea Pirates, sign up to hear more about the project.

'Coming Soon' graphic for Halls Corner Film, on pink background

Halls Corner Film

Made in collaboration with local filmmaker Maz Murray, Halls Corner Film explores Wickford’s past and present through intergenerational storytelling between Young Pioneer Em and her family.

Watch the film here!

For more information, visit @hallscornerfilms

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