BBC Radio 1’s Academy heads to Exeter

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BBC Radio 1’s Academy is to take place at Exeter Phoenix from the 17th to the 21st of May for a week of free creative career sessions, Live Lounges and radio broadcasts for 16-19 year-olds.

BBC Radio 1 and BBC Learning have today revealed details of a week of inspiring events at this year’s BBC Radio 1’s Academy, all aimed at helping 16-19 year-olds kick-start their careers in the creative industries. The Academy will bring star-studded Q&As, workshops, radio shows, Live Lounges and gigs to Devon ahead of Radio 1’s Big Weekend.

The Academy offers local young people the opportunity to engage with Radio 1 DJs Nick Grimshaw, Scott Mills, Greg James and Clara Amfo; a star-studded list of musical talent including Tinie Tempah, Jake Bugg, Tom Odell, AlunaGeorge and Laura Mvula; and top TV actors Tyger Drew-Honey, Jodie Comer and stars from BBC’s Dragons’ Den.

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Radio 1’s Academy will also be offering attendees the chance to be a part of the Big Weekend team at Powderham Castle by applying for work placements in areas such as broadcast, live music and artist liaison. More details are available on the Radio 1 website:

The Exeter events follow the successful start of BBC Radio 1’s Academy in Devon, which has seen the likes of Craig David and several Radio 1 DJs visiting Teignbridge for creative sessions with local 16–19 year-olds.

As well as scheduled sessions, attendees can spend time in The Hangout, a drop-in area full of hands-on-activity, daily live Radio 1 broadcasts, careers advice, demos, DJ decks, live music, 3D printing, virtual reality and 360 filming, speed meets and much more.

Tickets to Radio 1’s Academy will be available to residents of Devon on the 7th and 8th of May before being released nationally at midday on the 9th May via the Radio 1 website:

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Pictured Middle: Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw, Pictured Bottom: Radio 1 DJ Greg James