Thrive LDN is looking for a young Londoner to help narrate a 30 minute radio documentary about the health and wellbeing benefits of attending live music gigs or participating in live music in London.

We are seeking a young Londoner aged between 18 – 25 to support this project who lives in one of the following boroughs: Barking and Dagenham, Hackney, Islington, Newham, Southwark, Tower Hamlets or Waltham Forest.

No interview experience is required, just a passion for creativity and wellbeing. All media training, reasonable travel expenses, and a small bursary is provided.

You will need to be available for the following dates/times, with some flexibility in early September if any additional time is required:

    • 4th September – 6pm-10pm Choir rehearsal in Pimlico, London
    • 5th September – 6pm-11pm BBC Introducing gig in Islington, London
    • 6th September – 10am-2pm BBC HQ, London

If this is you and you’d be interested in supporting this project, then please email a 1 minute video explaining why you would be great for this project to culture@thriveldn.co.uk by 12pm on Friday, 23 August 2019. Please include ‘THRIVE LDN PRESENTER’ in the subject line.

Thrive LDN’s decision is final in the recruitment of the successful individual.

About the project

Thrive LDN is working with Voluntary Arts to produce and deliver three media interventions for the Up for Arts project on creative wellbeing and mental health – produced in alliance with BBC Radio London. As part of this programme, we are recruiting and training a group of young Londoners, aged 18 – 25, to work on producing a 30 minute documentary and a series of podcasts exploring themes around life in London and the positive impact that participation, in things such as live music or community volunteering, can have on mental health and wellbeing.

In addition, the young Londoners will also act as content creators for Thrive LDN’s World Mental Health Day festival at City Hall on 10th October.

Context

The Thrive LDN Culture initiative follows recommendations from an independent report conducted in 2018 which identified opportunities for arts and cultural activities to improve the mental health and wellbeing of Londoners. The report, carried out by Nikki Crane Associates, concluded that whilst arts and culture in London has great potential to support wellbeing, tackle inequalities and engage people from all backgrounds, there remains a disparity of access to arts and culture across London with a lack of joined up activity in this area.  Moreover, individuals aren’t aware of the many wellbeing benefits of being involved in creative cultural activity or the type/range of opportunities available to them.