On the Radar Somewhereto__
5th October 2011
Words The Milk Maid
At Number 10 Downing StreetThe country's most famous front door has been unlocked and young people involved in arts, culture and sport welcomed in to practice and showcase their passions.
As part of an Olympic legacy project Somewhereto__, Number 10 Downing Street led by example and opened up to give 10 talented and eager individuals free rein of the builidng. While 2 freerunners leaped over the grand stair case, past portraits of Prime Minsters old and new, before back flipping through the hallway out to the garden and 2 boxers threw punches around the Pillared State Drawing Room the 4 person Rubix Collective bounced inspiring and poetic words across the State Dinning Room - "We have nowhere to go. Nowhere for our creative seeds to be sown. You've built buildings to become derelict and let useable space go to waste. So we say put innovative enery into creating what we already have."
Watch the video here.
An exciting and encouraging incentive, at its heart Somewhereto_ is about unlocking spaces nationwide so 16-25 year olds have the capacity to do the things they love in the areas they live in, be it a a dance studio, an empty shop unit or a dormant warehouse or vacated office.
Speaking of the campaign Prime Minister, David Cameron said "If Downing Street can open its doors to something as adventurous as free running I hope it will inspire other people to see what their building could be used for."
The message from the young people involved is to "...Think it through; ask not what space can do for you, but what you can do for our space because we need space."
Founded by Legacy Trust UK, an independent charity set up to help build lasting cultural and sporting legacy from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, somewhereto__ run by Livity, a youth engagement agency in partnership with Channel 4 Education.