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Truth about Youth



Royal Exchange Theatre
TRUTH ABOUT YOUTH is the Royal Exchange Theatre's programme of activity for 14 - 21 year olds, run in partnership with the Co-operative Foundation. 
The TaY programme is designed to inspire young people to 
challenge and change negative perceptions about their age group and to 
bring about a cultural shift in the way that young people are viewed and treated in this country.
Throughout the year there are opportunities for both young people (aged 14 - 21) and adults (aged 55+) to sign up for a range of Truth about Youth projects and one-off events which take place over school/college holidays, at weekends and on some evenings. To be added to the TaY mailing list please click here, make sure you tell us your date of birth and tick 'Truth about Youth'.
Turn It Up Radio is the Royal Exchange Theatre's radio project, run and managed by young people aged 14 - 21 as part of the Theatre's Truth about Youth programme. We are looking for young people to get involved in creating a vibrant radio broadcasting presence, working alongside Chris Jam - a renowned radio presenter, DJ, poet and creative, who has worked on Kiss FM, Galaxy and Unity Radio.
  • Attend fortnightly sessions on Wednesday evenings at the Royal Exchange Theatre
  • Create live and pre-recorded shows
  • Make jingles and create funky FX
  • Learn interview techniques
  • Learn media and digital skills
  • Connect nationally and internationally with online radio
  • Tell your story and help others tell theirs
  • Make new friends and have fun!
"Turn It Up Radio is an amazing project that allows you to express yourself in a unique way, it's a whole new kind of creativity"
"I love the Truth about Youth radio project because it gives me a platform to channel my talents, creativity and passions that I knew existed within me but had no outlet for before. When not using existing skills I'm learning and developing new ones. I'd recommend it to others who want to experience culture, fun, friendship and open doors for their future selves!"
"Its opened my eyes to the impact of radio and its benefits to the public... I have met great friends through the workshops as our interests are similar"
To find out more, or to sign up to join the team, please contact Kate on 0161 615 6721 or email kate.reynolds@royalexchange.co.uk.