Situated in the heart of Brixton is a fun little place called Pop Brixton. Throughout December Pop Brixton will be hosting a Christmas market 4 days a week, where a selection of independent retailers will be offering traditional and qwerky stocking fillers. Everything from irresistible clothing and accessories, knick knacks and socks. Get yourself down there and enjoy the merry atmosphere while trying out their lovely pop up food stalls providing a special festive menu.
Give to a local Brixton charity. It doesn’t have to be money, you can give your time. Helping out with cooking food for the homeless, donating and sorting through clothes to give over the Christmas is very rewarding when done from the heart. There are many people who could do with a little extra help at this time of year.
Over the past 12 months I have been working at the BBC as an Apprentice. This was a really big step for me as I had to take a gap year out of my University course. I feel this is the best thing any student can do in terms of finding out what area you would like to work in. Many students often do not know what they would like to do once they finish university, an apprenticeship offers experience within a full time work setting giving you a taster of real working life!
Securing a place on my Apprenticeship was the best thing I could have done! I learnt so many practical, transferable skills that I would have never have learnt by just completing a 3 year University degree. I was given the opportunity to work on many BBC productions from Watchdog, The One Show, Live Events and working with DJ’s on Radio 1Xtra!
So today was the BIG DAY! My graduation, celebrating all my achievements and experienes throughout my 12 month stint at the BBC. My Apprenticeship had its ups and downs but I pulled through till the end! A job was never guaranteed, however many students secured jobs before the end of their apprenticeship.
However I have decided to return to my University degree and use the skills I have learnt to complete my BA in Media and Cultural studies. What would you have done?
So! Last week was the Teen Awards took place at the famous Wembley Stadium. I was given the opportunity to work on the event (whoop whoop). My work invovled a bit of everything, from working on the red carpet to backstage and ushering the tinie bops (young people) around the building.
Before the stage performances kicked off there were thousands of overexcited adolecence queing up to see who would appear on the red carpet . There were instant high pitched screams of excitement when the crowd thought Justin Beiber had appeared (who was really the Radio 1 presenter chris moyles lol!). I found that devasting moment so hilarious! The frantic screams quickly turned to silent straight faces!
Apart from the fake celebrity stunt, strutting on the red carpet were the likes of Little mix, Nick Grimshaw and Demi Lovato.
I know you want to see some visuals so here’s some snaps for ya!