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PCC joins young people making music from rubbish


"The Band"

Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens joined young people in making music from rubbish at Knowle West Media Centre on Thursday August 15.

The young people were taking part in a three-day workshop with Bristol-based artist Henry Liam Collins.

On Wednesday, August 14, the young people collected rubbish from the streets and lanes around the centre before they turned an abandoned vacuum cleaner into a guitar and drink cans into a wind chime as well as shakers and a giant rainmaker from a drain pipe.

Officers from the neighbourhood team have been supporting the ‘Rubbish Remixed’ workshop to strengthen their ties with younger members of the community.

Liwanu aged 11, said: “It’s good because you can take things apart and I like building things. I liked making the shaker. When it was plugged in it was really loud.”

Ben, aged 12, said: “This is the most amazing thing I have ever done. I’ve got cans at home so I could try and make a wind chime.”

Serina, aged 10, said: “It’s really clever making guitar strings from rubber bands. I made a tube that mimics the wind by putting rocks in a drainpipe as well. I’m going to give my mum a headache now making noises from things I find at home!”

PCC Sue Mountstevens said: “This is an amazing set up, letting the imaginations of our young people run riot with rubbish that they collected locally. It gives them a real sense of achievement and just goes to show what they can do to make a difference.”


Posted on Friday 16th August 2013
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