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Focus Fest - Puruchothman

Hello there, I’m Puruchothman. Welcome to this blog post. During the months of April and May, Bassetlaw Youth Council had been helping with some amazing projects one of them was Focus Fest. It is an online digital arts festival which took place on the immersive, digital and interactive platform Stream Park! It was absolutely amazing!

The Bassetlaw Youth Council, as well other young people such as students from North Notts college, and Bassetlaw’s youth clubs worked in partnership with the charity Focus on Young People in Bassetlaw (FOYPIB) and Inspire Youth Arts as part of the youth production team. The event was hosted on the amazing platform Stream Park which was created by Joel Hall.

We created a design for the map for festival, designed posters, and marketed the festival. And with the help of Joel Hall, we edited many entries for the festival, and created the “fair site”. Even a Robin Hood game was created with help by a games developer for the festival! We gained so many amazing videos, poems, art and photograph entries which represented the true talent of all the young people in Bassetlaw. The project was designed to help young people develop personally, increasing skills that prepare them for life and future employment.

Focus Fest took place on 25th May 2021. There was music, dancing, drama, literature and much more. There were also many fun activities on board and even a raffle as well.

We even presented some of the festival.

Overall, it was a great, fun experience to be involved with such an extraordinary project!



Hi, I’m Simran, the Member of Youth Parliament for Bassetlaw and welcome to the Bassetlaw Youth Council’s first blog post.

These blogs will provide insights into the exciting projects and campaigns we are currently working on, along with getting to know some of our members and their incredible achievements.

We are a group of empowered individuals striving towards creating better opportunities for our district’s future young people. Currently, our focus is on climate change and physical and mental wellbeing. Recently we established a Bassetlaw youth mayor, being at the forefront of this project is one of the highlights of my BYC journey and I wish the best to all the future youth mayors for the years to come, a great opportunity only available at our youth council.

If you are aged 11-19, live in Bassetlaw and want to be involved with the decisions on both a local and national scale, raise key issues you feel important to you and engage with amazing opportunities we are the organisation for you and are always welcoming new people, so please contact us for our next currently virtual meetings.

Last Updated on Wednesday, May 8, 2024