Use Your Voice 2016 is Girlguiding LaSER’s 2-day democracy festival for members of The Senior Section in Girlguiding and other WAGGGS organisations.
When? Saturday 10 – Sunday 11 September, 2016
Where? Events will be held across a series of venues near London Waterloo, including The 1901 Arts Club, Chapter 1, St John’s Church, The Warehouse and more. On the Saturday night, ‘Live from The Living Room’ will be held in London’s Living Room at the Greater London Authority and will showcase the concept of ‘voice’. You can indicate if you would like to attend ‘Live from The Living Room’ on the booking form. We will be releasing a second tranche of tickets at the Info Hub during Use Your Voice 2016.
Take a look at our Use Your Voice 2016 map.
Cost? £25 for a weekend ticket.
This cost includes attendance at a selection of workshops, talks, networking events and visits during Saturday and Sunday. Some of the events will require sign-up at the Information Hub. The cost includes an event badge, lanyard and Oyster card holder in an event goodie bag.
Please note that transport to and from Central London, travel around London, food, drink and other merchandise are not included in the price.
How will it work?
Following a 3-stranded programme of options – Inform / Equip / Inspire, participants will create their own unique experience across the course of the weekend.
Learn about contemporary issues affecting us all, including climate change and mental health. Confirmed sessions so far include:
- Climate campaigning with Kit Powney, Christian Aid
- Humanitarian campaigns, Sara Hall, Save the Children
- Peer Education in Girlguiding
- Girlguiding’s Advocacy agenda with Elli Moody, Head of PR and Advocacy, Girlguiding
Start preparing to campaign on issues which matter to you. Confirmed sessions so far include:
- Joanna Callendar, founder of the Doorstep Community Project, on blogging
- Parliamentary Outreach Service will show you how to access your elected representatives
- Sam Macrory a BBC political journalist, who used to edit Total Politics
- Becca Baron from the Science of Storytelling
- Craftivist Collective with Sarah Corbett – learn about using craft as a tool for gentle activism
- Speed coaching with Liz Sorton to help you think through your campaigning journey
Hear from inspirational individuals about how they use their voice – gather ideas for your own campaigning. Confirmed sessions so far include:
- Amber Rudd MP will speak on her role as Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
- Maya Evans, creative campaigner for Voices For Creative Non-Violence UK and founder of Fly Kites Not Drones
- Hannah McDowell – Being Nourished by Stories
- Arifa Nasim, Director and Co – Founder Educate2Eradicate
- Lynne Parker, Director of Funny Women
- Nicola Grinstead, Chair, WAGGGS World Board will share her journey from being a Brownie, to become Chair of the WAGGGS World Board
TRIPS and VISITS
A parallel programme of trips to places relating to ‘voice’ will also take place. Details of these will be released as they are confirmed.
Book your place on Use Your Voice 2016 here!
Book your place on the Sleepovers here!
Have a look at the news pages for The Senior Section Spectacular
Tweet @Guiding_LaSER using #UYV2016 to let everyone know you’re going.