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Use Your Voice 2016 – The Senior Section Spectacular


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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 ClubChapter 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.

Check out the brilliant programme for Use Your Voice 2016.

(Please be aware that the programme is subject to change)


Learn about contemporary issues affecting us all, including climate change and mental health.  Confirmed sessions so far include:


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:


A parallel programme of trips to places relating to ‘voice’ will also take place, read the full details here.

You can also check out the map detailing all the amazing trips and visits here.

Bookings are now closed for this event

Make sure you read Girlguiding LaSER’s T&Cs for booking. Read our FAQs for Use Your Voice 2016

Sleepover options

We also have some extra exciting sleepover optionsICANDO, YHA St Paul’s and HMS Belfast.

Bookings for Sleepovers are now closed

Have a look at the news pages for The Senior Section Spectacular

Tweet @Guiding_LaSER using #UYV2016 to let everyone know you’re going.