Violet Nights is a monthly curated event for young people to socialise and express their views on and explore topical issues with music, performance and discussion. Past events have included an exploration of queer activism, now and in the future, a look at body politics in an age of social media, and a debate on the phenomenon of cancel culture.
To ensure young people who are unable to attend the live events can still be part of the conversation, the team behind Violet Nights have launched a mini podcast series. These short 20 minute podcasts go behind-the-scenes including highlights from each month’s event and interviews with speakers who are leaders in their fields. Working alongside podcast experts, the series also gives 18 – 25 year olds the opportunity to learn loads of skills as part of a two-day podcasting course where they work on a Violet Nights event. These skills include learning how to produce, edit and publish their own podcast.
Highlights from recent podcasts include a discussion with people who’ve had first-hand stories on the recent Windrush scandal, DIY culture with Mercury Nominated rapper Novelist, and acclaimed theatre company Cardboard Citizens address the stigma around youth homelessness. Listen to the latest podcasts below.