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DRPG’s digital launch for Birmingham Hippodrome's 'Young Advocates' programme

Written by Ryan Curtis-Johnson

18 February 2021

DRPG have made full use of their innovative technology and hosted a special live launch for Birmingham Hippodrome. 


The Hippodrome selected 16 young people for their brand new ‘Young Advocates’ pilot programme. These enthusiastic and local 14–22 year olds were selected among 150 applicants to partake in this programme, in which they will receive mentoring, training and development to build the Hippodrome group into future leaders 


The launch consisted of an exclusive Q&A session with both Fiona Allan (Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Birmingham Hippodrome), and Chris Sudworth (Director of Artistic Programme of Birmingham Hippodrome). Richard Hingley (Chief Creative Officer at DRPG) also made a speechwith Zaylie-Dawn Wilson (Head of Learning and Participation) commenting: “We are hugely grateful to DRPG for supporting this important programme including hosting the digital launch in their COVID--safe studios, training for our 'Young Advocates' and digital expertise to realise the ambitious plans for the programme as we develop these talented young people”. 


The DRPG team will  continue to support the cause by mentoring the 'Young Advocates' in digital communication and providing them with an insightful career experience within the creative industry.  


Richard Hingley stated, aDRPG we are committed to supporting young people in our community and I’m delighted we will be working with Birmingham Hippodrome once again.  As a creative communications agency it made perfect sense to partner with the Hippodrome, providing them with access to our experienced creative team members, our wider creative services and studio facilities.


Since DRPG began back in 1980 we have consistently nurtured young talent, helping them harness their energy and passion for creating amazing work.  Our 350 strong team are passionate about giving back and this local initiative will shine a light on the exciting opportunities for those wishing to start a career and help shape the future of the creative industries.  


The 'Young Advocates' programme also promises to leave a lasting impression not only on all those involved, but in the wider creative community and who knows, some may find themselves using their talents to help DRPG continue its trajectory of growth well into the future. 


To find out more, visit www.birminghamhippodrome.com/youngadvocates.