Manor Walks Works With Youths For a Great Anniversary

For its 25th anniversary, Manor Walks isn’t just looking back. It’s looking to the future. The center has a brand-new state of the art digital youth center called Venue, and Venue is playing a big part in the birthday celebrations.

Shoppers who visit the youth center will find a treat: a multimedia suite with that revels in Manor Walks history. With a virtual gallery and two video diary booths, there will be plenty of opportunity to reflect and share memories of the center. Meanwhile, a digital graffiti wall will let youngsters create their own artistic interpretations.

But it’s not all business. Venue will also feature a Formula 1 Playstation 3 racing competition, an air hockey table, and even a live webcam displaying work from the redevelopment construction work outside.

“This project is a major step forward in community involvement in Cramlington,” said general manager Bruno Coppola. “Despite young people often getting bad press there is so much local young talent in the area and this centre will give these youngsters the opportunity to shine, put their skills into action and something rewarding and interactive to do that fits with their modern technology- led lifestyles. All memories gained will be used to create a virtual archive of information for Cramlington.”

The project is being run by a team of volunteers from Digital Community Youth. They’ll work with tenants, community groups and young people to build a more cohesive town center for everyone.

“As well as all the fun digital activities we are also offering local schools and groups the opportunity to join a youth management team so they can assist with managing the project at weekends and during holidays to give them ownership of the centre and learn entrepreneurial skills,” said project manager Mick Harland.

Pictured: (Left to right) project manager Mick Harland , Manor Walks general manager Bruno Coppola, Cramlington Councillor Barrie Crowther and Cramlington students Alexandra Hall, Charlotte Hindle and Rebecca Winpenny launch new digital youth project – Venue at Manor Walks Shopping Centre Cramlington.

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