Young Rifers by Vanessa BS

All Hail the Rife Guide!

Want to know where you can meet young people? Learn how to make films? Smoothies? Get advice on housing? Jobs? Sex? Drugs? Rock’n’Roll? You need the Rife guide.

Want to know where you can meet people? Learn how to make films? Smoothies? Get advice on housing? Jobs? Sex? Drugs? Rock’n’Roll? You need the Rife guide.

Rife is proud to announce the official launch of its new site, an essential guide to what’s going on for young people in Bristol. Rife guide is a revamp of Go Places Do Things and will act as a lively, informative site for young people to find out what’s going on in their city – events, networking opportunities, jobs, places to hang out, courses, studio time, advice sessions and more. It’ll be the place for young people to find out what to do. Also, we’ll be listing every single organisation in Bristol that works with young people and setting out what they do, and how they can help. It’ll be a fun, informative and interactive site designed to ensure that even the teenager who doesn’t know what he or she is looking for can find something to do.

Rife brings together Watershed’s programme for young people to enable them to become an active citizen of Bristol. We collaborate with 13-24 year olds to create a magazine, films, events, online content and more. We open doors to the creative industries, art and digital for young people. Selfishly, we’re trying to ensure our longevity by getting future stars into our spaces now. Unselfishly, we’re helping to produce the cultural leaders of tomorrow.

Everything Rife produces is in consultation with young people. Currently, Rife has a magazine, offering six-month paid jobs to young people 18-24 to create content ranging from arts and culture to social issues, articles to documentaries; a lab for all its experimentations in schools and youth clubs, from vlogs to reviews; awards, where it rewards the most talented young creative in Bristol; an annual list where it highlights the most influential Bristolians under 24, and now the guide, where you can find out exactly what’s happening in the city, for you. From actors in Avonmouth, to knitters in Knowle, and weightlifters in Withywood, the Rife guide is for you. Rife means everywhere

Rachel Beatty, Commissioning Manager at Bristol City Council, said:

‘I am delighted to see Rife guide launched, a website designed for young people, by young people. Rife guide will offer young people in Bristol a unique opportunity to stay in touch with their city and allow them to explore all that Bristol has to offer. The guide also represents a commitment the council and Watershed have made to ensuring that the welfare and development of young people in Bristol is a key priority we can all invest in.’

Nikesh Shukla, editor Rife magazine and Rife guide:

‘Having run the magazine for a year, we really felt that the thing the city lacks is a comprehensive what’s on for young people, because while they are online sharing and absorbing content, there are heaps of activities for them to do. We hope that the guide will help us to be rife, to be everywhere, by providing a catch-all service for the young people of Bristol.’

Rife is a Watershed programme, commissioned by Bristol Youth Links, Bristol City Council, developed in collaboration with the digital agency Focus and in consultation with young people.