The Roundhouse Youth Advisory Board (RYAB) is made up of a group of 16-25 year-olds who meet every month to share ideas, review feedback and try and instigate positive change and exciting ideas within the Roundhouse.

We aim to represent all Roundhouse Young Creatives as well as to inform decisions made within the Roundhouse as a wider organisation. We hope to be approachable and supportive, to bring fresh and innovative ideas and ensure that young people really are at the heart of everything we do.

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If you would like to get in touch with RYAB with your suggestions or questions, please email ryab@roundhouse.org.uk, check out their noticeboard in the common room and leave your comments, or meet them in the studios on Thursday nights.

And you can find out more about the current members below…

Ayesha

I was previously on the Verbatim acting course, devising stories from real life. I joined RYAB in order to have a real impact in the creative world coming from mindset of an actress. I want to provide a strong, clear voice for the struggling youth culture.

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A budding actress and script writer. I love watching important theatre pieces and obviously adding to my writing in my spare time. I find it very easy to bond with others no matter how new the friendship may be.

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Bo-Dee

Bo-Dee was introduced to the Roundhouse around 2 years ago through a course called OnTrack and later went on to work on the Festival Producers project last summer.

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Both were event management based projects and in between these she was lucky enough to shadow some of the Roundhouse staff to further develop professional skills. Since then she’s gained an apprenticeship in music business at PPL and would like to continue to work on festivals in the summer, alongside throwing non-profit parties and donating any money made to charities she cares about.

In terms of RYAB Bo-Dee is really looking forward to making a difference to Roundhouse projects and hearing what other young people think about the work Roundhouse does. In her words: “I know this place rocked my world for the better so I’d love to be able to introduce other young people to what they do!” Excellent!

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Elizabeth

Elizabeth first got involved with the Roundhouse having taken part in the music producer drop-in sessions. She wanted to participate in a volunteering opportunity to do with the creative industries and thought RYAB would be the ideal opportunity to represent the voice of young people in the arts.

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She has a passion for most things relating to music, volunteering, poetry and dance and her hobbies include producing music, roller skating, dancing, sewing and painting.

By being a part of the board, Elizabeth wants to bring new and innovative ideas to the table and help shape the future of the Roundhouse.

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Jason

Jason has been coaching for over three years with organisations such as Parkour Dance Company, Free Your Instinct and the London Academy of Gymnastics and Dance. Since joining the Roundhouse, Jason has performed at a host of events including Boomtown, Bestival and Circus Fest 2016. He enjoys involvement in media projects and dabbles in music from time to time.

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Having studied Geography at UCL, Jason is now a freelance movement coach and a performance artist with the Roundhouse Street Circus Collective. Alongside these roles, he represents the UK on the European Youth Circus Organisation forum. He joined RYAB and represented young people on the board of trustees to improve the Roundhouse experience and offer great opportunities as accessibly as possible.

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Julian

Having used the studios for recording and rehearsing for several years, Julian has also completed the Roundhouse Festival Producers Course and taken part in radio drop-in sessions.

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Having used the studios for recording and rehearsing for several years, Julian has also completed the Roundhouse Festival Producers Course and taken part in radio drop-in sessions.

Julian appreciates and understands the increasing importance and need for strong youth facilities and creative opportunities for young people in London. He hopes that RYAB can act as an efficient communication stream and steering group for the Roundhouse to succeed in becoming a thriving hub of young creative talent through the opportunities and education they offer.

As well as having worked at the Roundhouse, Julian has been involved in running open mic nights, jams and showcases as well as doing freelance sound engineering.

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Keifer

Keifer is the longest running member of RYAB, joining in 2011, and has seen many positive changes from the group. He feels RYAB is important “because it gives young people a voice and a chance to socialise in a creative atmosphere”.

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Keifer started at the Roundhouse in 2009 on a project with popular radio station KISS 100 in connection with N-Dubz. The same year he went on to work on his very own radio show and movies before taking part in a 9 month project called Turning Point.

He is currently setting up his own company in high-end fragrances for the UK and American market and has also been hard at work staring in different TV shows for channel 4, BBC worldwide and other stations.

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Martina

I’d like RYAB to be more known by people involved in Roundhouse projects and courses and incrementing direct feedback to improve and ease young creatives’ access to the Roundhouse facilities and collaborative mindset.

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I believe in what the Roundhouse stands for: a space for young creatives to grow and leave any worries and any shame out the door. The Roundhouse allowed me to create out of my own mind without restriction but with solid and honest mentoring, and I want to make sure that other young creatives experience this sort of artistic freedom too.

I’d like RYAB to be more known by people involved in Roundhouse projects and courses and incrementing direct feedback to improve and ease young creatives’ access to the Roundhouse facilities and collaborative mindset.

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Michael

I joined RYAB because I think its a great way for the Roundhouse to shape its content and really wanted to be a part of that process

I’d just like to help contribute to the continued growth of the Roundhouse

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My passions are camera work and making film content, when I’m not doing that I’m generally at a gig or at the cinema with friends

Pretty easy going always happy to have a laugh with someone

I’ve been involved with the Roundhouse at first taking part in the Bloomberg broadcast programme and since then have been a support tutor and camera operator

I joined RYAB because I think its a great way for the Roundhouse to shape its content and really wanted to be a part of that process

I’d just like to help contribute to the continued growth of the Roundhouse

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Muyiwa

Muyiwa currently works in digital marketing and has an array of hobbies including gaming and managing and editing his own YouTube show. He joined RYAB to act as a liaison for the creatives within Roundhouse.

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Muyiwa has a radio show on Roundhouse named Twenty Nothings.

During his time on the board, Muyiwa wants to ensure that young people are being listened to and their views are being fairly represented.

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Sophie

My name is Sophie Kilburn and I am an acoustic soul/pop/folk singer-songwriter and actor based in London. I am a woman making her way through life being a creative and trying to enjoy the instability that a life in the arts brings.

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My name is Sophie Kilburn and I am an acoustic soul/pop/folk singer-songwriter and actor based in London. I am a woman making her way through life being a creative and trying to enjoy the instability that a life in the arts brings.

My hobbies cross over in my passions as I am determined to do/be involved in the arts and help others wherever I can. I do love running and I am mildly addicted to solitaire.

I am an emerging artist and now you can’t get me out of the midi-suites. The Roundhouse is a place full of compassionate, positivity and believe and that is hard to come by.

I would love to bring energy and passion to RYAB. It is good to be involved behind the scenes as you appreciate everything and everyone you meet so much more. I will give enthusiasm, encouragement and a very prominent laugh.

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Ryder

He is currently preparing to release an EP of instrumental music in the summer of 2017, as well as working with a variety of artists, both as a producer and as a pianist/keyboardist.

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Ryder has been using the rehearsal and studio rooms at the Roundhouse since 2014 and is a former resident artist. He has been on RYAB since 2016 and has also spent a year as a front of house volunteer at the Roundhouse.
As a piano teacher and graduate of the music department of King’s College London, he is passionate about creating music and encouraging young people to express themselves artistically.

He aspires to use his time in RYAB to further this cause by ensuring that the Roundhouse supports young artists to their full potential by collaborating with them musically, performing with them, and surveying them as to how the studio experience can be improved.

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Vidisha

After the Roundhouse literally transformed her life – the slogan doesn’t lie – and accelerated her career in the music industry, she wants to give back and help improve opportunities for other young artists and business enthusiasts. She aims to bring her in depth knowledge of the Roundhouse and close friendships with other studio users and staff to take the roundhouse further!

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Vidisha has been at the roundhouse for over two years now, taking part in about 12 projects, across media and music and performing arts, and providing content for roundhouse radio, roundhouse blog, and helping production and programming with roundhouse rising festival and events. from the knowledge and resources made available at the Roundhouse, launched Concentus Music during the OnTrack program when she was 17.

After the Roundhouse literally transformed her life – the slogan doesn’t lie – and accelerated her career in the music industry, she wants to give back and help improve opportunities for other young artists and business enthusiasts. She aims to bring her in depth knowledge of the Roundhouse and close friendships with other studio users and staff to take the roundhouse further!

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