On the 19 November 2014 there will be a Pop Up Parliament that will debate issues decided by young people aged 16- 19.
The Pop Up Parliament event will be chaired by MP Alison Seabeck and a panel made up of Mike Jarman, Chief Executive of the Zone, Ann Kinahan, Chief Executive of the Citizens Advice Bureau and Dan Whitby, President of the University of St Mark and St John, Student Union.
The Pop up Parliament will be held between 7.00pm and 8.30pm at the University of St Mark and St John. The parliamentary audience will be made up of young people and students.
The event will show case work from a pop up portrait studio that will have captured, with photography and film the voices of a diverse group of young people aged 13 plus. This part of the event is organised by the Zone, a city wide advice, information and support agency and Foto Now a CIC who will be undertaking the photography.
Any young person aged between 13 and 19 years old can come along to the Zone on the 30 of October 2014, between 10.00am and 4.00pm to have their say in portrait.
A wide range of youth and community partner agencies are collaborating to open up Parliament Week to young people across the City. A variety of workshops, forums and discussion groups will take place between the 14 November 2014 and 19 November 2014.
Project partners include Youth Projects in the North end of the city, Southway Youth Centre, The Zone, Wiser Wonga, Plymouth Citizens Advice Bureau, Whitleigh Salvation Army, Barefoot Project and Plymouth Youth Sailing, University of St Mark and St John Archive Project. Support has been given by the South West Parliamentary Outreach Officer in organising this event also.