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Data Rave 4th June
Eastside’s Millennium Point is set to host a data-driven ‘rave’ that will give young people, aged 16 and above, the chance to explore the EU Referendum through a series of creative interventions and activities.
Ministry of Data will take place in Millennium Point’s Atrium on Saturday 4th June from 8pm to 11pm. The event is designed to help young people make decisions around the big question on everyone’s mind – to #Brexit or to #Bremain?
The event has been organised by Doink, a Birmingham-based start-up company that collects and communicates data creatively to help people make better decisions, and its sister company Beatfreeks, a creative youth engagement agency which empowers young people to reach their potential.
Guests will be able to take part in a range of activities including stamping their identity at the free temporary tattoo parlour and getting ‘snapped with a stat’ in the pop-up photobooth.
As well as being able to register to vote on the night, individuals will have access to Public Relationship Counselling – a session in which live sound mixes are made based on their feelings towards the EU.
Guests will also be treated to street food, a DJ, live soundscapes, and a dance floor with a range of live visual projections and giant 6 foot balloons.
Neil Anderson, director of marketing, communications and events at Millennium Point, says: “The EU Referendum is such a hot topic and our city needs to inform young people so that they feel confident when voting IN or OUT. Ministry of Data provides a unique approach for people to come together and explore one of the biggest political moments to date.
“We are proud to support Beatfreeks and Doink who are continuously finding new ways to debate topical issues and engage people across the city.”
Anisa Haghdadi, Founder and CEO of Beatfreeks and Doink, adds: “Ministry of Data gives us the chance to capture the interest of young people in a fun setting suited to them. We’ve designed the event around a rave-inspired environment drawing on themes of enjoyment, socialising, letting go, stimulation and excitement. We hope young people across the city join us at Millennium Point.”
For more information and to book your free ticket, visit: millenniumpoint.org.uk/Event/beatfreeks-ministry-of-data