Young people promote festival

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A group of young people are pursuing their ambitions of working in the events and arts sector, after being recruited as young ambassadors for the SO Festival 2015.

The young ambassadors, all aged between 15 and 25 years, are being given training in customer care, marketing, events and community engagement, before receiving a qualification for their work.

The programme, which is part of a scheme run by street arts consortium, Without Walls, aims to help young people gain experience in the events and arts sector.

Young ambassador coordinator Sara Bullimore said: “It really is a brilliant opportunity for the ambassadors as they will not only gain a qualification but will also gain a wealth of experience to take forward.

“I just wish that I had something like this to be involved in when I was younger.”

Taking place from June 25 to July 5, the festival and young ambassadors will be visiting market towns across East Lindsey including Horncastle, Louth, Alford and Spilsby before finishing in Skegness for a three-day spectacular.

The event was awarded 
National Portfolio Funding from Arts Council England last year in recognition of bringing new audiences, opportunities and experiences to the festival arts and entertainment scene .