BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra Academy

BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra Academy

During a week-long series of free masterclasses and workshops, the Nerve Centre played host to some of the most influential names in music and entertainment as part of the BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra Academy. 

From May 11-17 2013, over 5,500 young people filed through the Nerve Centre doors to grab the opportunity to learn new skills in everything from journalism to design, event management to TV production. 

Highlights included pupils from a number of schools in the city attending a live broadcast of the Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw featuring a special performance from rapper Wretch 32, and Irish rockers The Script playing a special Live Lounge set later in the week.

Other special guests included; Gabrielle Aplin, the cast of EasterEnders, as well as a host of Radio 1 presenters who, throughout the week, broadcasted live from the Nerve Centre.

Nine new artists from Northern Ireland including Silhouette, SOAK, Little Bear, Wonder Villains, Girls Names, Ryan Vail, Axis Of, Gerard i2 and Droids had their chance to shine, gracing the Nerve Centre stage for BBC Introducing Live, broadcast live to thousands of Radio 1 listeners.


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