Hackney Pirates

Adventures in Learning

Volunteer Actors needed to support Young Pirates’ Leadership Podcast!


Who we are

The Hackney Pirates is an education charity working to develop the literacy, confidence and perseverance of young people (Young Pirates) aged 9 – 12 in Hackney, so that they achieve both in school and in the world beyond. We publish our Young Pirates’ work through creative projects such as books and films, and we’re currently working on a podcast series entitled Leaders of the World 2050.

What the project is

Our Young Pirates are developing characters who are the world leaders of 2050. They are considering what they look like, what kind of person they are, how they treat people, and what makes them special. The world leaders have been faced with a challenge, and our podcasts will be a series of ‘Year of 2050 Round-Up’ episodes, presenting the news of how the Young Pirates’ world leaders tackled their challenges.

What we’re looking for

We’re looking for some brilliant actors who can volunteer a few hours of their time to bring to life scripts that our Young Pirates have written for our upcoming podcast series. We will be recording from 27th March to 31st March, 5pm to 8pm.

What you will be doing

You will arrive, be briefed by our Young Pirates about how they would like you deliver their script, have some time to practice, then record the scripts they have written on the same day. Ideally, we’d like you to come in everyday from the 27th to the 31st March 5pm to 8pm. If you would really like to be involved but cannot commit to everyday, we can be flexible so please do get in touch. We promise it will be a huge amount of fun bringing to life the weird and wonderful characters the Young Pirates create. It will also have a huge impact on the young people’s confidence to see their ideas being given your professional skills and attention.

How to get involved

Email Please send us a brief description of your acting experience. We look forward to hearing from you!

As we are a charity for young people, your commitment is essential to us. Please do not commit to any days that you are unsure you can do, as not turning up on the day will be very disappointing to our Young Pirates.