The campaign has a limited roll out across Newcastle, with different venues being invited to participate every quarter based on their location.
In 2017/18 venues from; Ouseburn Valley, the Diamond Strip and Jesmond become part of Shout Up.
In 2018/19 venues will be invited from: The Bigg Market, The Quayside, NE1 as well as city centre Students’ Union venues.
WHY TAKE PART?
Because if we not only make our venues, but also #ShoutUp about it, i.e. if we declare a zero tolerance to sexual harassment and tell people about the work we do to make our venues safer, more people attend, people stay longer, spend more and keep coming back.
Because your participation in Shout-Up! will have a very positive impact on your Raising the Bar application
Because this requires nothing but your time and support, a training opportunity for your team and a press and marketing opportunity for your venue, at no cost to you
The training is delivered by experts from Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland. It's formal name is Bystander Intervention, it supports bar staff and door staff to recognise situations that could endanger patrons and understand the impact of sexual violence on those who experience it and fellow patrons. The training will teach staff how to deal with these situations within the scope of their role, i.e. they will not be required to put themselves in danger.
RAISING THE BAR
Shout-Up is led by and devised by the same organisation who deliver Raising the Bar, Safe Newcastle.
Raising the Bar is a best practice scheme and accreditation certifying the venue for their upkeep of public order, noise reduction, safety and public health.
Shout Up! is specifically about best practice when it comes to eliminating sexual harassment in venues in the city and how to make your venue a safe space for all patrons.
All venues who participate in Shout-Up! will have this considered as part of their Raising the Bar application, and will be looked upon favourably because of it.
MARKETING & PR
Marketing and PR support is a key part of the campaign, the activity spans social media, advertising, local press - including opportunities for radio, TV and editorial as well as in venue marketing including posters, beer mats and t-shirts.