Good Grief - Creative Showcase 2020

Our Creative Courses bring together over 80 young people aged 10-18 from diverse backgrounds every term. Delivered in community settings across Bristol and South Gloucestershire, often in youth clubs, we explore difficult topics with young people who use creativity to express themselves, build resilience and develop relationships based on trust with experienced Creative Youth Workers.  

This spring term, we have worked in partnership with Good Grief Festival. Using nine different artforms, we enabled young people to think, talk and learn about grief whilst learning new creative skills. 

The ten week long courses are led by professional artists trained in youth work and assisted by young emerging artists, for whom this is a crucial step into their creative careers.

In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, we cancelled our end of term showcase event and instead we have collated young people's work in this digital space.

Alongside the work from each course which you can see below, the young people have also worked to achieve their Level 1 Bronze Arts Award qualification. We would like to say a huge well done to each of them for completing this term and we hope you enjoy their creativity.

If you love these young people's work as much as we do, comment below! And if you're a young person who took part in one of the courses, tell us what was your favourite thing about it? 

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Using lived experience, this short film plays on and explores the framework of the Five Stages of Grief - denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance.

The film was produced by a group of 14-19 year olds who have experienced bereavement and used film making as a way to tell their story. They wrote the script and gained skills in camera work, lighting and editing as well as featuring in the film themselves.

The group had support from youth workers and bereavement specialists.

This film was made by Creative Youth Network in collaboration with the Good Grief Festival, University of Bristol and Winston's Wish.

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