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.
What characters are in your after life?
These are ours. Read more
Climate grief, inner thoughts and secrets - brought to life. Read more
Jam with us. Read more
The five stages of grief enacted. Read more
You're at the gates of heaven and hell, who goes through and who gets transferred? Read more
Celebrating nature, and its interconnected, ever moving cycle of living and dying. Read more
Day of the Dead dance routine. Read more
Exploring different cultural traditions of death through diverse imagery and techniques. Read more
What would you wear to welcome back souls during Dia de Muertos? Read more
"Held in Pockets" is a spoken word poem by young artist Leeza Awojobi. It compares the comfort and security one finds in youth services to the comfort and security of a pocket - something you hardly notice, but which is necessary. These ‘pockets’ are dotted around the city and help young people to grow into maturity and affirm them in their journey to adulthood, helping them to be secure and ready to take on life’s challenges. Read more
It’s been quite a three years. Since 2017, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and Department of Digital Culture Media and Sport (DCMS), we have provided new opportunities for young people across the city, reaching into areas we weren’t delivering in previously. Read more
Using lived experience, this short film plays on and explores the framework of the Five Stages of Grief - denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance. Read more