"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.


This video is presented by the Youth Investment Fund partnership in Bristol which is a collaboration between acta, Creative Youth Network, Empire Fighting Chance, Travelling Light Theatre Company, Young Bristol and Youth Moves.

The Youth Investment Fund provides new opportunities for young people to get involved in their communities, support their personal development and get the skills and confidence they need to enter the workplace and reach their full potential.

It is made up of government and Nationally Lottery funding from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the National Lottery Community Fund.

This short film is based on young people's views from across partners organisation and has been produced by creative agency eight, Knowle West Media Centre's multi-disciplinary team of experienced professionals working alongside emerging creatives, championing diverse talent and providing young people the support and skills they need to develop their career.