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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In order to tie in with the grief theme we played with the idea of Day of the Dead, creating a dance piece using a variety of dance styles such as Afro-Caribbean, Locking and Hip Hop Socials.

The group learnt a variety of techniques and created their own material working in small groups. Although this term there was an age difference across the group, all involved were amazing and supported each other throughout the course!

You can watch the young people practice the dance routine below. Keep an eye out on our social media for live dance classes coming soon. 

Congratulations to the young people who took part:

  • Milly (11)
  • Luana (10)
  • Flo (10)
  • Angie (13)
  • Alex (11)
  • Matvii (10)
  • Robyn (11)
  • Amelia (14)
  • Willow (15)
  • Noemi (14)
  • Elisha (14)
  • Veneza (14)

Special thanks to course tutor Issie and assistant Lucy. 

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