We have found that young people really enjoy engaging with their local heritage, as long as its on their terms. Plus, they get a real kick from finding out about the ‘old days’ by chatting with older people. With this in mind, the project will work with young people affiliated to two organisations: SHYPP https://www.wmhousing.co.uk/my-landlord/shypp/ (who provide sheltered housing for young people and Looked-After-Children with Herefordshire Council) http://number4.herefordshire.gov.uk
The project will encourage and enable young people to explore their local heritage using the Derek Evans Studio photographs, video techniques and other creative activities. They will be encouraged to critically engage with their chosen artforms and to question contemporary issues through the lens of the not-so-distant past.
Beyond the Lens: A Contemporary response to the Derek Evans Studio archive
Workshops with looked after children - making videos about their special places