Creative Collisions and Young Norfolk Arts Trust have set up a new Creative Media & communications model for Great Yarmouth. Over a period of nine months a twenty-eight students have taken part in training with BBC Voices, National Centre for Writing, professional photographers and a zine designer. They collaborated with Original Projects to showcase films, photography, prints, podcasts and a zine at the Ex Marks the Spot gallery. Additional workshops were delivered with Dogface improv, Print to the People and UEA Creative Careers advisor.
The group has provided media services to the Enjoy- Cultural Education Partnership as well as acting as a consultation group for the LCEP; They have helped to identify areas of development for their age group including live music, high quality street art and outdoor cinema and they are keen to get involved with programming events.
Working with professional mentors the group have produced addressed a challenging range of real assignments including making a podcast to celebrate 250yrs of Circus in the UK, documenting the first ever Gay Pride March in Great Yarmouth and filming a community theatre production of Oliver Twist. The group also worked with partners such as Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust & Great Yarmouth Borough Council to make recorded interviews which will be permanently installed at the newly restored Venetian Waterways.
We are delighted that Young Comms Yarmouth and is set to continue as a part of Norfolk Museums – Kick the Dust programme of youth engagement with heritage. If you are interested in media and shaping museums and heritage or would like to find out more, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org