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A youth group's story of City of Culture

A youth group's story of City of Culture

Celebrating Hull’s year as City of Culture, a group of local young people have taken part in an exciting media project to tell their story of the special year.

A youth group in the Ings estate in East Hull have been working on a year-long project to capture the unique activities taking place during Hull’s year as City of Culture. The young media-producers came together to capture their own perspective, using photographs, video and other media to share their stories of 2017.

The youth group received training from a professional film-maker at the Ings Resource Centre, before making their own video that will be premiered at the end of the year. So far the young video-makers have recorded: green powered kit car racing; a community event at Grasby Park; interviews with local people; angling, cycling and kayaking sessions amongst many other activities.

“It’s been a fun year and we’ve done loads of amazing things at youth club, I can’t wait to see it all come together”, said Amber May (14).

The project is being run by Newground, a part of the Together Housing Group, whose youth and community staff help communities to become happier, healthier and safer.

Katie Bower, Senior Project Officer for Newground, said: “Ings estate has a genuine community ethos and the young people are keen to show their positive engagement with the youth project during this year of City of Culture. They’ve chosen and planned their activities, often doing things for the first time. Their video will be a great record of their memories.”

Funding for this City of Culture project has come from Together Housing Group and Compendium Living, a leader in regeneration and urban renewal. Together Housing Group is working with Compendium Living in partnership with Hull City Council to regenerate housing in Ings. The partnership is currently building 83 homes for a mix of affordable rent and shared ownership, with a further 64 homes built for open market sale.

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