Bristol through the eyes of young people

Posted on by Fay Curtis.

We’re launching a new museum display on what it’s like to be young in Bristol.

Why are we doing it?

The project aims to capture stories and opinions from 14-19 year olds from across the city and from all walks of life. We want to show our audiences the diverse realities of young people in the city and help create a sense of empathy, understanding and respect.

What are we doing?

We’ll be travelling to schools, groups and youth centres where we’re record video and audio interviews and encourage young people to submit photographic illustrations of their own lives. Many of these will then be edited and put on public display at M Shed.

How can you get involved?

If you work with young people or are a young person yourself, there are two main ways you can get involved:

  1. Selfie project

    We’re getting people to send one selfie and three other pictures that illustrate their lives. These could be places they like to go with their friends, their favourite view, their bedroom, their cat, their mosque… whatever they feel is important. These will help us to gain an insight into what young people value about the city and their lives here. Submit your own now!

  2. Video project

    We asked visitors to our museums what one question they would ask a young person. We’re filming young people across the city as they give their own answers to these questions. If you want your group, class or club to be involved, please get in touch.

Want to know more?

To get involved or find out more, contact us at [email protected].

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