Young carers involved in new museum display

18/07/2016
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Some young carers have helped create an exhibit, a new dance and heritage film installation, that is now on display at Watford Museum.

‘Museums in Motion’ looks at the theme ‘what is inside your mobile phone?’ and five young carers that we support were involved in the project that explored the apps, functions and capabilities of the mobile phone and the historical items that were used for the same task.

The young people and their families spent three days as dancers, directors and film-makers to create the installations with a team of professional artists from BEEE Creative and makeAMPLIFY

Groups of young people aged between eight and 18 also took part in similar sessions at Stevenage and Royston Museums to create film installations to be exhibited at the venues.

The installation at Watford Museum was launched on 8th July and the young carers could see the outcome of their work.

Laura Horn, Watford Borough Council’s Arts Development Officer, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for us to be able to offer our young carers in Watford. The collaboration of dance, technology and heritage made it an amazing experience. We look forward to sharing the installation with our visitors too!”

Carole Whittle, our Health and Wellbeing Manager who is responsible for the young carers service, said: “We were pleased that young carers were invited to be part of this project. The young carers involved had great fun and got to develop their dance and creative skills as well as meet other young carers.”

The exhibition is free to visit and is at the Watford Museum, 194 Lower High Street, Watford, WD17 2DT, until Friday 2nd September. It can be viewed during the Museum opening times, Thursday to Saturday 10am - 5pm.

To learn more about how Carers in Hertfordshire supports unpaid carers, young and old, please visit www.carersinherts.org.uk or call 01992 58 69 69.

You can see the Watford film at https://vimeo.com/174021973

Last modified on Monday, 18 July 2016 01:17