Young people explore their city in Playhouse Digital Dialogue Project

Posted on: 29th June 2012

A special Digital Dialogue Presentation exploring what this city means to our young people today was shown this week.

The Exhibition and Short Films Screening is the culmination of work generated by learners involved in The Playhouse's Digital Dialogue Project, and was showcased on Wednesday (June 27)

Focussing on the theme, Places of Derry~Londonderry young people from Derry Youth & Community Workshop, Foyle Down Syndrome Trust and Rutledge Joblink have been studying Digital Photography, Film & Video Production and Website Development accredited through Open College Network.

Head of Education at The Playhouse Sharon McLennan said: "Today's work is Phase I of a two part project in the run up to the UK City of Culture 2013 celebrations, at which point, Phase I (Places of Derry~Londonderry) will be joined with Phase II (Faces of Derry~Londonderry) into one Digital Dialogue Presentation of what the city means to our young people today, which will be presented as part of The Playhouse's Education Department's City of Culture Events.

"Many thanks to both Denzel Browne and John Deery, the two Facilitators who have worked with our young people since October 2011 for assisting in the process of creating today's work. Also thanks are due to the partner organisations, Derry Youth & Community Workshop, Foyle Down Syndrome Trust and Rutledge Joblink for their efforts in supporting this project throughout its delivery. Thanks to our funders, ACNI and North West Regional College for their continued support and last but not least many thanks to all the young people who have provided us with a great insight into what the city means to them."

For more information on this project contact Sharon McLennan at The Playhouse on (028)71268027.


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Sharon Moran, Head of Education at The Playhouse, with participants work

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(L-R) Playhouse Digital Dialogue Project participants Daniel Kavanagh, Raymond Morrison, Martin Garnon, Eugene McCarron and James Maguire.

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