A group of young people aged 14 – 19 years, have been working with us to set up their own activities and events for teenagers in Swansea.
The group meet on Wednesday evenings to discuss and decide new activities and events for other young people to encourage them to take part in arts activities through the Glynn Vivian’s Offsite programme at the YMCA, Swansea.
The team have been working with Gallery Learning Assistant, Tom Goddard, to select a series of cult and classic films that represent youth and being young and will be screening ’12 films to watch before you grow old’, one film each month in 2013.
For the next screening, the group have chosen the 90s indie slacker comedy, ‘Wayne’s World’, which will be shown on Wednesday 27 February at 5.30pm at the Gallery’s offsite base at the YMCA in the Kingsway.
19 year old group member, Ollie Gibb, said, “This film is Mike Myers at his best, a delightfully light hearted take on the 1980-1990’s heavy metal scene and a moral lesson about not selling out.”
During the last few months the group have been taking part in a youth creative writing workshop with writer and poet, Patrick Jones, and Literature Wales. The group devised their own piece of spoken word poetry and to listen to their work visit http://youngpeopleslaureate.org/.
The Glynn Vivian Young People’s group is one of many community groups that the Gallery is working with offsite at the YMCA, Swansea and throughout the city.
If you would like to get involved please call us on 01792 516900.