Festival of Hope Chester

Welcome to our Festival of Hope

Led by Chester Young Producers, Festival of Hope Chester will be a digital festival, spanning two days.

A festival for a young curious mind who is willing to welcome and explore other curious minds.

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West Cheshire Museums have been working with two groups of Young Producers, in Chester and Winsford. We want to embed young voices within our organisation and showcase what young people can do.

Emerging from the Grosvenor Museum’s Youth Panel, our Chester Young Producers have focused on creating a festival that will engage other young curious minds, like themselves. This has worked incredibly well alongside our vision as a museum service to inspire our community to discover, explore and enjoy their rich heritage, culture and history.

West Cheshire Museums are a diverse group of museums which include a working watermill and a restored salt production site. Our collections cover a huge slice of Cheshire’s history and tell the stories of the area’s people and places, from prehistoric times to the present day.

www.westcheshiremuseums.co.uk

All views expressed in the programme reflect the opinions of the individual speakers and not West Cheshire Museums or Cheshire West and Chester Council.

ENJOY THE SHOW!

The Lay of the Lockdown

Young Producers: Georgia, Caitlin, Harry.
Featuring: Neil Keating
Live on 5th September at 9am 

An interactive map exploring all the quirky things purchased during lockdown. Add your strangest purchase to our map of the UK.

Project 1. Map

Colour Within the Lines: Living in Lockdown

Young Producers: Caitlin, Georgia, Harry.
Featuring: Kremena Dimitrova
Live on 5th September at 9am 

A cartoon creating a window into the lives of young people.

Project 2 Colour Within the Lines

Creating a Festival: An interview with the Chester Young Producers

Young Producers: Georgia, Caitlin, Harry.
Featuring: Geoff Bird and the Chester Young Producers
Live on 5th September at 9am

Learn about the motivations and aspirations of the Chester Young Producers as they created their Festival of Hope. 

Project 12. Chester Young Producers Sketch

Talk by Isobel Dye

Young Producers: Georgia, Caitlin, Harry.
Featuring: Isobel Dye
Live on 5th September at 1pm

Learn more about concepts like white fragility, white privilege and allyship.

PROJECT 4- ISOBEL DYE

Starting Your Comic Strip

Young Producers: Georgia, Caitlin, Harry.
Featuring: Kremena Dimitrova
Live on 5th September at 2pm

This workshop offers a step-by-step guide to creating a comic strip, from idea generation to speech bubbles.

Project 5. Kremena Dimitrova

Take up space! Empowerment, not apologies.

Young Producers: Georgia, Caitlin, Harry.
Featuring: Professor Emma Rees
Live on 5th September at 3pm

In this talk, Emma Rees encourages you to empower yourself by taking up space.

Project 6. Emma Rees

Power to the People! Exploring protest songs

Young Producers: Georgia, Caitlin, Harry.
Featuring: Matt Hill
Live on 5th September at 4pm

In this workshop you’ll learn some of the history of protest songs and help you identify what makes an effective protest song.

Project 7. Matt Hill

Virtual Open Mic Night

Young Producers: Georgia, Caitlin, Harry
Featuring: Desree, Skitterwit, Kamran Sajid, Jonny Cosmo, Helena Ascough, André Adams, DJ NikNak

Live on 5th August at 8pm 

A open mic night that gives a platform to young people to share their creative talents.

Project3. Open Mic

How to Make a Mini Paper You

Young Producers: Georgia, Caitlin, Harry.
Featuring: Laura Sayers
Live on 6th September at 1pm

Join artist and illustrator Laura Sayers as she shows you how to carefully craft a paper version of yourself.

Project 8. Laura Sayers

Hope, Authenticity and Storytelling

Young Producers: Georgia, Caitlin, Harry.
Featuring: Sara Barnard
Live on 6th September at 2pm

Sara Barnard discusses her experiences writing authentic, hopeful stories for teenagers, and what that means in 2020.

Project 9. Sara Barnard

Into Film Archive Film & Time Capsule Workshop

Young Producers: Georgia, Caitlin, Harry.
Featuring: Into Film
Live on 6th September at 3pm

Join Into Film for a brief history of film, an exploration of archive film and a Time Capsule activity.

Project 10. Into Film Logo

How I Became a Young Activist

Young Producers: Georgia, Caitlin, Harry.
Featuring: Esther Bird
Live on 6th September at 4pm

In her talk, Esther outlines her journey becoming a young activist and shares her tips on how other young people can take action.

Esther Bird

MEET OUR
YOUNG PRODUCERS

WITH THANKS TO

PARTNERS AND HERITAGE FUND

FIND US

Partners:

Grosvenor Museum,
27 Grosvenor Street,
Chester,
CH1 2DD

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