“Young people have a clarity of thinking and understanding about climate change that its so important to hear. Our hope is that the work will support them in developing their voices further and help them to be heard.”
A series of short films (which could be linked together) looking at the relationship between Rochdale and Trafford’s diverse communities and their responses to urban green spaces – Rochdale’s Falinge Park and Trafford Park. How do people feel about climate change when they are in a green space? If there was a phone box in their green space that could speak to the world what message would they send about it? The participants will engage with communities using the space, in the space having first explored what urban green spaces mean to them and how they can help the world climate change conversation.
Link4life manages two theatres, a museum, gallery and collections, archives, local studies library, festivals, Education and Outreach and Arts Development. It convenes the Local Cultural Education Partnership, manages GMArts, and leads on the Arts Council’s strategy ‘Let’s Create’ for the borough, linking to economic agendas, tourism and heritage. Touchstones – Rochdale Art Gallery & Museum was reopened in 2002 after a restoration project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Rochdale Borough Council. It is a primary cultural venue serving the borough and includes an art gallery, local studies centre, museum and education space. Touchstones currently works with 96% of local schools and runs targeted activity for young people in partnership with the youth service and local agencies. Touchstones is home to the Rochdale Indra group.
Gorse Hill Studios
Gorse Hill Studios Creative Community (GHSCC) is an ambitious and creative youth charity, who believe that all young people must have the right social, emotional and educational investment in their future. It works with young people by engaging them through the arts, music and alternative arts accreditations, encouraging them to value themselves by taking an active role in their learning and education. GHSCC support them with building achievable aspirational pathways for their futures.