18 Dec 2021 |
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** This coming spring will see Young Bristol’s Youth Voice group visit Hannover following
on from an exchange visit to Bristol in Summer 2019. The trip has been a long time in the
making, but with funding secured from UK-German-Connection, we will begin linking on with
our Hannoverian counterparts from February 2022.
The Youth Voice group are Young Bristol’s youth advocacy group, made up of members from
across our club network. The young people will initially meet online to get to know each other
through games, language quizzes, and shared content such as ‘a typical day in the life of a
Bristolian.’ Building these relationships before the actual visit in the Easter Holidays will
enable the young people to immerse themselves while with their peers in Hannover.
Over here . . . the Hannover group in Bristol in 2019
During the trip, the group will be using creative methods to record, research and reflect on their
experiences of the youth service in Hannover. They will be taking part in practical activities
such as rope walks and street art tours, as well as visiting other youth clubs. Each day will see
some time for personal reflection and journaling. Once back in the U.K. the group will meet to
share their experiences and create new art inspired by them.
The art work and documentation of the visit (photographs, journals, writings, videos), will be
curated into an exhibition, along with a creative presentation for the Chief Executive of Young
Bristol, Trustees, Bristol Hannover Council and other youth club members.
The intention is that they will have suggestions and ideas about the way Young Bristol
currently operates and where improvements or changes can be made. We will be building even
stronger links with Marco and the team in Hannover and welcome a return from them in 2023. FAYE KEANE Creative Programme Lead for Young Bristol