Over the past 6 months, the Fusion Youth Group, based on the Middlegate Estate, have been working on a photography project alongside the Comeunity Team and the Middlegate Community Association. The funding for the project was obtained through the Your South Yarmouth, Your Decision 2009-2010 Participatory Budgeting programme, which saw local residents in South Yarmouth vote for and allocate funding towards the project.
During this time, the young people received training in photography from a GY College Tutor, and took hundreds of photos of their local community, which were shown in early November in the Rumbelow Gallery in Great Yarmouth Library.
Apart from the 50 plus photos that were on display, the young people also put together a delightful brochure of the photos taken during the project, and this is still available to pick up at the current Transitions exhibition at the gallery, on until the 19th November.
The young people also participated in workshops run by poet Rupert Mallin and young filmmaker Jade Yaxley. The decided they wanted to explore bullying past and present, and did this through cartoon, words, a visit to the Tolhouse Museum, and film. Emily Payne edited the film material they produced to create a short video posted to You Tube:
For any enquiries related to Fusions, please contact Katie Folkes on 01493 845 929 or at firstname.lastname@example.org