Our #Tynesiders project aims to empower young people aged 11-25 from new, emerging and established communities in the North East to tell their unique stories of migration through photography and oral histories.

The 2 year project will support underrepresented groups to access heritage venues and narratives. Their migration narratives and images will build a digital archive of their heritage to increase representation across the Tyneside cityscape: in public spaces/museums/galleries, on public transport and online.

Throughout this project, young people will gain invaluable media skills through practical, hands-on experience with a DSLR camera. We’ll start with the basics looking at how to use a camera and what makes a good photo and then progress onto more advanced skills like using the rule of thirds and storytelling through photography. On top of this, young people will also be encouraged to join interesting discussions and voice their opinion on a variety of subjects surrounding heritage, migration and photography.

If you want to take part in this project you’ll gain:

  • Communication Skills
  • Photography Skills
  • Story-Telling Skills
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Leadership Skills
  • Employability Skills

These sessions are casual, fun and free. You will receive group and 1 to 1 support throughout. All equipment will be provided and there will also be free trips to different heritage exhibitions around Newcastle. You will also have the chance to exhibit your own heritage media work locally. The sessions will run for 10-12 weeks and be between 2-3 hours each with opportunities to stay involved in the project after that.

If you’re interested in this workshop or just want more details, please contact Rob Austin on [email protected]

This project has been made possible by funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund