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Pictures of youth: the next steps…


A rather wet and windy Tuesday saw Adelle and I take another trip to Manchester for a visit to the Powerhouse and an afternoon of research in Manchester Central Library. Taking some time to explore the beautifully refurbished Library, we then delved into the local history section to examine a range of resources; from early twentieth century local newspapers to cultural histories of Manchester’s music scene – all with a focus on the young people of Moss Side, past and present.


After a productive afternoon (with just enough time for some excellent tea and cake) we walked through Manchester to Moss Side and the Powerhouse. There we met with Kemoy Walker and Devon Dixon, youth workers based at the Powerhouse, who were preparing for the very first Tuesday evening youth session.sat 1


We spent some time chatting with Kemoy and Devon about Moss Side, and the work they do with young people and the Powerhouse, and then went on to discuss our ideas for the Moss Side: Pictures of Youth project; in particular how we could connect history to the present and engage with the Moss Side community.


We will be discussing some of these ideas with Kemoy on his Peace FM radio show at 2pm on Wednesday 19 November – where we will be talking about the project, and how people can get involved with their own stories and photos of growing up in Moss Side. You can listen online here or tune into Peace FM 90.1 in the Greater Manchester area.







November 22nd, 2014 - 11:19am

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