Young people from Ings in Hull created a unique record of their year in a media project in 2017. To mark Hull’s year as UK City of Culture 2017, Compendium Living and RSL Together Housing jointly funded a project giving local young people the chance to capture their own perspective on the city in this special year.

Skatepark graffiti art

The project enabled Newground, a specialist youth and community organisation, to deliver a wealth of activities for the young people during the year.  Local young people had the chance to do a huge variety of things, often for the first time.  These ranged from kit car building and racing, to videoing local people about life in Ings.  There were also opportunities to try skateboarding, angling, orienteering, cycling, kayaking, photography, arts and crafts amongst many other activities.

Families at the video launch event

Compendium Living funded photography and video equipment and training to enable the young people to generate their story of 2017. Operating from Ings Resource Centre and with support from a professional film-maker, they produced a video record of their year. They launched their 20 minute video at an event in December to celebrate all their achievements during the year.

Dave Bullock, our managing director, said: “From our perspective, we don’t just build homes.  We work with people at the grass roots in the areas we’re developing. We were delighted to support a project that helped young people to explore their local area and make their own video.  It was also important to give them the opportunity to gain new experiences and learn new skills.”