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“…and we say nonsense?”

An exciting new multi-media artwork was premiered recently at an exclusive screening and exhibition at Darlington Arts Centre.

Looked After Young People from Darlington have been spending their Saturday mornings learning new skills and creating a range of content since March for the exhibition “…and we say nonsense?”

Working with artists from Scruff Productions Limited. the young people have completed a range of workshops in animation, creative writing, music and video and mastered many new skills in order to present their work.

“…and we say nonsense?” was screened to a specially invited audience of friends, parents and carers, workers & Councillors from across Darlington, giving the young people a chance to have their voices heard and opinions listened to. The Worshipful The Mayor of Darlington, Cllr Haszeldine congratulated the work and achievements of the young people, and presented them with certificates.

Jane Gray, Education Officer at Tees Valley Arts commented

“The project has been very successful and Scruff Productions involvement with the young people has really built their confidence and arts skills and given them an appetite for more involvement.”

Councillor Chris McEwan, Darlington Council’s Cabinet Member for Children’s Services said:

“The young people involved gave an excellent exhibition. It was a great event, showing the many talents this group of creative young people have.”

The project has been supported by Darlington Borough Council’s Children’s Services and Arts Development Teams, with Tees Valley Arts and Scruff Productions.

The animated section of the film project can be viewed at www.scruffproductions.co.uk/player.php?id=7