Claire Weetman has been working with Aspire Trust to project manage ‘Perception:Deception’, part of Four Corners 2011. Read on for more details…
What stories do they have to tell?
As part of Four Corners 2011, Aspire Trust have been working in the Alt Valley neighbourhood, using film and performance to uncover stories, challenge stereotypes and highlight the positive work carried out by detached youth groups in the area.
Four Corners is Culture Liverpool’s major community participation arts based project and in it’s 6th year arts organisations are working across the six neighbourhoods of Liverpool to engage and explore Liverpool’s communities, challenging issues such as perception and acceptance of crime and low expectations. Aspire Trust have engaged with two detached youth teams in Alt Valley in the following projects, which will be showcased at the Four Corners Exhibition at Liverpool John Moores Art Academy in Liverpool city centre during April.
Is everything as it seems? Are the lives of young people always carefree? This ghost walk encounters stories written by members of Fazakerley 506 youth project – From a Victorian boy’s story inspired by the haunted Fazakerley cottage homes to a modern young man who enjoys a night out with the lads, these tales tell of the trials and tribulations that young people have faced throughout history.
Walton Youth Project and tenants from St Luke’s Court have been working together to challenge stereotypes. They have previously worked together on a gardening project and arts and crafts sessions which brought young and old together. They have reflected on these experiences and now use poetry, filmmaking and role reversal to ask you ‘Are we all the same?’
Four Corners 2011 Exhibition
Private View: Tuesday 5th April 5pm-7pm All Welcome
Wednesday 6th – Tuesday 12th April 2011
LJUM Art & Design Academy
Duckinfield Street, Liverpool, L3 5RD
Monday-Friday: 10am-5pm Saturday: 12pm-5pm