the young people's manifesto_
The Young People's Manifesto from Newcastle needed a space to display their revolutionary exhibition.
I am so grateful to somewhereto_ for their support throughout my project; for offering me both well known accessible venues as well as unsual ones that I didn't even know existed!
Florrie - somewhereto_ young person
how did the idea come about?
The Young People's Manifesto is a group of artists in Newcastle with a plan to change Newcastle and the world through their art.
With the precarious economic environment at the moment, Frances, 24 from Newcastle and his Young People's Manifesto team were keen to put across their vision of the city, that has been their home all their lives, to the public.
The project took two years and they all put together pieces of work that expressed what they felt Newcastle once was and what it is to them now, in the face of uncertain times. The different art forms they used included quilt making, guerrilla arts and photography, animation and street poetry.
how did somewhereto_ help?
The Young People's Manifesto needed a space to hold their work. Ideally they wanted a central space with the right feel so many people would be able to come and see the exhibition.
somewhereto_ was able to find them The Boiler Shop, a huge warehouse space just outside Newcastle with good access and loads of space to display their work.
The event ended up being a huge success and the owners of the Boiler Shop themselves were hugely impressed and the entire exhibition was listed as part of the Tyne and Wear Museums and Archives Late Shows event!
"somewhereto_ set us up with a room at The Boiler Shop Building, a unique and versatile space that was perfect for my event. We were able to transform the room into a utopian Newcastle, whilst showcasing the work of The Young People's Manifesto. The event was a great success, we had nearly 400 visitors in one evening and got some brilliant feedback. Without somewhereto_ there is no way I would have been able to produce such an event."
- Florrie, 23, Newcastle
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