ICE - Inspire // Create // Exchange - aims to address and explore important mental health issues in young people using high-quality arts and culture. The project will measure impact and share positive outcomes, and in doing so will seek to influence organisational change. For each phase or project group, there will be three stages: Inspire - an inspiration point, such as a trip to a cultural venue; Create - a participation phase such as regular workshops with professional artists, musicians or cultural practitioners; and finally, Exchange - showcasing opportunities, such as performance, exhibitions or online sharing of work created.
The ICE Project has now celebrated its first year with a showcase evening of film, music and dance.
The celebration evening, which was held at the Point in Eastleigh, showcased just a selection of some the projects in which the young people have participated over the past twelve months. These included: writing lyrics and music for, playing the instruments for and recording their own song in a professional recording studio; scripting, acting in and producing films about the effect of a close family bereavement on young people; a dance piece around the word ‘worry’ choreographed and performed live by young people from Hampshire Fostering Network and Lakeside School in Chandler’s Ford. An exhibition of artwork and photography produced for the project was also on display at the Point, and will be available for the public to view until Monday 30 April.
This film was created by young people from Hampshire CAMHS, in the New Forest. The group worked together to decide on their message, storyboard and script, then used the professional camera to create this original short film.
Young people from Hampshire CAMHS have been part of a regular photography group at the West End Centre in Aldershot. They have learnt techniques and tricks from In Focus Education, using professional DSLR cameras, chosen their own shared theme of 'Hope' and are working towards an original exhibition in February 2018.
Young people from Hampshire CAMHS took part in a music workshop over Summer 2017 run by SoCo Music project at The Point in Eastleigh.
We hope this will turn into a regular group.
Through engaging in high quality arts and cultural programmes, the partners and investors Hampshire Cultural Trust, Artswork and Hampshire CAMHS aim to promote positive mental health, build young people’s emotional resilience and, more specifically, bring to the attention of all issues that are important to young people.
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