Work by Gateshead Young Writers

The 2019-21 Gateshead young writers’ programme produced 36 creative outputs including poetry anthologies, audio dramas, music videos and a celebration event the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in January 2020 featuring performances from participants.

Work produced by Gateshead Young Writers between 2019-2021 included: 

7 film poems inspired by collections at the Shipley Art Gallery, produced by young people as part of the Gateshead Young Writers summer school 2019 

2 songs written by young people at Kelvin Grove Primary School exploring the dangers of the internet: Who You Really Are 

2 songs and 4 films written by young people at Larkspur Community Primary School on the theme of bravery: Side by SideandNever Give Up, The World of WingsandTogether, We Are 

A film poem written by young people in Beacon Lough about their estate 

2 songs written by young people at Grace College 

An anthology of poems written by young people from across the project 

An anthology of creative writing written by young people online during lockdown: The North zine 

1 poetry and dance film written by young people at Gateway Studio reflecting on the young people’s experience of lockdown: I Welcome The Hurdles 

18 audio dramas produced by young people at Kingsmeadow Community School 

“The narrative side helped me to build my performance skills and give me more confidence in everyday talking,
and talking to new people who I have never met before”

(Gateshead Young Writer) 

“I enjoyed the creativity of the process and being able
to create poetry which is out of my comfort zone”

(Gateshead Young Writer)