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Youth Video Slideshow ‘Windows On Our Lives’ goes live and strikes a chord with young people across Kerry

A Kerry Local Creative Youth Partnership project for Cruinniú na nÓg on Saturday June 13th, the national day of youth creativity.

Kerry Local Creative Youth Partnership has announced that ‘Windows On Our Lives’ is now live on and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram via @kerrylcyp and @kerryetb. The video slideshow features youth creativity in sound, song, words and images and offers up an emotional roller coaster reflecting the lives of young people during and after lockdown.

“The slideshow is an insight into the emotional observations and dreams of young people. An overarching theme of isolation comes through, especially in the words and use of song in the piece, but there is also a sense of hope, and solace found in nature” stated Ann O’Dwyer, Director of Schools, Youth and Music at Kerry ETB about the project. The slideshow features the work of thirty young people who submitted a diverse range of creative work across a seven-day period to artist Zoë Uí Fhaoláin Green, artist lead on the initiative. “The emotional challenge of the last few months is presented in the artwork, and much reflection about the type of lives young people want, but there is also great joy, colour and life in the pieces presented. It has been a privilege and really inspiring.

I hope that the young people who have contributed enjoy seeing their artwork on this platform, and feel a sense of solidarity with each other”, stated Zoë. The slideshow can also be seen on our streetscapes for the next week, featuring on the windows of Culloty’s Music Shop in Tralee, in Jeffrey’s Pharmacy in Cahirciveen, in Grá Health Foods in Dingle and in McKenna’s in Listowel. “We are very grateful to the shops that came on board with us for this project, ensuring that as many people as possible might get to see the slideshow is very important to us. It is the beginning of a project that will grow in the months ahead. The theme is universal and a rare chance for young people’s collective voices to be heard and seen”, stated Deirdre Enright, Creative Youth Co-Ordinator with Kerry ETB. A show now to be missed for sure.


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