Shout Out Project

A little over a year ago, Jane Earp and Kevin Blair began working with young people from The Y and Park Lodge on a project called “Shout Out”. The aim has been to engage one of the most marginalised groups, young homeless people, with the arts. Both artists themselves, Jane and Kevin have worked with homeless centres in Leicester for over 4 years. This project has had over 50 residents of The Y and Park Lodge take part.

Coloured drawing of a heart with a lock and key.The original intention to celebrate the end of the project would have been an exhibition at Soft Touch Arts. Unfortunately, a global pandemic had other plans, BUT we are delighted to share the following with you. Jane and Kevin have put together an online gallery to showcase the amazing work that has come from the last 12 months.

There is a video introducing the project and the artists which epitomises what “Shout Out” has achieved. See first hand what the workshops looked like and how much the young people embraced expressing themselves. You’ll also hear first hand from the young people about their participation and what the project has meant to them. It’s a must watch.

View the online gallery here.

Congratulations to Jane and Kevin and thanks to Arts Council, Leicester City Castle Ward and Leicester’s Everybody’s Reading Festival for funding the project.

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