Comics Youth

Date of past event:

25th June 2019

Report:

Comics Youth CIC invited SSLP schools to be amongst the first at the Illustrating Futures residency at Tate Modern this June- a collaboration between Comics Youth and the University of Liverpool using the medium of comics to explore and improve the mental health, wellbeing, and resilience of young people between the ages of 8-25.

They offered free, comic-making workshops to interested school groups, exploring this year’s theme of isolation, loneliness, and social segregation. Workshops were held in the Tate Modern Exchange Space and ran in two-hour blocks. All materials were provided by Comics Youth.

Pupils were invited to explore the space – which was exhibiting interpretations of isolation created by young people accessing Comics Youth sessions across Knowsley and Merseyside – and contribute their own completed workshop pieces to the exhibition. Selected pieces are also being published in Comics Youth’s upcoming Isolation zine, which aims to boost the voices of pupils who feel otherwise unable to express their feelings around mental health and wellbeing.

A maximum group size of 30 pupils per slot was available on the following dates for 

Date

Timeslot #1

Timeslot #2

Tuesday the 25th of June

(Group 1)

12pm-2pm

2pm-4pm

Tuesday the 25th of June

(Group 2)

12pm-2pm

2pm-4pm

Wednesday the 26th of June

(Group 1)

12pm-2pm

2pm-4pm

Wednesday the 26th of June

(Group 2)

12pm-2pm

2pm-4pm

Comics Youth CIC is a multi-national award winning non-profit organisation working to improve the mental-health, literacy, and overall wellbeing of young people aged 8-25. Our current projects include running comics workshops and publishing zines and books produced by young people. We are funded by BBC Children in Need and the Big Lottery Reaching Communities Foundation.

Comics Youth is the first organisation of its kind in the UK to provide holistic comics-based literacy and wellbeing projects for disadvantaged young people. Based in Knowsley and Merseyside, our mission is to provide a voice for marginalised young people by providing them the tools to express themselves, improve their literacy, and have their voices heard through publishing zines and comics.

To book a slot or to enquire further, please contact Rhiannon Griffiths on

0151 708 2808 or rhiannon@comicsyouth.co.uk