Welcome

Welcome to Lost In Translation (LIT) Colburn, a partnership project between NCOP and Inspired Youth which aims to artistically coproduce a youth led campaign aimed at raising aspirations, challenging stereotypes and highlighting the importance of community engagement. LIT Colburn is a youth powered co production shaped by the ideas and experiences of young people. The creative project will use media, design, creative writing and film as a vehicle to carry the voices of young people through a series of media outputs. The campaign style co-production will include the production of posters, a creative writing showcase and a film. Follow the blog to keep up with the journey as it unfolds.

  • A genuine co-production putting voices of young people at the heart of the process
  • Understanding life in Colburn and challenges facing young people
  • Challenging stereotypes and breaking down prejudice
  • Inspiring future ambitions through artists
  • Raising aspirations by creating opportunities

“The secret message communicated to most young people today by the society around them is that they are not needed, that the society will run itself quite nicely until they – at some distant point in the future – will take over the reigns. Yet the fact is that the society is not running itself nicely… because the rest of us need all the energy, brains, imagination and talent that young people can bring to bear down on our difficulties.” 
― Alvin Toffler

  • Welcome to LIT Colburn

    July 3, 2019 by

    Welcome to Lost In Translation (LIT) Colburn, a youth powered co production shaped by the ideas and experiences of young people. The creative project will use media, design, creative writing and film as a vehicle to carry the voices of young people through a series of media outputs. The campaign style co production will include… Read more

  • Colburn Launch is LIT

    December 19, 2019 by

    The Lord Mayor, local council members, police and community workers and other professionals joined young people from Colburn at Empire Cinema for the launch of their new film “Lost In Translation”. The film explores life through the eyes of young people and breaks down prejudice by exploring important youth issues such as mental health, misperceptions… Read more

  • Akoz smashes Colburn photo shoot

    August 26, 2019 by

    We had a mint time exploring photography and make up artistry in Colburn. Check out the very fresh shots by Scott Akoz Photography. Both Alex and Scott talked about how they had faced troubles in their childhoods and connected well with the young people in the group.

  • Colburn youth write inspirational script

    August 26, 2019 by

    The group all responded to a series of questions about being young and their responses make up a combined script using words from different members of the group. Their views and ideas make up the narrative of their film and it touches on everything from negative stereotypes and stigma, to dreams and ambitions, right through… Read more

  • Photography & Makeup

    July 30, 2019 by

    Next the young people were introduced to 2 new artists to explore new artforms. First they Met Alex Nicole, a business owner with her own Salon and a professional makeup artist. Alex spoke of her challenges growing up but explained how with hard work and determination she has built up her experience and success. Next… Read more

  • “Success”

    July 22, 2019 by

    “SUCCESS” A Poem by Ebony, Ella, Shannon and Kelsie We’re living in Colburn, feeling emotion, Theres a lot of commotion about devotion, Theres more problems around here than plastic in the ocean We are all so bored, so we go to the ford, We’re feeling frustrated, so we wanted to change We’re still out here… Read more

  • Writing with Kritikal

    July 22, 2019 by

    The next stage of the journey introduced artist Kritikal Powers to the young people. Kritikal brought his story and shared his journey into the Hip-Hop and Grime scene and talked about his achievements in music so far. Kritikal then performed live for the young people showing how he utilises the art-form, inspiring the young people… Read more

  • Challenging stereotypes

    July 9, 2019 by

    Perceptions of young people There are many stereotypes about young people and they are often very negative. These stereotypes can affect the way people treat or talk to young people, or the expectations they may have about them. This can have an impact on young peoples expectations for their lives and futures. To explore this,… Read more

  • Creating Characters

    July 9, 2019 by

    Creating a character To start to learn what life was like for a young person living in Colburn the group split into 2 groups and created a character each. The character was created by each groups shared experience to try to create a realistic refection of young people living in the area and the kinds… Read more

  • Meet The Crew

    July 5, 2019 by

    Keeley Hello my name is Keeley. I am 15 years old and I live in Colburn. Colburn is very boring, it’s full of litter and bad behaviour. I am interested in makeup and making others feel confident in themselves. I like Hip-Hop and pop music. “I am interested in makeup and making others feel confident… Read more

  • Kritikal Powers Masterclass

    July 4, 2019 by

    Next up the crew will meet artist and performer Kritikal Powers. The HipHop and Grime artist has been making music for over a decade and has used his music to raise awareness for social issues like mental health and suicide prevention. See the video raising awareness for Papyrus by Kritikal Powers and Golden Firs below.… Read more

  • L.I.T Colburn Launches

    July 4, 2019 by

    The Lost In Translation (LIT) Colburn journey got underway recently in Catterick Garrison. Lost in Translation Colburn gives the voices of young people in the area a platform to be heard through a range of media productions. Colburn is set in Catterick which is a major garrison and military town three miles south of Richmond,… Read more

  • Lost In Translation Colburn

    July 3, 2019 by

    Lost In Translation (LIT) Colburn is a partnership project created by NCOP which aims to artistically coproduce a youth led campaign which aims to raise aspirations, challenge stereotypes and highlight the importance of community engagement. A genuine co-production putting voices of young people at the heart of the process Understanding life in Colburn and challenges… Read more

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