YOUNG people across County Durham are being given the opportunity to work on a residential youth exchange project.

Participants of the Jack Drum Arts scheme, will receive the opportunity to work with youngsters from Lithuania to explore a range of activities including song writing, film, theatre, art, animation and writing.

The trip which takes place Monday April 2 to Sunday April 8 at Consett, aims to develop the young people's understanding of culture.

In groups, teams will create media products on topics of their choice whilst analysing perceptions of image, relationships, and gender created by the media and advertising.

The one-week residential course will see individuals working with leaders, activists, educators and artists.

Children and Young People’s Programme Manager for Jack Drum Arts, Katy Roberts said: “The project aims to support young people to better understand different cultures, explore current issues regarding discrimination, diversity and inclusion, and search for possible ways to address them.

“Our work is holistic in its approach, offering young people access to activities that develop skills in music, performance and film, whilst contributing to the improvement of emotional wellbeing and resilience.”

Members of the Erasmus Plus funded programme, will choose a topic and an art form, working with professional artists to examine forms of discrimination to create an artistic presentation.

The project is eligible to 16-24-year olds, 35 individuals will be selected from Lithuania & 25 from North-East England.

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