Projects :

National Memory – Local Stories

New website launched featuring work from Media19’s latest project in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery, London.
National Memory – Local Stories

Working at museums in Salisbury, Belfast, Edinburgh and Cardiff, Media19 worked alongside young people to enable them to create their own visual responses to the events of World War 1 using digital media. The brilliantly visual work reveals great thought and insight into what it meant to them, exploring many different themes and ideas and allowing young people to find their own way of connecting to these historic events. It creates a whole new set of contrasting imagery as part of the 2014 WW1 commemorations.

See the work produced here: National Memory – Local Stories

Partner Museums are:
The Rifles Museum, Salisbury; National Museum Northern Ireland;
National Museums Scotland; National Museum Wales

‘da’ Young Fathers’ Project


As part of our on-going nationwide project, Campaign Trail – working to give a voice to young parents – Media19 travelled to Coleraine, North Ireland to work with ‘da’ Young Fathers’ Project from Derry.

Living in Derry has had its impact on the lives of young people and through Campaign Trail, this group of fathers are using digital media to create posters and films that talk about how they feel, the challenges they face, legacies they’ve inherited and the legacy they hope to leave their own children as ‘Dads’.


Campaign Trail

Campaign Trail UK is a nationwide multi-media project supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation that enables young parents – young mums and young dads – to speak out about their lives and the challenges they face – who they are, how they feel and the issues that matter to them.

With support from experienced media producers, a series of creative workshops enable the participants to develop their skills in using digital photography, film, video archive, research and written texts to produce imaginative digital content for their peer to peer education projects, public awareness and community campaigns, for others to learn from.

Their powerful and moving images, produced as posters, video and digital content are used within education, public exhibition, health, online, broadcast and community settings to influence and inspire their peers to make informed parenting, sexual health and relationship choices. (more…)

Young Parents Speak Out

Dame Clare Tickell met young parents from Ashington in Northumberland and Barrow in Furness, Cumbria  at the opening of an exhibition of their work produced for the WE ARE HERE project at the 12 Star Gallery, Europe House, Smith Square, Westminster, London.  Working with Media19 they have produced their own short films that reflect on their experiences as teenage mums and the challenges they face. Their work is being shown alongside that produced for the project from Serbia and Hungary.




Voices of Poverty and Social Exclusion – UK, Hungary, Serbia. Italy
See: www.wearehere.tv

We Are Here is our latest project producing a pan-European initiative with partners in Hungary, Serbia and Italy that brings together people who are facing challenges, struggles, barriers or discrimination in their everyday lives. In a creative partnership with artists and digital media producers they are producing creative and insightful self-portraits – films and visual statements about their lives and circumstances, their hopes, aspirations, experiences, pasts and futures.



DiGi50+ Making the digital world work for you

DiGi50+ is a new initiative supporting people living in rural communities to get more out of computers, the internet and being online.

Media19 delivered a programme of training workshops and events across Northern England in Cumbria, North Yorkshire and Northumberland. Developing people’s skills in using computers, digital media, sharing and using the web and an awareness of the possibilities that the internet and digital media can offer to those living in rural areas and with previous limited knowledge or experience. (more…)

Self Portrait Young Parents


A project that gives a voice to young parents living in the urban and coastal districts of East Northumberland using photography and video to tell their stories and reveal the realities of life as a young teenage mum – the good times and the bad – being scared, vulnerable, desperate, depressed but also incredibly optimistic and stoic.


My Life Stories


An online project for Looked After Young People and their carers to create a space on a dedicated website, www.mylifestories.org allowing them to add and collect memories and experiences and produce their own life stories.




What makes you feel welcome? A project produced for the Design Council initiative, Design of the Times (Dott07), a year long programmes of events that explored how design can influence the way we live.


Self Portrait Refugee


Developed from our flagship project Self Portrait UK, and to help combat the mostly negative images and press coverage in Britain, Self Portrait Refugee allowed Refugee & Asylum Seekers to make a creative statement about who they are, how they want to be seen and reveal their own experiences, hopes and dreams for the future.


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