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Keeping Young People In The Picture With Art Project Promoting Community Safety


An exciting new youth art project has been developed by community partners, including a photographic exhibition at my Gallery in Dover on Thursday 28 February, as part of ongoing work with partners in the community to keep young people safe. 

Fourteen pupils from Astor College in Dover have been attending workshops with Dover smART and local artists to produce a photographic exhibition to develop ideas and raise awareness of community safety issues.  This includes issues around gangs who use young people to run drugs out of London through ‘county lines’.  

The project was organised by Dover District Council and Dover smART, with the Dover District Community Safety Partnership, working with Astor College. 

The pilot project gave students the opportunity to use hi-tech photography equipment and to work with artists Mal Woolford, Alexa Kelly and Ian Farrant. The private exhibition of stunning pictures was held following the workshops. Organisers are keen to run the project again with other schools who have shown interest.  

The project is part of wider work to continue to keep young people safe from harm.  The Dover District Youth Conference 2019 is being organised for pupils across the district in March.  The exhibition will be available for students to view at the Youth Conference before it is taken to other locations in the following months.  

Posted on 08 March 2019


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