Arts Development


Shine On 

Funded by Children in Need in Partnership with Barnardos Hull Sibling Support Service

Shine On was a multi arts project for children in Hull who have a sibling with a disability or chronic illness. From families that are often stretched emotionally and financially, these children and young people have benefitted from spending time with other children who understand their backgrounds, doing things where they are the focus.

The project started in December 2012, and was a follow on from the massively succesful Time to Shine project in 2010. Ran by a steering group of young siblings and supported by Artlink staff and artists, the children and young people tried out: body percussion, dance, stand up comedy, playing in a pop band, film making, costume making, stage makeup, set building, and many other artforms and August wowed their friends and families with a performance event at Archbishop Sentimu Academy.

children on stage

The project continued into the Autumn with a video game project over half term and the launch of the book documenting the project in January 2014. 

children waving

children with the props they've built

We launched the book that the youngsters are created about the project On Thursday 23rd January 2014- feel free to pop into Artling to look at the Gallery Copy- It is amazing! Just ask at reception.

Also launched in Janruary 2014 was our Werewolves in the Woods video game filmed on location at the Humber Bridge Country Park and All Saint's Church Hall, Hessle over the Autumn half term holidays. The youngsters worked with local film maker Antony Hatfield to devise and film the game. 

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