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What's Your Story?

Exhibition runs from 09/05/08 until 02/06/08
Gallery Open: Monday to Saturday 10am - 4pm.

What's Your Story?

A Film & Photographic Exhibition
Part of the Campaign! Make an Impact project, funded by DCMS/DCSF, this exhibition is a media campaign to promote understanding of cultural diversity in Hull

"What's Your Story?" is a film and photographic exhibition exploring Hull's diverse communities. Young people from Endeavour High School invite you to find out what it is like being a young person living in Hull today as they tell you their stories through films and photographs. The exhibition is part of the "Campaign! Make an Impact" project, an innovative project in which students are inspired by museum collections to create their own campaign about issues which affect their own lives. Hull Museum Education have been working in partnership with the British Library and the Thackray Medical Museum.

What's Your Story?

Hull Museum Education teamed up with creative media practitioners Jon Robson and Matt Stephenson of Café Society to work with the students on their contemporary campaign inspired by museum collections. The group was a mix of British students and those with English as a second language. The young people explored the campaign for the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade at Wilberforce House and also visited exhibitions at the Ferens Art Gallery. They saw an exhibition of contemporary art exploring the theme of the transatlantic slave trade (Uncomfortable Truths) and also an exhibition tackling racism and human rights by the Anne Frank Trust, exploring how an exhibition can be used by a campaigning organisation as a method of raising awareness.

What's Your Story?

The aim of the campaign is to break down barriers between communities, dispel some myths and promote understanding of different cultures. The young people have been very courageous in putting themselves forward as the face of the campaign, giving us an insight into their lives. They would like the viewer to stop and think before making judgements, to consider the person and their story, not just nationality.

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