Back in August, we held a Plantation Party for young people at the North Coast Integrated College, Coleraine. You can find more out about the party here

During the afternoon, the young people chose between 2 activities.

Some got involved in making a rap.  Young film-maker, Daniel Gough, recorded some of the highlights of this activity and turned them into a short film (the one above!) The film shows some of the rehearsals of our Plantation Rap and a short performance at the end. They achieved all this in less than 2 hours : so the young people involved can be really proud of themselves!

Others got involved in designing artwork for a 17th century graffiti wall. This wall is an on-going art project being facilitated by Lorna Gough at the North Coast Integrated College. Progress has been encouraging since August.

The following pictures were taken in December 2013 and show the group’s “practice wall” (students had to learn how to use spray paint, how to make stencils and and apply paint to stencils) and the “actual wall”.

The latest version of the "real" graffiti wall!

The latest version of the “real” graffiti wall! It cleverly depicts the importance of the Rover Bann and its salmon stocks, the old spelling of Coleraine and the style of clothing at the time.

Practice wall next to the real wall!

Practice wall next to the real wall!

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