The museum's youth panel meets on alternate Saturdays. If you are aged 13 to 19 years and are interested in meeting new people and learning new skills contact us on 020 7525 2332 to find out more.
Following the success of the award-winning documentary Charming Southwark, the Youth Panel are back to create three more films. Over a period of six months, the Youth Panel will work with local film production company Chocolate Films to create new films on the theme of Growing Up in Southwark. The project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Young Roots grant programme.
The Youth Panel are a group of young people, aged 13 to 19 who previously put together the short film Charming Southwark which won a Flipside award and was showcased at the Odeon in Leicester Square! Many of the members also completed their Bronze Arts Award while making this film and are now moving on to their Silver Arts Award. This time, they will be making three films.
The first will help young people discover and explore local history through film by creating a 'how to' film with Southwark Local History Library and Archives. This will be shown around libraries in Southwark from September to inspire others to uncover their own local history and discover the resources available. Two further films will be made using the historic film collection as inspiration and the Youth Panel will be recruiting additional young people to work on these.
The project will culminate in an exhibition of the films later this year. A venue for this will be confirmed as soon as possible.
We are happy to host work experience placements for school and university students however our capacity is limited so we can't always help everyone. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.
We welcome researchers to the museum to study our collections. Appointments to view objects must be made at least two weeks in advance to allow time for object preparation and to book space for your visit.
For more information about our collections please see the Southwark collections page and visit our collections online. If you are research local or family history you may also want to visit Southwark Local History Library and Archives.