HighTide’s Digital Youth Theatre

HighTide has a digital Youth Theatre, bringing together young people who access the services of 4YP in Ipswich, for a creative and connected digital response to Lockdown, called the Corona Virus Time Capsule. Conceived by Company 3 in association with Nick Hern Books, the Coronavirus Time Capsule is a way of recording young peoples’ experiences during the global coronavirus pandemic. Each week individual young people respond to a Topic (things like Home Life, or Education, or Boredom) and make a fifteen-second video. These are then collated and edited together by Kirsty Tallent, HighTide’s Engagement Associate who has worked with the company for several years, creating extraordinary projects for young people in Suffolk. The Time Capsule gets published on our social media every Friday. #CoronavirusTimeCapsule

Suffolk Young People’s Health Project (also known as 4YP) is a local charity, which provides and coordinates services that improve the social, emotional, and physical health and wellbeing of young people in Suffolk, aged 12-25. Through advice, guidance and practical support they help young people develop the skills and knowledge to lead healthier, happier, safer and more resilient lifestyles. They give young people the confidence to make better informed choices and enable them to reach their full potential. They work from a drop-in centre in Lower Brook Street, Ipswich and throughout the county, including in many schools and their services aim to cater for those that struggle to get the support they need elsewhere. 4YP runs various day and evening group sessions that provide opportunities to chill out, have fun, make friends, let off steam, chat and ask questions and this digital project is contributing to the wellbeing of some of their young members.

Company Three is a theatre company of seventy-five young people led by a team of professional theatre-makers, based in London. They exist to give teenagers the space to tell their own stories and create their own change.

If you or a young person you know who like to be part of the Corona Virus Time Capsule please email: hello@hightide.org.uk.

Week 1 of our Coronavirus Time Capsule

Week 2 of our Coronavirus Time Capsule

Week 3 of our Coronavirus Time Capsule

Week 4 of our Coronavirus Time Capsule

Week 5 of our Coronavirus Time Capsule

More info on the Coronavirus Time Capsule  here.