The voices of young people from Carlisle and four other North West cities will be telling alternative stories of each city heritage through Frog & Bone’s recycled pop-up Art Museum.

Tullie House have been working with a group of fantastic young people to research local stories, give them their own imaginative spin and create an immersive performance to engage more young people with ideas of heritage. This showcase is also intended as a catalyst to help Tullie House Museum recruit more young people to take on leadership roles in developing our ‘Festival of Hope’, which will take place in 2020.

‘Reimagining Hope Street’ is the first project within a wider 5-year Hope Streets programme lead by cultural arts charity Curious Minds, supported by Museum Development North West, Youth Focus North West and funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

The programme’s aim is to transform the way museums work with young people, and involve them in programming and, decision making to create museums that match the needs and aspirations of young people in the twenty first century.

Project lead Lindsey Atkinson (Community and Young people Co-ordinator, Tullie House) says: ‘This project is unique because we’re being encouraged to involve young people in every decision and in every step of the process which is how it should be done. We believe young people have huge potential and should be able to create their own opportunities for exploring the arts, heritage and culture.

We're looking forward to meeting anyone who might be interested in working with us to create next year’s festival.’