We have just entered our fifth cohort of the Third Space programme, with locations in Cavan, Donegal and the Greater Belfast area. 

We are looking forward to getting to know the new intake of young people, hearing their stories, and working with them to capture these stories using various digital platforms. Our initial sessions have been a success, with the groups showing a great amount of interest and excitement about completing the course and creating a short film. 

“I can’t wait to get to use the equipment and see our film at the end!” - Participant from Cavan  

Our young people appreciated the opportunity to use our audiovisual equipment, which most have not had the chance to experience before. The camera-drone seems to have been the highlight of week one! They also partook in their creative first activity, taking photos for a short stop-motion animation. This was edited and shown to each group in the second week;  

When we were taking the photos for the animation I wasn’t expecting much, but it turned out to be really great, once the affects and music were added.” - Participant from Carndonagh 

It was a great start to the programme, with the young people being eager and engaged. We have already began building a rapport with the group, and we are anticipating discovering key issues that are important to them to build their films around.