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In our last financial year, we worked with nearly 250 young people. Some of them have become peer mentors and assist our skills tutors. We were on track to work with more than 300 young people in this financial year but at the moment we have 5 youth projects in abeyance. They will all be back on when the coronavirus leaves town and it is safe to come out again.

The Camera Eats First

This is our largest project of the year and involves more than 200 young people who will be using photography to explore themes around food. The title comes from the habit of posting a pic of food on Instagram before eating.

It will culminate in a food themed art installation at Silverland Studios in the arches on Ramsgate Harbour. We will be working with photographer Tim Topple, sculptor Gary Perkins and the wonderful Our Kitchen which does such a great job providing food to struggling families.

Our thanks to the Arts Council, Gibbons Family Trust, the Lawson Endowment for Kent and Kent Community Foundation for their support of this project.

Fire Station Prefix

This project was nearly finished when the coronavirus shut everything down. We have trained 60 year 11s from Royal Harbour Academy in how to photograph architecture

They are using their new skills to record the current condition of Radford House (aka the old fire station) for the town archive. Our thanks to Ramsgate Town Council for supporting this project.


Some of our project participants become peer mentors and go on to assist our skills tutors on other projects.

We have been working with our peer mentors to improve their photography skills so they can assist on after school photography workshops at Royal Harbour Academy.

Our thanks to Pack Family and Kent Community Foundation for their support of this project.

Newington Chill Club Camera Workshops

Once the coronavirus leaves town, Project MotorHouse will be doing photography workshops with youths from Newington Chill Club at the Newington Community Centre.

Our thanks to the Lawson Endowment for Kent and the Kent Community Foundation for their support of this project.

UNESCO Day of Light

The University of Kent has been working with artist Theresa Smith to explore some exciting ideas for a new more durable version of 'Perfugium Miseris' which involves fibre optics. Project MotorHouse’s peer mentors will be helping show the local community what it will work.

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