PVA Lab Culture

Great Turn Out
for Silicon Coast Launch

Around fifty people packed into the former West Bay Museum at the Salt House on Saturday morning, 28 April, for a full programme of short films and recent creative projects. All the work was made by and with young people from Dorset as part of the Silicon Coast initiative, organised by PVA MediaLab. The main event was the screening of the award winning 23 Pieces. Other short films supported by Bridport Town Council and the Youth Service included a humourous view from young parents of the obstacles they face and a piece on the impact of bullying amongst teenagers. There were also audio works by young people from Bridport, Lyme Regis and Dorchester and a live performance by local rappers The Ways of the Mouth. Chris Huxley (Creative Coast Coordinator) gave an address as did Matt Whitbread from Thomas Hardye School. Local MP Oliver Letwin was also in attendance and stayed for a photo opportunity with the young film makers. The screening continued into the afternoon on a repeat programme with many West Bay residents and visitors dropping in.