'County Lines' is a national issue involving the grooming of young boys by gangs, in order to extend their drug dealing businesses into new locations outside of their home areas.
Over the past 6 months 40+ young people have been involved in the 'LINES' project at Gorse Hill Studios, where they have contributed towards the production of a Multimedia Theatre Show involving drama, music, film and poetry. The end product was a one hour show that will be used as an educational tool to raise awareness of this issue.
With the serious nature of the subject matter, the young people involved with the show went on quite a journey of growth, in terms of both creativity and personal development. These videos, filmed by Community Reporters Danny Turner, Vikki Snowden and Alfie Ryan, were filmed during a reflective evaluation session two weeks after the show took place.