Watford young people enjoy a revolutionary visit

27 February 2017

Young people from YC Hertfordshire projects in Watford enjoyed a visit to the Revolution exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London as part of Feeling Good Week.

The young people enjoyed the opportunity to learn about social change and revolution and were inspired to research the changes that have happened from the 1960s up until the present day, especially around LGBT rights and the development of equal opportunities. This was particularly relevant as February is LGBT History month and 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of Homosexual men – with both issues featuring in the exhibition.

The exhibition featured key revolutionists, social change and political protests throughout the 60s including the revolutionary change of gender expectations and the build up to and the impact of the Stonewall Riots in 1969 on LGBT people.

The exhibition also worked with an online youth media organisation called Newspeeks to explore the concept of social change, and these interviews are shown throughout the exhibition.

The visit was enjoyed by all of the young people and they will continue their discussions on the exhibition and their thoughts of the social change in the 60s in comparison to now, and to share what they have learnt with the young people who were not able to attend.

For more information about Watford youth projects and programmes, please visit www.ychertfordshire.org