74. Epic Youth/Two Kids Lost
3pm – 5pm with interval
Free But Ticketed
The culmination of the Festival’s outreach project with young people from Close House and Shypp housing project in Hereford. In the first half, Jonny Fluffypunk will compère performances of the young people’s poetry, accompanied with film
The second half is a showing of Two Kids Lost, a short action film recently nominated for the prestigious Into Film Awards in March 2017. The film is a modern day re-telling of the Hansel and Gretel fairytale where two sisters find their home life with their dad and stepmother intolerable. Young people were involved in all stages of the film from coming up with the concept, writing the script, location scouting, acting, shooting and directing with mediaShypp. For this showing they have specially created live poetry and music to perform alongside. The film features poetry created with spoken word impresario Joelle Taylor in sessions provided by Ledbury Poetry Festival, and is jam-packed with visual and emotional impact enhanced by live performances.