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An event to show the culmination of work by an arts group Collusion will end with a show at the Alive Corn Exchange in Lynn.

Manifesto is the third project in the climate-themed Game On series led by Collusion for West Norfolk council, which seeks to establish the town as a national centre of excellence for cultural innovation in interactive, townscale, projection-based artworks.

Young people have been brought in to give their views and get their voices heard about climate change with activities arranged by Collusion.

King's Lynn Collusion Manifesto Project Open Day at The Place in New Conduit Street..Manifesto Team Members with other faces on Boxes, Jade-Marie Anderson (Top Row), Karen Reilly, Natalie Whitney, Savannah Andrews (Middle Row). (56241415)
King's Lynn Collusion Manifesto Project Open Day at The Place in New Conduit Street..Manifesto Team Members with other faces on Boxes, Jade-Marie Anderson (Top Row), Karen Reilly, Natalie Whitney, Savannah Andrews (Middle Row). (56241415)

In a gig at Alive Corn Exchange on Friday the show will see young people making noise about climate change with art rockers Klanghaus Neutrinos also performing.

The show promises to be a spectacular multimedia, youth-led mini festival of live music, projections, a panel discussion and more.

The free event led by the art-rock mavericks along with other local artists will encourage young people to get ready to rock the town centre venue with their own live performances. There will also be an unveiling of a vision for a sustainable future.

Natalie Whitney, Savannah Andrews, Jon Baker, Karen Reilly and Rachel Drury (55947163)
Natalie Whitney, Savannah Andrews, Jon Baker, Karen Reilly and Rachel Drury (55947163)

The live show celebrates the culmination of nearly three months of Lynn’s young people exploring a creative response to the climate challenge, using emerging technology as well as traditional artmaking techniques and tools.

Karen Reilly and Jon Baker. (55947169)
Karen Reilly and Jon Baker. (55947169)

The project is produced by Collusion, the Cambridge and Lynn–based arts and tech organisation and much of the youth activity took place at the College of West Anglia (CWA). Hayley Rudd, CWA’s creative arts work experience coordinator said: "It's been fantastic to see creative arts students from CWA come together to work on the project, meeting each week and growing ideas and collaborating with the Collusion team.

"Collusion has offered the students many opportunities to get involved with creatives from all areas, including hosting two sessions last week introducing the students to the software Tagtool.

King's Lynn Collusion Manifesto Project Open Day at The Place in New Conduit Street..Borough Deputy Mayor Cllr Lesley Bambridge visiting the the open day and is seen here having her picture taken by Karen Reilly for one of the faces on on a box project.... (56241412)
King's Lynn Collusion Manifesto Project Open Day at The Place in New Conduit Street..Borough Deputy Mayor Cllr Lesley Bambridge visiting the the open day and is seen here having her picture taken by Karen Reilly for one of the faces on on a box project.... (56241412)

"It's been a positive, exciting and important project to be involved in."

Also starting is a free exhibition of the artworks created by young people throughout the project and these will be installed around the town centre.

There will be large-scale projections on the town projection sites at St Nicholas’ Chapel, the Minster, Greyfriars Tower, and at Custom House.

Plus there will be displays of box heads, a ringing red phone, a gesture-controlled poster, a TV wall and more activities to get involved with.

Jack Godfrey-Long said: "The Manifesto Soundscapes opportunity was an unforgettable experience allowing me to further understand the history and ecology of my local area and what we can do as young people to help prevent the harrowing effects of climate change.

"It allowed me to musically transport myself back in time to realise the historical purpose of Lynn as a direct contrast to the heavily industrial and mechanical age that we now live in."

Emily Riggs said: "Working on this has been a refreshing approach to the subject of climate change. It has also given young people an opportunity they wouldn’t normally access."

Katie Zipfell said: "It is important for others to understand the effects of climate change, as the younger generation aren’t educated on it much in schools.

"We hope by spreading awareness that we can get people to see that doing certain things like littering, cutting down trees, releasing toxic fumes into the air harms the environment."

Ahead of the show on Friday, stand by for something of a surprise.



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