Jessica Rodgers took part in our Writing London project in 2012 engaging young people aged 16-24, outside of formal education, with library and heritage collections.
we felt like we had a bond with everybody
Writing Britain was a national project, generously funded by The Paul Hamlyn Foundation, which ran from August 2012 to January 2014.
The British Library worked in partnership with youth groups in London and in four city libraries across England: Bristol City Library, Leeds Central Library, Newcastle Central Library and Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library.
Accompanying the British Library’s major 2012 exhibition, Writing Britain: Wastelands to Wonderlands, the project used British Library collection items to inspire young people across the country to develop creative outcomes such as films, artwork and photography, in response to themes of landscape, place, belonging and identity.