Reel Lives is an exciting new project aimed at giving Barnet care to experienced young people and is an opportunity to express themselves creatively, learn new skills, and meet other people.

The film project, which runs from running from Monday 8th August to Thursday 11th, 11am -4pm and Friday 12th August, 11am -3pm, will provide 15-25-year-olds a chance to step out of their comfort zone, learn new skills and be both the author and narrator of their own stories.

Through the project, which is kindly funded by Barnet Council’s Community Innovation Fund, young people will get a chance to create a series of short films, where their voices will be heard and not judged.

The young people who participate in the Reel Lives project will learn film fundamentals including storyboarding, filming, and editing. It will be carried out at the arts depot, 5 Nether Street, London, N12 0GA. The arts depot is a cultural hub and creation space, it hosts a gallery, drama, dance and art studios, children’s play space, café, and bar and provides opportunities for people of all ages to enjoy the arts and explore their creativity. All participants will also be given a daily food and lunch allowance provided by charity Live Unlimited, supporting Barnet’s care for experienced young people to thrive.

Once the short films are completed, they will be screened at the Phoenix Cinema, East Finchley, which will be a great opportunity for young people to network and see their short films on the big screen!

The deadline for applications is the 30th June 2022. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis, so it is vital that referral forms are returned as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

For further information please contact:


Contact number : 07907 694 675