Growing partnerships and 'New Perspectives' with SHYPP at Berrington Hall

At Berrington Hall for over a year, we have been working closely with SHYPP and the young people that are a part of it, to offer them the chance to respond to the ‘Berrington Garden Project’ in their own, creative way. Read on to discover what they have been up to at Berrington.

Having been working closely with SHYPP (Supported Housing for Young People Project) for over a year now, the staff, volunteers and young people involved, have all had a chance to make new connections with Berrington and to interpret it in their own way by creating art with Toni Cook and mediaSHYPP. SHYPP is an award winning project that works to inspire young people to dream more, learn more, do more and become more. They aim to help young people get through tough periods and make a positive transition into an independent thriving lifestyle.

This is an opportunity for everyone to express themselves
The group debating around the main table
This is an opportunity for everyone to express themselves

Below you can discover more about the 2019 exhibition, ‘New Perspective’ and see some of the work that SHYPP has done in support of the Berrington Garden Project through their creative films and productions.

This partnership has been developed as part of the Berrington Garden Project. The team behind the project want to develop these gardens and this project beyond conservation work. They’re hoping that Berrington’s gardens will become a significant place for individuals of the local community that may not have ever come to Berrington.

Everyone's taking the opportunity to get involved
All of the group from SHYPP and NT staff in woodland
Everyone's taking the opportunity to get involved

In doing this, we’re trying to ensure that Berrington is a place that everyone feels a connection to, and welcome to enjoy, in their own way. By working with groups such as SHYPP, we are developing these partnerships and providing everyone with a chance to help these gardens thrive for ever, for everyone.

New Perspective

Thursday 18 April to Sunday 3 November 2019, 10am to 5pm

SHYPP, the staff and volunteers at Berrington, Toni Cook and mediaSHYPP have all been working closely together since January in a series of creative workshops. These workshops were intended to invite everyone involved to take in Berrington’s gardens, and interpret their own creative response to them.

From 18 April, visitors will be able to witness the impact of these workshops, and the work that has been created by the young people involved in the project. We are inviting visitors to take in how those involved have been inspired by Berrington’s gardens, and what the gardens have to offer groups throughout the local community.

You can also read more about the project through following the blog written by SHYPP: https://mediashypp.co.uk/2019/01/25/being-creative-at-national-trust-berrington-hall/

Media and project support

The video above was created by SHYPP (Supported Housing for Young People project).

Using the garden spaces as a location, the young people that SHYPP work with have been able to create their films and develop a series of creative projects. You can now see how their footage is helping us to raise awareness for the Berrington Garden Project for yourself in the bookshop.

Working with SHYPP has been a successful element of the Berrington Garden Project and the aim of working with local community groups. Your support offers us the chance to make this aim a reality. Every time you make a donation, visit or by a coffee from the café, you are helping us to carry out our critical conservation projects and offer Berrington Hall as a space for everyone.