Precious Rubbish

Young artists including Dark Bunny Productions and young sound makers from Thomas Bewick School have collaborated with Skimstone to devise, create and produce this touching, honest and thought provoking film short and exhibition, initiated by real experiences and responses in young people’s lives.

Precious Rubbish tells stories of several journeys of self discovery through experiences of pain, happiness, despair and hope and explores the universal themes of life such as loss, sorrow, love, confusion, bullying and friendship.

Precious Rubbish consists of beautifully shot, photographed and performed artworks by young actors, photographers and film crew in a four centuries old house in Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne and other locations around the city. This project has enabled eighteen young people to work towards their national Arts Award.


First performance
Newcastle Arts Centre (Theatre Space)
Commission / Funders
Northern Rock, Mediabox, Newcastle City Council, Thomas Bewick School, Arts Award