Title ID 9880Collection ID1201
TitleAnimated Worthing
CollectionCarousel Films
Genre/TypeProfessionalFilm/Video companyInstitutionalFictionDocu-Drama
ThemeUrban Life
KeywordsCelebrations Charities Children Local History Oral History Urban Areas
RegionalBrighton and Hove
NationalEngland United Kingdom
CameraJunk TV
Funding bodyWorthing Museum and Art Gallery; Heritage Lottery Fund - Young Roots
Participants(Oak Grove College film-makers) Sam Humphries; Christine Bullen; Louise Comaschi; Amanda Kiing; Stephen farley; Lloyd Shenton; Sean McGukin; Benn Harris; Grant Bridle
FormatColour Sound
Duration3 min.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This animated film was created by a group of learning disabled young people, facilitated by Carousel and Junk TV as part of the Oska Bright Film Festival and Young Roots programme. The film explores the history of their home town of Worthing, West Sussex, through documents and objects held in the Worthing Museum collections from 1800s to the present day. The young people narrate the story in their own words.


Contextual information

This film was created as part of the Oska Bright Film Festival, featuring young people from the Worthing area. Worthing Museum has a rich collection of paintings, prints and photographs of the town, dating from 1850 to 1950. Carousel helped local young people explore the collections to create this short animated film. The young people were involved in the full development and production process from scripting to animation production, filming and creating the soundtrack. The finished film reveals Worthing's history as seen through the eyes of the project participants and is now used by the museum to engage young people and adult education groups with its collection.