Young Carers Night at the Oscars ~ Ballymoney Town Hall

There may have been a white carpet of snow, rather than the red carpet laid out at Ballymoney Town Hall on Tuesday night, 29th January, but that didn’t deter young people, their family, friends, support workers and school teachers stepping out to applaud the stars of the show – young carers from the Causeway Coast & Glens and Mid & East Antrim areas for the premiere screening of their film “The People I Know”. They each received an “Oscar”, DVD copy of their film and a resource pack of further arts events and activities to get involved in.

This is the third in a series of films made by and with young carers through DU Dance (NI) in partnership with Barnardos Northern Ireland produced by Triplevision Productions and funded by BBC Children in Need.

Ten young carers, aged 10-13 years, came together for the first time between October and November last year for a series of workshops followed by two days filming in various venues in Ballymena and the beautiful location of Ballintoy.

An audience member remarked “Very powerful – a great way for the young people to convey their feelings and message.”


Some of the young carers involved in the third film “The People I know” with Terry Burns, BBC Children in Need and Mervyn Storey MLA.