Published 01.12.2022
by Kids’ Own

“Blackberry Ink” Project Video marking UN Day for the Eradication of Poverty

We are delighted to share this short video responding to the recent UN Eradication of Poverty Day-17th of October.


We partnered with Cranmore Co-Operative Society to explore creativity with a group of young people on some issues linked with poverty. This year’s theme is “Respecting the Dignity of all Humanity: End Persistent Poverty”.

During the first workshop, we delved into the themes of poverty, dignity, and respect for others. We used crab apples as stamps and blackberry juice for ink. We had discussions about these being natural objects that have great value but little to no cost. We looked at the snapdragon flower and talked about saving the seeds to grow things after the winter ends.

In our second session, we explored the themes using bees as an example of a community working together. We also talked about masks and their role in our lives, both as medical protection throughout covid and also as the masks we might wear in our everyday lives.

These hard-hitting themes can sometimes be tricky subjects to address, but we explored them in a friendly, creative and supportive environment, through art-based activities. Artist Sarah Lundy was there to encourage and work alongside the young people so that their opinions were heard and creatively we worked together to talk about solutions and record outcomes.

We are delighted with this short video and feel it captures the lively energy in the evenings when we all got stuck in!

Thank you to Cranmore Community Co-Op for partnering with us on these workshops.

This project was generously funded by the Department of Social Protection.