Lust in Translation

Photo: Effervescent


Inspired by historical objects, archives and ideas, young and older people from Plymouth came together to discuss subjects such as first dates, promiscuity, infections, being sexually exploited, loneliness and risk-taking and explored these by creating a series of short films.


“The end result was brilliant. The confidence built in individual young people has helped us [as a youth service] a great deal. Showing young people a different, more creative, way of looking at things was brilliant. The young people were surprised they achieved so much”. – Hannah Jordan, Youth Worker.

These short films, produced by Effervescent, is provoked by Elizabethan Ruffs, the sexual display tactics of British birds, and love letters from the 1920s, and explores how relationships and one-night stands can permanently change how and who you are.

With EffervescentPlymouth City Museums and Art GalleryCity College Plymouth, Plymouth Youth Service and Age UK (formally Age Concern)