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A Sea of Troubles

A Sea of Troubles is a series of four short films produced by young creative artists with The Gap Arts Project.

A Sea of Troubles is a series of four short films using Shakespeare’s writing to explore the experiences of young people throughout 2020, specifically the challenges and impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Each film highlights the different lived experiences of four young people who are part of an arts collective based in Balsall Heath, Birmingham. The films offer the audience the opportunity to join the artists in a moment of pause and reflection of their own personal journey through the challenges of last year.

These videos are also available with Audio Description.

We Happy Few

Be Not Afeard

No Quiet Find

Day to Day



A Sea of Troubles was produced in partnership with The GAP Arts Project, a youth led creative arts organisation based in Balsall Heath, Birmingham, supporting the creative development of young people from marginalised backgrounds. This project was made possible by Arts Council England.

Meet the directors and performers behind A Sea of Troubles

Meet the Artists

Online art exhibition curated by Martha Kelsey

Little Cures
Where the story began Closed from 30 September Closed from 30 September