Recipe for Scouse

Liverpool is a city of rich culture and heritage. But what does it mean to be a young person growing up in this city?

Written, filmed, edited by and starring Young DaDa members, this new short film takes a humorous and creative look at the historical and cultural ingredients of our unique identity. It particularly asks, ‘what does it mean to be a young person growing up in Liverpool?’

Young DaDa produced the film in partnership with First Take and National Museums Liverpool. Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
This film is subtitled.

Audio described version of the film:

You can find out more about the project and it’s progress by visiting the official Recipe for Scouse website:

A group of Young Disabled people from Merseyside have led on the project development and made key decisions for the film. They explored and re-interpreted the ‘ingredients’ of Liverpool’s cultural and historical identity, reflecting how these have evolved over time, and contribute to their own identities today.

The project is part of our on-going programme to empower young people through training and practical experience in the Arts. Improving their self-confidence, skills and qualifications to increase their future choices.

Watch a video about the project, featuring some of our Young DaDa members, here:

Walker Art Gallery (National Museums Liverpool) – Heritage partner

First Take – Filming partner

Heritage Lottery Fund – Fundung partner

Using money raised through the National Lottery, the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) sustains and transforms a wide range of heritage for present and future generations to take part in, learn from and enjoy. From museums, parks and historic places to archaeology, natural environment and cultural traditions, we invest in every part of our diverse heritage. HLF has supported over 30,000 projects, allocating £4.6billion across the UK.


Recipe for Scouse at DaDaFest International 2014

Recipe for Scouse was premiered during DaDaFest International 2014. The screenings took place at the Bluecoat and the Walker Art Gallery. You can watch a teaser trailer of the film, here:

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