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Here are some of the tunes that have accompanied us on this journey:

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

‘Growing Up’ (2016)


‘When we were young’ (2015)

‘Million Years Ago’ (2015)

Sherika Sherard

‘Give me a job’ (2014)

Tinie Temper

‘Pass Out’ (2014)

Rizzle Kicks

‘Lost Generation’ (2013)

‘When I was a Youngster’ (2011)

Dizzee Rascal

‘Bonkers’ (2011)

Ed Sheeran

‘Galway Girl’ (2017)

‘The A Team’ (2010)

Plan B

‘The Defamation of Strickland Banks’ (2010)


Single Ladies’ (2008)

Beastie Boys

‘Girls’ (2007)

‘Ladies’ (2009)

‘Sabotage’ (2009)


‘Lose Yourself’ (2002)


‘Angelo’ (2000)

Paul Weller

‘Broken Stones’ (1995)

‘The Changingman’ (1995)

M People

‘Moving on Up’ (1993)

Mano Negra

‘Mala Vida’ (1988)

Gwen Guthrie

‘Ain’t Nothin’ Goin’ On But The Rent’ (1986)

The Pogues

‘The Old Main Drag’ (1985)

Billy Bragg

‘The Saturday Boy’ (1984)


‘One in Ten’ (1981)

The English Beat

‘Get a Job’ (1981)

The Undertones

‘Teenage Kicks’ (1979)

‘My Perfect Cousin’ (1980)

The Jam

‘Eton Rifles’ (1979)

X-Ray Spex

‘Germ Free Adolescents’ (1978)

The Clash

‘Career Opportunities’ (1977)

Johnny Cash

‘Green, green grass of home’ (1968)

Lalo Schifrin

‘Mission Impossible’ (1967) version from The Piano Guys (2013)

Bob Dylan

‘I Was Young When I Left Home’ (1961)

‘Forever Young’ (1974)

‘Lord Protect My Child’ (1983)

Dinah Washington

‘What a difference a day makes’ (1959)


A short selection of some classic films about youth transitions:

A Taste of Honey (1961) A young girl growing up in Manchester has an unconventional relationship.

The Loneliness of the long distance runner (1962) A young man growing up in the UK in the 1950s

The Graduate (1967) A disillusioned, award winning scholar makes his way through some tangled love affairs.

Harold and Maud (1971) A suicidal young man gets a new lease of life through his relationship with an 80 year old woman

Scum (1977) Life in a prison for young offenders in the 1970s.

Quadrophenia (1979) A young man’s journey from London to Brighton in 1965.

La Haine (1995) Three young men living in the suburbs of Paris.

Hackers (1995) Young hackers are blamed for capsizing five oil

Trainspotting (1996) Young people growing up in Scotland.

Cresceranno i carciofi a Mimongo (1996) The quest for work and love of an agricultural student.

Tutti giu’ per terra (1997) the story of a reluctant young student in Turin.

Kevin and Perry Go Large (2000) Kevin and Perry go on holiday to

Inbetweeners (2001) Four young 18 year olds go on holiday to Malia.

Legally Blonde (2001) Elle goes to law school.

Bend it like Beckham (2002) Jess wants to play football, but her family don’t.

Million Dollar Baby (2004) A young woman wants to become a boxer.

Kidulthood (2006) Life of a 15 year old finding his way.

This is England (2007) A young boy becomes a skinhead.

Tutta la vita davanti (2008) A young graduate woman working in a call centre while searching for employment security and a career.

Get a Job (2010) Unemployed and living with the ‘mother-in-law from hell’, Will and Terry open a comedy

The Social Network (2010) A Harvard student with few friends creates Facebook.

C’e’ chi dice no (2010) A story of three former high school companions facing uncertain employment prospects, creatively trying to oppose a biased referral system of entrance into employment.

Eat, Sleep, Die (2012) A young Swedish woman struggles to find a new job and look after her sick father.

Goob (2014) A young man in rural Norfolk fighting, womanizing and stock car racing, falls for a pretty foreign field worker.

Top Boy (2014) Young men growing up in London.

Smetto quando voglio (2014) Comedy around precariousness, and the attempt of three (former) researchers to pursue employment success.

Girlhood (2015) Young women growing up in the tough suburbs of Paris.

The Intern (2015) A retired man becomes a senior intern at an online fashion house.

I, Daniel Blake (2016) A 59 year old carpenter fights to get Employment Benefits, and support a young family.

Get a Job (2016) After college, life doesn’t go to plan as Will and Jillian take on increasingly strange jobs.

Che vuoi che sia (2016) Comedy around uncertain prospects and difficulties in forming a family.

T2: Trainspotting 2 (2017) The original crew twenty years later.

Nadia (2017) A British school girl with a difficult family who is made homeless.

Eviction (2017) A young man loses his bike with serious consequences

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