We produced this short film to document the New Cross and Deptford Free Film Festival 2015 festival. It pairs photos by festival volunteers and audience members with audio and interviews recorded at the film events.
We produced this podcast to document the fourth New Cross and Deptford Free Film Festival. The volunteer-run festival featured 52 films shown at 18 venues over ten days from 24 April to 3 May.
For more about the festival visit https://www.facebook.com/nxdfff. For more about Free Film Festivals – the community group that promotes free film screenings in community venues – visit http://www.freefilmfestivals.org.
This short promo pairs photos taken by volunteers from the festival in previous years with music by These Ghosts.
In order to make the promo, we collected as many images as we could and selected those that best represented the range of unusual film screening venues, and that captured the atmosphere at events. We were keen to feature music by a band with a local connection. We chose the repeated chorus from The Great Unknown by These Ghosts because of its filmic energy and intensity.
This audio slideshow introduces Blackpool Creative Roots: a project to engage residents of the Mereside Estate with the arts and the open and public spaces on the estate. It features photographs from a series of creative workshops run by artists from the Avant-Gardening collective during Summer 2014. We hear from locals and artists about what they would like to see happen on the estate.
We produced this audio-slideshow to serve as a trailer for Creative Roots and for Avant-Gardening’s work more generally. It complements the September 2014 podcast, which provides a fuller introduction to the project and account of the summer workshops. It uses excerpts from that podcast, paired with photographs by Jack Boniface and Rosie Oliver (Tickertape Productions).
Creative Roots Blackpool is led by Paul Green of Avant-Gardening. The project has been commissioned by LeftCoast, one of 21 Creative People and Places programmes supported by Arts Council England. For more information about Creative Roots visit creativeroots.co. For more information about LeftCoast visit leftcoast.org.uk.
This podcast introduces Creative Roots, Blackpool: a project to engage residents of the Mereside Estate with the arts and the open and public spaces on the estate. It opens with Kerenza McClarnan of LeftCoast talking about the background to the project and the series of outdoor events held on the estate over the summer of 2014. We then hear from artists Adrian Pritchard, Lisa Wigham and Linzi Cason about the workshops that they have been leading. Locals and artists share their ideas for future projects on the estate.
Creative Roots Blackpool is led by Paul Green of Avant Gardening. The project has been commissioned by LeftCoast, one of 21 Creative People and Places programmes supported by Arts Council England. For more information about Creative Roots visit creativeroots.co. For more information about LeftCoast visit leftcoast.org.uk.
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This is the fourth in a series of podcasts about Creative Roots: Nine Elms. It features youth worker Kerry Astin (FAST), artist Jheni Arboine and young people on the Patmore Estate. We hear them talk about the area, the work that Jheni has been doing to add colour to the Thessaly Road wall, and possibilities for future work projects involving the young people in the area.
This is the third in a series of podcasts about the Creative Roots project in London’s Nine Elms redevelopment area. It opens with Helen Evans of Covent Market Garden Authority describing the changes to Thessaly Road expected in about four years time, including the demolition of the wall that separates the market from neighbouring estates. Artist Lisa Cheung then talks about how the Creative Roots project has used the wall as a calling card to get local people involved. A bright mural has been added, and people have posted poems and ideas.
This is the second in a series of podcasts documenting the Creative Roots project in London’s Nine Elms redevelopment area. It covers an alternative garden party that was held in the Savona Estate on Sunday 17 August 2014. The recording opens with artist Lisa Cheung describing how the day went. We then hear from those involved in activities ranging from ice-cream making to spray painting T-shirts. Those present share their ideas for how to make the area more interesting. For more information about Creative Roots visit http://creativeroots.co.
This is the first of a series of podcasts documenting the Creative Roots project in London’s Nine Elms redevelopment area. It features Caryl Davies and Susie Gray from Wandsworth Council and Helen Evans from Covent Garden Market Authority explaining the background to the project.
The Creative Roots artists project aims to start a dialogue with the residents of the estates connected by Thessaly Road in the Nine Elms area of Battersea and explore their ideas for simple and engaging activation of the public realm. It is led by Paul Green of Avant Gardening (http://www.avantgardening.org) and funded by Wandsworth Council and Covent Garden Market Authority. For more information about Creative Roots visit http://creativeroots.co.
This is one in a series of podcasts documenting Operation Deep Freeze (www.operationdeepfreeze.com), a Greenwich-based art and food growing project. It was recorded at a workshop at Robert Owen early years centre in Greenwich. Paul Green (www.avantgardening.org) explains the day’s activities. We hear the sounds of staff, volunteers and pupils building a raised bed, digging and watering the soil, planting seedlings and making ice-cream.