Participatory Projects

Two-day film-making training courses at the Watershed exploring creative film-making and non-linear video editing techniques and aimed at both adults and young people.

An innovative project exploring the links between colour and emotion in a specially adapted touring caravan. Vivid colour projecting lights give participants an intense but intimate light experience, bathing them in pure colour. “…a joy to the soul ..loved it!’. Cleckheaton, Stockton-on-Tees, Utrecht, Liverpool, Holmfirth.

Berry Brow flats are two troubled blocks in Huddersfield that house mostly young people including asylum seekers, ex-homeless and ex-prison inmates. The flats are unpopular and are visually unappealing. This project aimed to address both these issues and help build a better outlook.

Forming a group of local teenagers to research and produce a unique video inspired by the film making ideas pioneered in Holmfirth over 100 years ago. Together we made an original short film introducing and updating the original material.

Work with students from two high schools in Bridlington to consider urban development issues, deliver training and create digital images of future visions for the area. Presented as an urban projection as part of the town centre festival, and also to the Town Management team.

Introducing a group of people with learning differences and sensory impairment to a creative process which teach a variety of craft based techniques and small scale production processes.

Part of the Watershed team delivering a residential weekend of creative activity with members of the CHARGE syndrome families support group. The video focuses on the activities undertaken by the young people themselves and their thoughts and feelings about the shape of things to come.

A participatory visual arts workshop event with the community of Brackenhall estate as it enters a huge re-development phase, with a celebratory event with the launch of a small exhibition.

Vivid colour projecting light sources enhance the perceptions of participants who experience an intimate light show, are bathed in pure colour. Manchester Xtrax festival and Oldham Art Galley

Exploring the links between colour and emotion in a specially adapted touring caravan. After a very successful tour around most the streets of Windybank, housing estate we extended the project to tour to Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and Glasgow Science Centre.

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