Over the past nine months students from Hampstead School have been working with the team at TWC to produce a film for the Cricklewood community and its now online and ready to share!
The students had to research the local area, film interviews with local businesses & community leaders and work both in front and behind the camera. Not only did the students need to get to grip with the equipment, they also had to conquer their own nerves; asking a person you don’t know questions can be a daunting task!
In all the students talked to around 30 local people across the duration of the project. The young people chose the best twelve interviews and edited them together in
to the final film. Raheem from the project said “I have really enjoyed myself. Its been fun working with the experts from Together We Create. Filming was scary but fun.”
Glen Steven, Inclusion Co-ordinator at the school added “As a school we are really keen to be an active part of the community. When a project like this comes along, we know our students will benefit from it, so we have to say Yes!”
Catherine Hays, Chair of Trustees for Together We Create said “We have really enjoyed working with Hampstead School on the Vision on Cricklewood program. The staff and students have committed lots of time and energy into this project and have been a great partner to work with.”
The premier screening took place at Hampstead School on 23rd April. This project was made possible thanks to a grant from Barnet Council. This project complements the work that has taken place locally funded by the London Mayors, Outer London Fund
Click here to see the Vision on Cricklewood film
Together We Create and Hampstead School have the pleasure of inviting you to the screening of
Vision on Cricklewood: In Cricklewood Everyone is a Star
Over six months, we have been working students from Hampstead School to create a film that showcases some of Cricklewood’s best bits! The students interviewed lots of local residents and businesses to create a film that celebrates the local area. We have the pleasure of inviting you to the premier screening of the film which will take place on:
Wednesday 23rd April 2014 between 6pm -7pm at Hampstead School, Westbere Road, Cricklewood, NW2 3RT
Limited parking and light refreshments provided. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are really excited about a new project we have developed for the Honeywell Community Centre in West Drayton, in collaboration with our partners at A2 Dominion Housing Association.
Over February half-term, we will be giving the chance for up to 20 local young people to create a film celebrating the creativity found in their patch of the London Borough of Hillingdon. Working in small groups, the young people (aged 8-14) will get the chance to learn lots of new creative skills to do with film creation and production.
Through the week, our team of experts will be on-site to teach the students the core fundamentals involved in creating great films. Team lead, Sarah, will be demonstrating the latest techniques and tricks with camera angles, and exploring the art of great storyboarding, presenting and editing.
While professional DJ Tom will be taking time out from the recording studio to coach the students in audio sampling, layering, audio recording and mixing so that they will be able to create their very own sound tracks.
Rowan, our tech support and budding film maker, will be heading up the creative part of the programme, and will work with the students to deliver art projects that showcase their creative inspiration.
It promises to be a great week!
By the end of the week we will have an amazing film; produced, directed, acted and filmed by the students. We promise to share it here first!
In October the TWC team put on their wellies and pitched their tents for Cricklewood’s very own Clitterhouse Farm Hug Day!
We well and truly rolled up our sleeves to take digital animation down to the farm. We hooked up our laptops, put up a big screen and got the young people of Cricklewood animating!
We were asked to volunteer our time for the Hug Day by Alastair and Thomas from the Clitterhouse Farm Project. We were delighted to be asked to support our local community and so jumped at the chance. As a charity, we are really passionate about supporting our local communities, so if you would like our help or support then please do let us know!
In the meantime enjoy the TWC Trustees animation. Needless to say the kid’s versions were much better!
TWC Trustees down the Farm
The team at TWC are on the creativity trail again! This time we have taken our adventures to North London, to Cricklewood.
Working in conjunction with Hampstead School, we are delighted to launch a brand new school film project. Our fab filmmakers Barry and Rowan will be mentoring a group of Year 9s to produce a film about Cricklewood for local people and local businesses.
The first group session took place on Tuesday 08 October, with another 12 sessions scheduled up until March 2014. At the end of the programme, the final film will be shown at a film premiere! Barry (the lead freelancer for the project) said ‘We met the group earlier on this week. They were full of ideas and enthusiasm. I think this film is going to be great!’
We will post the details of the film premiere event in early 2014, so keep an eye out for it on this website! All local residents will be invited. We would like to thank Glen at Hampstead School for his fantastic organisation skills and Ken and his team at Barnet Council who have helped make this fantastic project happen.
Good luck to our budding filmmakers, we can’t wait to see the final film!
Wow, This summer has been the best yet!
This summer the team at Together We Create have helped 21 groups of eager children make films, create animations, explore how to program, record their own music tracks and we even threw into the mix a couple of trips out and about!
Working with Griffin Park Learning Zone, TWC was commissioned to undertake two big projects this summer. One project was with A2 Dominion a major housing association with homes across the South East. A2 Dominion asked us to create a comprehensive four week programme of creative digital workshops and sporty workshops for the children that live on the GWQ Estate in Brentford.
Whilst that was running in the mornings, in the afternoons the TWC Team worked with a different group of young people to explore youth provision in Hounslow. Working alongside the current Hounslow Youth Council, the TWC Team recruited a crack bunch of investigative reporters to find out what young people really thought. Here is a short interview with three of our reporters explaining what they did.
The Investigators Tale
And as pictures always speak louder than words, here are some photos of the reporters in action.
Three by Three – Film workshops that make a Difference- with the Youth Council
Free Summer Holiday Workshops
A unique opportunity for young people to develop, shoot and edit a short film about what its like to be a young person in Hounslow, created in conjunction with film makers from Together We Create.
This FREE three day creative workshop will give you the opportunity to become a young filmmaker with a voice. Your films will contribute towards the Hounslow Young Voices, a project that aims to consult young people on what they need and want within the Borough.
The workshops will run between 2pm and 5pm at Griffin Park Learning Zone in Brentford on the following dates:
6th, 7th and 8th August
13th, 14th and 15th August and
20th, 21st and 22nd August
Unfortunately due to high demand you will only be able to sign up for one week of workshops. No previous experience necessary. Contact the Together We Create Team at [email@example.com] for more details
More about…. Hounslow Youth Council
Hounslow Youth Council seeks to empower the borough’s young people with a strong voice in local decision-making. Whether it’s service provision, housing, environment, sports, development or anything else, young people need effective, meaningful and non-tokenistic methods to have their say.
Barry Ferns (one of the TWC Team) writes about his creative session at Featherstone:
“The project at Featherstone was a creative day where creative people came into the school to talk about their careers and give learning advice. There was a theatre director, a photographer, a tabla player and sometone doing a workshop on career guidance and creative goals.
I did three workshops; one on stand up comedy, one on drama and comedy and a third on script writing. They were all an hour long and gave an insight into the three subjects for the young people. The day was finished off with a Q&A Session.
A really lovely day which was well organised by the team at Featherstone. Look forward to next year!”
Menear and Sarah are getting Creative in Cricklewood! Together We Create is supporting the Greener Cleaner Cricklewood project. Our first piece of work was this fab poster created to promote the Cricklewood’s Green Weel 16th – 22nd April.