New Film Project Launched in NW2


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!

Windows On… Brentford is Back!

Windows on Brentford Part 2 Photo 2We were really excited to launch the installation of the second part of the Windows On… Brentford project last week.

Now Brentford has two amazing rows of digital artwork installed on the building opposite Morrisons. If you haven’t been to Brentford to see the artwork, you really should because it’s fab!

Here are a couple of snaps, along with a quick low down on the project. Fingers and toes crossed for part three…

Making Brentford even more brilliant!

In the summer  of 2009 the Windows On… Brentford project was launched. Now over 4 years later the project is back!
The Windows On… Brentford project was an idea developed by Sarah Hoyle, the founder of TWC. Back in 2009, Sarah was working and living in Brentford and on her daily walk to work she started thinking about how she could creatively contribute towards the community she lived in.
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She says “I used to walk past this old unloved building on the High Street opposite Morrison’s every day. One day I wondered what whether we could get kids to create artwork which we could then put in the windows of the building. That’s how the Windows On… project was born.” Now nearly 4 years later the project is back.
The first phase of the project saw the creation of eleven pieces of artwork, created by children from a variety of schools in the Brentford area. The artwork was printed and positioned in the bottom row of windows in the building opposite Morrison’s on the High Street.
The second phase sees the artwork placed in the second floor windows of the three story building. The themes of the second phase are Olympics and Play, celebrating the fantastic year of sports and activity in 2012.
Owners of the building Ballymore, have been really supportive of the project. Graham Haydon-White remarked : “We are really keen to support the Windows On… Brentford project. It is great to see young people creating artwork for their local community.”
Sarah adds; “I cannot thank local people such as Debbie Squires and Janet Mc Namara along with printing company Octink, Ballymore, Griffin Park Learning Zone and our young artists for helping us create the Windows On… Brentford artwork. Everyone was really supportive and the project is now well loved by people who live and visit Brentford.”

What an Amazing Summer!

IMG_3536Wow, 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.

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News Flash: FREE Summer Holiday Workshops


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 [] 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.


TWC and the RTC: Lights, Camera, Kingsley!



Together We Create is really chuffed to announce a new innovative project for London. Linking up with Brentford’s Apple Regional Training Centre, and Kingsley Academy, Together We Create and our friends at Griffin Park Learning Zone will be producing and delivering an animation festival for children at schools in central Hounslow.

The project will begin in a number of weeks, finalising with a celebrity screening at Kingsley Academy in October 2013. The Team at TWC are all very excited. More details to follow!

Hounslow50 in Feltham!

Today the Team where at Feltham Library for an great day of Hounslow50-ing . Massive thanks to our talented local artists including: Vanessa, Jasmin, Dylan, Jamie, Abdil, Emily, Joshua, Daniel, Danielle, Andy, Karuna and Saif.

Here are some of their  great designs. Come and join us at Feltham Library on Saturday 22nd June for another fab Hounslow50 day of fun!

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This weekend Together We Create launches Hounslow50, an innovative community project for people who live and learn in the London Borough of Hounslow.

Hounslow50 Poster

During the next few months the team at TWC will be running a series of free creative workshops in various locations across Hounslow.

The workshops will  ask the participants to look back in time at Hounslow 50 years ago, think about Hounslow today and visualise what Hounslow will be like  in 50 years time. Everyone who takes part in the project will be asked to draw, design, animate or ‘film’ a postcard from the past, present and future!

The postcards will be posted on the TWC Website and we hope will form part of an exhibition in the near future.

This project has been made possible thanks to a grant from Thames Valley Housing Association.


If you would like to join us, why not come an visit the team at one of the four  FREE workshops taking place over the next few months

Sunday 12th May at the ISIS Event, Brentford Lock, Brentford

Saturday 8th June at  Feltham Library Community Space, Feltham

Saturday 22nd June, Feltham Library Community Space, Feltham

Sunday 7th July at Ivybridge Funday, Isleworth

No booking is necessary, just come and join us between 11am – 3pm (12- 4 pm on 12th May). If you have any additional questions why not email us at



Yesterday was the launch of Windows on Fulham, a fantastic digital art project for Fulham Palace, in West London.

Taking place over February half term, a team a brilliant young people from HAFAD (Hammersmith and Fulham Action on Disability), joined the TWC Team at Fulham Palace to learn more about one of London’s key historic buildings and create amazing collages for the railings that led to the Palace.


IMG_1991Once the collages were created, Thomas our ace photographer, digitised the work ready for printing by our friends in Octink, who have supported TWC for several years.

Daisy Trust and John Lyons kindly funded the project. We also received support from the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and Fulham Palace Trust.


Here are a few snaps of the launch. A massive thanks to the Major of Hammermsmith and Fulham (Cllr Belinda Donovan), Pauline from the Palace and the team from HAFAD for help in unveiling the artwork!









Here is a brief write-up of the project as reported in the Fulham Chronicle

Click here to read the article

The HOTS Report now launched


The HOTS (Hold on to Sports) project, run by London charity Together We Create this week publishes a research paper which finds the impact on learning and interest in sports across the London Borough of Hounslow has exceeded all expectations. In addition, perhaps the most impressive outcomes were to do with motivation, self esteem and impact on team spirit in a completely inclusive environment, which built up over the three years. Some of the key findings are detailed below.


With the London 2012 Olympic Games for inspiration, the HOTS project has brought inspiration to over 6,000 young people from across the London Borough of Hounslow by learning from peers and sports professionals across its three year programme. Creating an opportunity for young people to experiment and take risks, to try new ways to express oneself creatively regardless of age, physical and mental ability or experience, and resulting in tangible outcomes. One teacher comments, “Best motivational topic ever done… covering ICT, speaking and listening, presentation and co-operation far better than anything else…



Since the project, two schools have now integrated the HOTs programme into their curriculum and the interest in sports, the shift in pedagogic thinking and use of ICT in the classroom is a lasting legacy of the project. As a teacher from Springwell Junior School explains, “This is without doubt a learning initiative that has had more impact on learning than any other I have ever taken part in… there was a real buzz in the classroom  with full on learning involving organisational skills, multi tasking and deadlines.”


The outcomes:

  • There is good evidence of substantial value added gains in English and ICT
  • There is good evidence of a substantial shift in interest from a sport-based computer game to participation in real sports in schools and leisure centres.
  • There is good evidence that the young people have learned new skills – teamwork, leadership, responsibility and self-direction
  • Information Technology – there are demonstrable significant gains in ICT confidence and expertise, for example: podcasting, green screening, filming and editing, web page development, use of forums to share ideas; creative use of PowerPoint and use of Web 2.0 tools to upload creative work and to find and download free software to create the work.
  • Involvement in the HOTs resulted in a number of schools discovering new interest in sports,  and offered the opportunity to champion pupils already pursuing sports at a competitive level.
  • Enabling diversity – enabling for example, a school for severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties to take part and work alongside a gifted and talented group of individuals

As part of the project, Dr Jo Armitage carried out a research study interviewing all participants both teachers and youth works and also the young people participating on the programme. 

The positive outcomes will now act as a legacy in the schools and youth centres as the teachers and youth workers continue with the programme, impacting on their approaches to teaching and learning.

Download the HOTS Final Report 2012

For more information please contact Sarah Hoyle:

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