Free Summer Holiday Workshops – Now Fully Booked

Library - 702Our free HOTS Summer Workshop Program is open to all children who live or learn in the London Borough of Hounslow

Our Digital Art Workshops

Using digital cameras and Adobe Photoshop we will help the young people who join us to create outstanding pieces of artwork for the Hounslow Community. The children will learn how to cut, crop, layer and add effects to their work. They will learn how to use digital cameras and how compose eye-catching pieces of digital artwork.

The best pieces of work will be printed on 1m x 1m metal panels that will be hung in various locations across the Borough. Examples of the work we helped the children produce in previous digital art projects can be found in Brentford outside Morrisons on Brentford High Street and on the Bolierhouse of the Ivybridge Estate in Isleworth.

Date Age Group
Monday 30th & Tuesday 31st July 7-11 Year olds
Wednesday 1st & Thursday August 7-11year olds
Tuesday 7th Wednesday 8th August 10-14 year olds

Our Smoothie Workshops

For two days we will be concocting the most amazing smoothies Hounslow has every produced! The children will work in teams to design and market their smoothies. They will think about the best fruit to use and what makes their smoothies extra special. Along with eating copious amount of fruit the young people will get the chance to play games, have a tour of Griffin Park Football Club (tbc) and a watch the Olympics live on a big screen.

Date Age Group
Thursday 9th & Friday 10th August 7-11 year olds

Our Animation Workshops

The stop frame animation is a great but simple way for young people to get involved in film making. The animations are collaborative and easy to create, and also a lot of fun! They can take anything from 20 minutes to 2 hours to create, depending on the commitment level of the young people. It also allows children to play with roles such as performer, director, and creator in a playful non-pressure setting.

During our two day workshop the team from Together We Create will be experimenting with lots of different types of animation, experimenting with sound, shapes and lighting.

At the end of the workshop we will invite all the participants to take their animations home and will upload the best animations onto  the TWC Youtube site.

Date Age Group
Monday 13th & Tuesday 14th August 10-14 year olds
Wednesday 15th & Thursday 16th August 7-11 year olds

All workshops take place at Griffin Park Learning Zone, Braemar Road, Brentford , TW8 0NT between 10am-2.30pm

Places are limited so early booking is recommended

To book a place please email Sarah Hoyle on

Summer Shake Up: HOTS Summer Half Term 2012


Like being creative in the kitchen? Enjoy art and design? Like to dabble in all things digital?

The HOTS is the London 2012 Inspire Project for Hounslow and we are celebrating all things creative, digital and tasty!

Over the Summer half term holiday Together We Create are joining forces with Griffin Park Learning Zone to provide 30 young people aged between 7-13 the chance to take part in a FREE Two-Day creative jamboree to celebrate London 2012. We will be making smoothies, getting involved in the Hounslow Bunathon and will be dabbling in Digital Art.

The workshops will take place at Griffin Park Learning Zone, Braemar Road, Brentford, TW8 0NT on Thursday 7th and Friday 8th June 2012 between 10am – 2.30pm

The two day event is free. To reserve a place please email Sarah Hoyle . Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. You must be able to attend both days of this two day workshop.

For more information about The HOTS project check out the Together We Create  website

The HOTS Summer Program 2012


The HOTS Summer Program  2012

This summer Together We Create are pulling out all the stops to give young people who live and learn in Hounslow the best summer ever.

Our program of free events include:

Lets Get Digital Community Days – your chance to be an Olympic hero thanks to some good photos and cleaver Photoshop!

Come and join in the fun with us at:

  • The Isleworth Fayre on Sunday 6th May
  • Isleworth Library on Saturday 12th May, 11.30 – 3.30pm
  • Studio 700 (Hounslow Library) 13th May, 11.30 – 3.30pm
  • Isleworth Library on Saturday 19th May. 11.30 – 3.30pm
  • Studio 700 (Hounslow Library) 18th May, 11.30 – 3.30pm

More dates to follow

We are also embarking on a Buntathon! We are aiming to produce 1km of Bunting for Hounslow. We are asking all schools in the borough to spend just an hour designing pennants, which will be part of the mega bunting extravaganza. We have produced a very simple and useful tool kit for schools which is easy to follow and can be emailed to you. Once the bunting is completed it will be hung in open spaces throughout Hounslow. This project is absolutely free to take part in.

Other events include: The HOTS  Final for Schools – 12th July, Hounslow Schools Torch Relay -25th July, Summer Holiday HOTS Workshops 30th July – 15th August.

For more information please contact Sarah Hoyle, Project Coordinator on

Stand up Featherstone


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!”

Mary Macleod MP and the Blueberry Blaster!




On Thursday 1st March Mary Macleod MP visited Isleworth and Syon school to sample some of West London’s finest Smoothie creations.

10 Boys from Year Eight are currently working thought the tasks and challenges that the HOTS project has in store. Today the boys investigated food groups as part of the Dietician section of the HOTS project and  before the Smoothies began flowing from the blender a very vibrant discussion was had about good and bad foods.

Next week the boys will be looking at the work of the trainer and I am told learning all there is to know about BMX Biking !

News Flash: Sporting Sunday 26th Feb


What are you doing on Sunday 26th February? Why not take part in the Gunnersbury Museum Sporting Sunday.

Pop into the museum and put your face on the cover of a sports magazine,
create your own sports medal to take home, and find out if you know your
carbs from your cholesterol in our healthy eating challenge!

Or take part in the free multi-sports activities provided by ‘Brentford FC
Community Sports Trust’ in the park, which include:
No advance bookings, places allocated on a first come first served basis.
For more information please contact 020 8992 2247 or 1612
Sunday 26 February, 11am–4pm. Admission: FREE on arrival to the museum
Nearest tube: Acton Town (District/Piccadilly Lines) Bus: E3

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