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Thank you if you joined us at SWANCOMM FILM FESTIVAL on Saturday, May 26th at the National Waterfront Museum! If you were unable to join us, here is your chance to watch the films..

The festival marks the culmination of the Creative Participation Programme, a collaborative project between Locws International, Adult Learning Wales and eight community focused organisations in Swansea:

SNAP Cymru

There is never a dull moment in these wonder-fuelled, imaginative, and dreamlike scenes. Take a peek into the SNAP-capped, hero-bounding, cafe-dwelling, dancing minds of these young performers. Be sure to keep your eyes fixed to the screen in this energetic and heartwarming, dreamscape vision.

 

EYST Wales

A film colourfully slamming diversity issues, proudly created by an inspiring young team. Welcoming aspirations and expectations within our multicultural population. Leading the way to believing more in harmonious and peace-filled ideals. These young voices inspire positivity for the future and our hopes and dreams, helping us all feel more welcome. Peace out.

Crisis

Can we afford to live anymore? In crisis, asking questions about the good and the bad, finding out about government benefits, substance addictions and recovery. Talking to some of the people about how they came to be where they are, and how you can help to support them. Putting the unity back into community.

Gorseinon Social Centre

Keep your seats and hold on tight to someone close! Who is that sitting next to you on the Ghost Train.. is it a spook?! An animated testimonial, that will test your scream-o-meter and make your boots shake. The Ghost Train takes us and shakes us all along on a ride to see what makes us scream, colourful and fun..throughout the ride.

Toronto Place Community Centre

It’s all hands on deck with the gang. A fun extravaganza, filmed with an abundance of music, dance, and drama amongst other delights…keeping us enthralled. Watch these fabulous friends make their days entertaining at the utmost. You’ll feel bedazzled, and you’ll know how to have a good time. Come one, come all.

 

Bloom Swansea

Lets stop behind the scenes, and see what’s really going on in the jaunty works of Bloom TV! A chance to meet the stars and watch them at work, to wonder at what will and can be, a talented arrangement of mirth and camaraderie. A joy for all to make and see.

Communities For Work

This film juxtaposes ideas of home, working and living, in connection with places and spaces. In the ‘2nd City’, we find out about a rich source of culture, be it quite tucked away. Creating positive thoughts, through art and community projects, and talking about taking our buildings and spaces out of a black hole.

 

The Wallich

A piece certainly ‘not to be’ viewed by those, ‘to be’ wearing rose tinted spectacles.  It is animated, poetic, agonised, and heart wrenching. Homelessness is a non-generic label made for normal people alike. Words about life spoken through a ruff-edged, harshly gripping reality. Expressed and felt, for those with less shades of subtext or naivety. ’Sans filter’, honest, people will care.

Join us at SWANCOMM FILM FESTIVAL taking place on Saturday, May 26th from 12pm – 3pm at the National Waterfront Museum! 

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The festival is the culmination of the Creative Participation Programme, a collaborative project between Locws International, Adult Learning Wales and eight community focused organisations in Swansea:

SNAP Cymru
EYST Wales
Crisis
Gorseinon Social Centre
Toronto Place Community Centre
Bloom Swansea
Communities For Work
The Wallich

Back for the third year running SwanComm Film Festival will premier films made during our recent community film-making workshops. You will be able to meet with the film-makers and hear about their experience of making these eight unique films about Swansea.

The project saw children, young people and adults throughout Swansea gain creative film-making skills and enabled community members to come together to learn the theory and technical skills of making films as diverse as documentary, comic-horror, and animated movies.

Under the engaging instruction of local filmmakers Jamie Panton and David Marchant, the groups gained skills in interview techniques, camera work, directing, animation, filming on location, lighting and audio. Eight film-making courses were held and were attended by participants as young as 7 years and as wise as 58 years, participants over the age of 16 were also given the opportunity to gain accreditations courtesy of Adult Learning Wales.

SwanComm Film Festival aims to bring the City together to hear the voices of the community as they talk about their experiences of living in Swansea.

Thanks goes to all our fantastic funders and partners for making this project possible: Arts Council of Wales, Millenium Stadium Charitable Trust, Swansea Council, Welsh Government’s Fusion project (#CyfunoFusion#FusionSwansea), Adult Learning Wales, Persimmon Homes, The National Lottery, National Waterfront Museum, and the David & Christopher Lewis Trust

Locws International is a Localgiving charity and you can support our work by donating here: http://bit.ly/2G6a98E

 

 

 

LOCWS Creative Participation Programme 2018

Workshop 8 : The Wallich, 24th – 27th April

LOCWS International are proud to work alongside The Wallich for the eighth film course on the LOCWS Creative Participation Programme 2018Tutor and Film-Maker Jamie Panton, worked with individuals from The Wallich over 4 days at The National Waterfront Museum to deliver Agored Cymru accreditions in partnership with Adult Learning Wales. 

Keep an eye on our YouTube channel to see the film and join us for a screening of the film in the SwanComm Film Festival on May 26th at The National Waterfront Museum.

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LOCWS Creative Participation Programme 2018

Workshop 7 : SNAP Cymru, 10th – 12th April

LOCWS International reached out to the wonderful childrens chairty; SNAP Cymru to make film number seven on this year’s LOCWS Creative Participation Programme.  Tutor, artist and professional film-maker; David Marchant worked with individuals from SNAP over 3 days at their centre in Swansea to create a unique short film using various film-making techniques including stop-frame animation and filming in front of a green screen!

Keep an eye on our YouTube channel to see the film and join us for a screening of the film in the SwanComm Film Festival on May 26th at The National Waterfront Museum (12-3pm).

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LOCWS Creative Participation Programme 2018

Workshop 6 : Crisis, 20th – 23rd Mar

LOCWS International are proud to work with Crisis for the sixth film course on the LOCWS Creative Participation Programme 2018Tutor and professional Film-Maker; Jamie Panton, worked with individuals from Crisis over 4 days at Volcano Theatre to deliver the Agored Cymru accredited course in partnership with Adult Learning Wales.

Keep an eye on our YouTube channel to see the film and join us for a screening of the film in the SwanComm Film Festival on May 26th at The National Waterfront Museum (12-3pm).

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LOCWS Creative Participation Programme 2018

Workshop 5 : CCS Communities For Work, 13th – 16th Mar

LOCWS International are proud to work alongside Communities For Work and City and County of Swansea for the fifth film course on the LOCWS Creative Participation Programme 2018Tutor and Film-Maker Jamie Panton, worked with individuals from the Communities For Work support programme over 4 days at Volcano Theatre to deliver the Agored Cymru accredited course in partnership with Adult Learning Wales. This course was developed with support from the Welsh Government Fusion Programme ‘Creating Opportunities Through Culture’.  The Fusion programme promotes cultural projects that support confidence and empowerment, that use arts and culture as tools to improve physical and mental health and well-being, and which develop employability skills, particularly through accredited skills, courses and placements.

Keep an eye on our YouTube channel to see the film and join us for a screening of the film in the SwanComm Film Festival on May 26th at The National Waterfront Museum.

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LOCWS Creative Participation Programme 2018

Workshop 4 : Bloom Project, 6th – 9th Mar

LOCWS International are really excited to be working with the incredible Bloom Project on our Locws Outreach programme! The film-making course took place at Volcano Theatre and the group kicked off the first day with lots of interesting discussions and ideas.

The film is called ‘Bloom TV‘ and it is packed full of slap-stick humour, comedy out-takes, and TV channel classics. Local film-maker Dave Marchant is working with this fantastic group of people and we can’t wait to see the finished film.

“I think the course made me think about doing more courses. I improved my computer experience. It’s a really great course.”

Keep an eye on our YouTube channel to see the film and join us for a screening of the film in the SwanComm Film Festival on May 26th at The National Waterfront Museum.

Thanks goes to our workshop leader, Dave Marchant, our wonderful volunteer, Stuart Rodger, the lovely people at Volcano TheatreChris, Rachel, Biniam, and all the participants from Bloom!

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LOCWS Creative Participation Programme 2018

Workshop 3 : Toronto Place, 27th Feb – 13th Mar

LOCWS International are proud to return to Toronto Place for a second year to run a 4 day film workshop. The enthusiastic group designed and created a unique short film from start to finish, it is one of 8 films made with community groups across Swansea as part of the 2018 Locws Outreach Programme.

A dynamic group of adults at Toronto Place took part in the workshop with local artist and film-maker David Marchant. The group developed themes around the activities that usually take place at the centre, including theatre and dance, cookery, jewellery making, and social activities for friends to come together and enjoy.

Staff members at the centre were really pleased with the way the service users were excited and enthusiastic about the whole project, ‘everyone got involved and wanted to have a go.‘ One participant in particular, who previously found it challenging to stay engaged with some activities, was completely engrossed in sound production and spent many hours using the keyboard and other equipment which amazed the staff.

Thanks goes to all the participants and staff at Toronto Place, our volunteers Stuart Rodger and Carys Marchant, and our workshop tutor David Marchant.

Stay tuned to our YouTube Channel to watch the completed film.

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LOCWS Creative Participation Programme 2018

Workshop 2 : EYST – Ethic Youth Support Team, 20th – 23rd Feb

LOCWS International hosted a 4 day film workshop during Half-Term as part of our 2018 outreach programme, which will include producing 8 films with community groups across Swansea.

An enthusiastic group of young people at EYST ( Ethnic Youth Support Team ) took part in the film-making workshop with local film-maker Jamie Panton. The group developed themes around multiculturalism in Swansea while thinking about the idea of ‘belonging’. The group had a fantastic week of new experiences; “It was fun as the work was challenging and productive.” – one member of the group said.

Stay tuned to our YouTube Channel to watch the completed film.

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LOCWS Creative Participation Programme 2018

Workshop 1 : Gorseinon Social Centre, 5th – 12th Feb

LOCWS International are pleased to announce the launch of the 2018 outreach programme, this year we will be producing 8 films with community groups across Swansea. An enthusiastic group of adults at the Gorseinon Social Centre took part in the first workshop with local artist and film-maker David Marchant. The group developed a ‘Ghost Train’ theme from drawn artworks produced during the planning session, this led to adventurous acting, stop-frame animations and the production of a musical soundtrack to accompany the moving images. Stay tuned to our YouTube Channel to watch the completed film.

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