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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.

Toronto Place supports adults with learning disabilities, it is a local authority day care centre. Swansea Social Services provides a range of services to support adults with a learning disability, also working in close partnership with other local agencies in Swansea in providing information and support services.

The workshops enabled participants to design, develop and create their own film which involved creative writing, character design, animation, video and sound recording, and editing. Participants were encouraged to develop their own ideas from the outset and were guided through the process of scripting, designing, and shooting their films.

LOCWS International works in partnership with other Third Sector, Educational and Cultural organisations in Swansea to contribute towards; alleviating the effects of poverty, and helping individuals benefit from exposure to the creative industries and the cultural sector.

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