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 2018. Tutor 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.
The workshops enabled participants to design, develop and create their own film which involved creative writing, character design, animation, video / 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.
The film is about homelessness in Swansea and features three interviews with the participants who share true stories about their own personal experiences. The group also developed a surreal animation whilst learning about the stop-motion filming technique. They made the animations using collages of photos and drawings, the film also includes the original poetry of one of the participants, John Hauxwell.
The team went on to shoot on location around the city, including at the beach, the museum, and in the City centre, with the use of Jamie’s advanced technical equipment. All this gave them the opportunity to develop new skills and self confidence, whilst practising new technical filming and camera skills.
It was a real attribute to the group that three participants who attended, taking the role of ‘workshop volunteers‘, are previous learners from our courses. Their enthusiasm, dedication to knowledge sharing, and support for the group, added a positive dynamic to the structure of the course. As these individuals have already attained the Agored Cymru ‘Film-Making’ accreditation, they moved forward to the ‘Volunteering in the Community’ accreditation, we really appreciate and commend Stuart, Estee, Gemma and Richard for all of their hard work!
The Wallich is a homeless charity based in Wales that operates under three core objectives: getting people off the streets; keeping people off the streets; and creating opportunities for people. They believe that everyone deserves the right to a home, but more than that, that everyone deserves the right to feel safe, to feel valued and to feel positive about their future.
Thanks goes to our workshop leader, Jamie Panton, our wonderful volunteers, Stuart Rodger, Richard Bailey and Estee Elora, the lovely people at Adult Learning Wales and The National Waterfront Museum, Chris, James, Jessica and the team at The Wallich and to all the fantastic participants.
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.