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LOCWS Creative Participation Programme Featuring Young Woman Holding Toy Gun from Communities First East Cluster's Film-Making Course at Birchgrove Community Centre

Week two of our Creative Participation Programme’s film-making workshops and we’ve been in Birchgrove in Communities First East Cluster. It’s been a fun-packed week with the group who chose to create and produce a horror film. The participants loved the sessions so much they even created a lovely thank-you card for our wonderful tutor, Jamie Panton.

Illustration of LOCWS Film-Making Workshop Tutor Jamie Panton Holding Action SnapperNote for LOCWS Film-Making Workshop Tutor Jamie Panton saying "Thank you for giving us the confidence and support in the making of this film that we didn't think we could do. You made us all smile and laugh"

Here’s a few photos of the participants in action

LOCWS Creative Participation Programme Featuring Young People from Swansea's EYST Filming in their Offices

February half term was exceptionally busy this year as we ran back-to-back film-making workshops with participants from Swansea’s African Community Centre and the Ethnic Youth Support Team (EYST). Over twenty young people learned film-making skills over four consecutive days with the aim of the course being to have finished films created and produced by the learners by the end of the sessions. The films created will go on to be featured in the summer’s 2017 SwanComm Film Festival, a participant led and organised community film festival.

The groups produced very different films with the young people from EYST focussing on belonging, identity and community and looking at the services EYST provide. Shahab Miah, a support worker from EYST told us that the group had really interesting in-depth discussions around the subjects they were exploring and the young people really tried to identify with people from all walks of the community in thinking about creating the film.

Young people from the African Community Centre created a spooktacular thriller. Their course was held by the National Waterfront Museum which provided a spectacular atmospheric backdrop for the film and the group had great fun having the run of the museum at night!

We can’t wait to see the finished films but in the meantime here’s a short preview of the film created by the young people from the African Community Centre…

2017 Film-making Workshops for Communities First Residents

Can you take a moment to help us spread the word? We’ve got FREE 2017 film workshop opportunities available for Swansea Communities First area residents.

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2016 LOCWS Schools Exhibition at the Grand Theatre, Swansea

An exhibition of artwork from schools in Swansea is now open in the Level 2 Gallery at the Grand Theatre, Swansea from 5 October – 27 October 2016.

Opened by The Lord Mayor of the City and County, Councillor David Hopkins of Swansea, and attended by The Lady Mayoress, Councillor Beverly Hopkins, Councillor Christine Richards, Deputy Leader of the City and County of Swansea and Mr. D. Byron Lewis, HM Lord-Lieutenant, the exhibition showcases artworks created by young people from across the city Read more…

New Independent Film Festival Set for Swansea’s Cinema & Co next month.

15.06.16 Evening Post article written by Geraint Thomas.

GET your popcorn ready! A new short film festival is coming to Swansea next month showcasing the best of community movie-making.

SwanComm Film Festival will see more than a dozen films, by aspiring local film makers of all ages, ranging from comedy-horror to animation and documentaries which have been created by residents and groups from across the county. Read more…

To celebrate National Volunteers Week 2016 and all the hard work done by volunteers across the third sector in the area, Swansea Council for Voluntary Service (SCVS) organised a fantastic event at the decadent Lord Mayors Mansion to give thanks and recognition to our local volunteers. Read more…

LOCWS International were invited by the National Waterfront Museum to run a creative workshop on 06/06/16 for pupils from St Thomas Community Primary School, 28 children from the reception class are currently participating in an exciting King’s College London initiative called ‘My Primary School is at the Museum’. Read more…

Pupils from Christchurch Primary school year 5/6 undertook a tour on 26/05/16 of the latest LOCWS International Art Across the City exhibit, RESISTANCE, the exciting commission by Rich White as part of the LOCWS Schools project during the Summer term 2016. Read more…

Pupils from Waunarlwydd Primary school year 3/4 undertook a tour on 25/05/16 of the latest LOCWS International Art Across the City exhibit, RESISTANCE, the exciting commission by Rich White as part of the LOCWS Schools project during the Summer term 2016. Read more…

Pupils from Pennard Primary school year 3 undertook a tour on 24/05/16 of the latest LOCWS International Art Across the City exhibit, RESISTANCE, the exciting commission by Rich White as part of the LOCWS Schools project during the Summer term 2016. Read more…