The last post was all about digital technologies, but at the end of the day, there’s nothing easier to work with than good old fashioned arts and crafts supplies. Eventually, my hope is to combine the digital light projection painting with traditional paper and plasticine. We’ll have to see how that goes. Until then, here’s […]

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When I was a teenager I played french horn with a youth orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall as part of a young people’s event. They made a record of it – but who knows what happened to that. I do know we missed school. In my twenties I did a term of tap dancing […]

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Our first couple workshops used white paper as a backdrop for children to be able to create miniature imaginary universes out of ordinary arts and crafts materials. Plasticine (that modelling clay used by animators that never dries up) and coloured paper were the easiest materials to work with, and you would see them used over […]

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I was at the RFH last Friday night, notebook in hand, ready to talk to strangers. I was expecting it to be lively (it was) and a very different crowd – but I was wrong about the latter. Although there were many people there for the performance, the ten minute dances, the hanging out with […]

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This blog post has been a long time coming. We started out three months ago with a vague mission to explore the collective imagination of children and their families. Since then, we’ve hosted events and workshops in classrooms, pop-up museums, school festivals, and even a Mini Maker Faire. It’s been quite a journey learning about […]

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As we approach our 10th year we are looking to grow our dynamic board of trustees to help us to increase our reach, enhance our profile, spread our messages and continue to develop sustainably. We value diversity and welcome and encourage applications from everyone. We are seeking trustees who will bring creative vision, be connected […]

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And so today I really started to enjoy myself. I was talking to Sarah Fox, the creative producer at People United, a few weeks ago, and she asked me how I was feeling about the project. I said I was finding it interesting, challenging, often frustrating, (as I said in my last post) and that […]

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People United and Jasmin Vardimon Company commissioned artist and director R.M. Sanchez-Camus and musician and composer / songwriter Isa Suarez to explore courage with local people from Ashford. Working with community groups and local individuals, the artists devised performances and composed music and song for a live promenade event. Seek Courage was made up of […]

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As part of Newington Big Local’s Family Fun Day on Saturday 1st August 2015, local artist/puppeteer Estelle Rosenfeld ran a drop in workshop at Newington Community Centre. The workshop, Home Grown Heroes, was supported by some of the Creative Champions who have been meeting every Thursday evening at Dame Janet Primary Academy for The Best […]

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After spending a number of weeks getting to know Newington, I popped into see Simon at The Copse, a beautiful secluded wooded area, next to Newington Community Primary School. Simon gave me a whistle stop tour and I was taken by a very small secret space, an area surrounded by trees but not just any […]

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