Whistleblower

Whistleblower

Whistleblower

Whistleblower is a sound installation artwork working with a choir reciting spoken word transcripts in a round. The effect of the multiple layer of voices speaking in repetition creates the hypnotic soundtrack to produce a meditative state in the viewer. Audience members are invited to orchestrate the performance through simple hand gestures and walk amongst the choir during the piece.

Initially piloted with 1st year Drama students from St Helens College  in August 2018 ‘Whistleblower’ received funding to perform at Light Night Leeds 2018.

Whistleblower was held over 2 nights during Leeds Light Night 2018 at Leeds Town Hall Crypt. Our activity featured a choir of spoken word performers reciting pre-recorded text, repeated and delivered in a round. Our choir was recruited from professional performers and novices during a social media and email campaign prior to the performance days. Our choir met at the space at 5:30pm each night to run through the performance
and experiment with positioning. It was our intention that members of the public would take part in the performance either as conductors or participants. Both roles proved popular and after initial hesitation from the public we welcomed a variety of people with our youngest conductor only 8 years old. We have discovered that the piece works best when interacted with, we felt the energy change in the room once the public had been encouraged to take part and our feedback reflects in their comments. We were thrilled with the outcome and welcomed around 1000 people on the first night and 1500 on the second night. We estimate around 400 people walked around the choir and experienced the piece away from the seated viewing area with around 50 people taking up our offer of reading as part of the choir or conducing.

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What people say?

Fantastic experience, as a spoken word artist , liked the use of silence and levels with interaction, and the focus with conductor and speaker
Siobhan
LS7
Really interactive good threshold for joining in, different modes of joining in, not everyone wants to speak. good to see people progressing through to piece
Kara
LS8

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Intergenerational Heritage Filming Project

Our Voice

Our Voice

Everybody has a story and I wanted to capture as many from my town as possible. That was the start of the Our Voice project which became the intergernarational film project funded by the Lottery Heritage Fund in 2014. As my first major project it was exciting to bring together the people I had met through my volunteer work at the Newton Family and Community Centre, Wargrave Big Local and my work as a documentary film maker. Working alongside local historians Geoff Simm and Margaret Normanton we held a local history day, filmed local residents who shared some incredible memories with us and involved over 20 young people in the making of the film.

The most enjoyable aspect of the project was filming our participants who gave us incredible stories about growing up in the town.

creative frame, 19 Miles Hill Avenue, Leeds, LS7 2EL

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Colour-caster

Colour-caster

Colour-caster

Making music performance accessible to all no matter what their background was Steves inspiration for Colour-Caster. From planning the look of the guitar to the delivery of the backing tracks and song choices Steve was the instigator and creative force behind the project. The idea of the guitar was to colour the fretboard section of the guitar and choose songs that could be performed on only one string, strumming the note and if you were feeling brave, singing along. Steve was first and foremost a lovely, passionate man who cared deeply about teaching and the power of music to change lives. I was fortunate to share this journey with Steve over the 2 years it took us to develop and bring the workshop to both children and older people with learning difficulties. It was a ride I’ll never forget and Steve is always in my thoughts. RIP Steve

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Our classes will inspire our participants and show from being complete beginners in a short space of time they can be arranging a concert in front of an audience

creative frame, 19 Miles Hill Avenue, Leeds, LS7 2EL

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Vegimation

Vegimation

Vegimation

Combining model making with animation, creative writing, photography and healthy eating, Vegimation made it’s debut as part of the 2016 ‘make it happen’ programme funded by Helena Housing in St Helens. Our workshop began with a huge bag  of fruit and vegetables deposited on a table surrounded by confused looking children aged between 7 and 12.

What’s that?

 Initially the children were very wary of trying something new but soon began eating food they’d never seen before, the workshops quickly ignited into life and the children busied themselves with the task of building their model. Next came the naming and story creation, photography and animation. Over 6 weeks and in 2 locations across St Helens we met over 40 participants who created and ate, from confusion to creation Vegimation had landed.

Following our initial pilots Vegimation is now available as a 3 hour workshop perfect for summer clubs and half term.

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Seeing the faces of children trusted to use our cameras and computers was priceless.

  • 5 children made new friends
  • 22 children tried new foods
  • 11 children felt more confident and healthy
  • 10 children learned new skills
  • creative frame, 19 Miles Hill Avenue, Leeds, LS7 2EL

    copyright 2019 creative frame | design by hoppla