Bradcast

An ongoing podcast/archive collecting dreams from the people across Bradford, using this time of uncertainty as a chance to connect and record people’s emotional response to Covid-19. Taking inspiration from the Neptune Archives and their Covid-19 project, this project titled ‘Dreamcatcher’ is the first in a series and aims to provide a way to document our collective emotions, connect us across the district and give voice to those who need it.

Let us know if you’d like to be involved in this amazing and special project

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

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Digital Arts Mentoring Network

Digital Arts Mentoring Network

DIGITAL ARTS MENTORING NETWORK

The Digital Arts Mentoring Network has been created by members of the Cloth Cat Charity project ‘Man About Town’ to offer regular training and employment opportunities to people over 50 who are struggling with their mental health and find themselves disconnected from the world of work due to a lack of experience using digital tools in the workplace. Working alongside our team of digital creatives our group of service users develop skills which raise self esteem, tackle social isolation and build a library of employable skills.

Our group feature skilled facilitators producing high quality film, animation, web and print content for our clients.

The Digital Arts Mentoring Network provide the following services:

Film and animation: The Digital Arts Mentoring Network produce short promotional films and animations that deliver content in innovative, bright and accessible ways.

We are skilled in providing a supportive filming environment where users of mental health services in Leeds feel comfortable talking about difficult subject matters, where they feel confident in discussing the recovery process and the successes of their lives in their current situation, exploring their different journeys in a supportive group environment. As part of the editing process we provide iterative feedback ensuring the client is comfortable with the way they are being portrayed in the film. We understand the importance of establishing a rapport with our participants, we are flexible when it comes to booking time slots, going at the participants pace and happy to film in an environment that’s comfortable to them. We have a wealth of experience of listening to people with stories to tell, particularly those with a current crisis or history of personal trauma, ranging from hate crime, post-natal depression, severe personality disorder, domestic abuse, trafficking. We use agile project management processes and are in close contact with the commissioning organisation to ensure we are meeting their brief and that we are editing their material in a way that best meets their expectations. We seek to establish a collaborative working relationship early on in the process with a clear timeline, building in several agreed opportunities for our clients to comment and review over first draft, second draft and final draft.

Web: The Digital Arts Co-Operative take the frustration out of building a website – we are experienced in building and updating all types of websites from fully bespoke to content management sites such as WordPress, Wix and Squarespace and providing the images and text you need to make a great impression. We will guide you to get the best from your website, social media and search engine optimization.

Audio: Part of the video making process is ensuring great sound quality, and we can record, edit and produce audio to make videos come to life.

Design and photography: We can provide posters, leaflets, logos and other promotional materials that make an instant impact, including professional quality photographs

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

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Time To Shine Vegimation

Time to Shine Vegimation

TIME TO SHINE VEGIMATION

 

Time To Shine Vegimation is an intergenerational  healthy eating and digital workshop bringing together young and older people to build characters from fruit and vegetables and make short animations. We had a lot of fun at these sessions seeing the children work so well alongside the older people, sharing stories about growing up Leeds and best of all sampling all the recycled food that would have otherwise gone to waste. Thank you so much to our funders at Leeds Community  Foundation to enabling these sessions to happen. Please see a selection of the films made below.

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

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Man About Town

Man About Town

Man About Town

Man About Town is a new project collaborating with the Cloth Cat Charity and funded by the Leeds Community Foundation.  We will work in areas of Leeds were male suicide is one of the highest rates in the country (LS13, LS12, LS11, LS10 and LS9). Our work will bring together groups of men in the their 40’s and 50’s, providing a creative outlet and opportunity for discussion and collaboration alongside a social platform to tackle isolation, desperation and thoughts of hopelessness. Alongside Cloth Cat the project will be represented by Jonathan Parker who is a safeTALK (Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe) suicide awareness trained practitioner.

Interim project report November 2019 – March 2020

37 isolated men engaged in a music or digital session

2272

The number of times Facebook posts have been engaged with.

Facebook has provided a space for discussion outside of the group activities leading to social groups forming and events attended.

36,424

The number of times tweets have been viewed since project launch in November 2019.

The project team have used Twitter to reach new delivery partners in Leeds leading to referals in to our groups.

Top Tweet

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A Dream of a Concrete Boat

A Dream of a Concrete Boat

A Dream of a concrete boat

A Story inspired by a sleepless night. And an accidental sculpture. Written at Kunstort Eleven Artspace, 2018. A performance; the boat departed into the Neckar river, on the 24th June. The Story then reimagined as a sound installation and live performance at the Stage@Leeds. Drawing together pieces of work in response, this piece is one that invites further collaboration.

Find the original performance and story here

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The Puppet and the Girl

The Puppet and the Girl

The Puppet and the Girl

A devised piece of theatre in collaboration with the Open Theatre at The University of Leeds. An original story written by Rochyne adapted to a wordless performance.

  • Ekaterina Chokova – The Puppet
  • Heidi Boyle – The Girl
  • Luke Prowse Baldwin – Designer
  • Josie Davies – Producer
  • Holly Humphreys – Assistant Producer
  • Illustrations – Jess Mason
  • Liam Turner – Choreographer

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Digital Landscape

Digital Landscape

Digital Landscape

Digital Landscape is a new Virtual Reality project devised by Jonathan Parker and funded by Gameslab Leeds (Creative England). Our project began with the aim of working with users of mental health services in Leeds to bring the experience of painting the beautiful landscapes of Yorkshire using the latest VR technology. Our project has since developed and we are now making the technology accessible to people living in some of the poorest parts of Leeds with children as young as five having their first taste of VR.

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

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Mesnes Park Bridge AR Project

Bridge AR

Bridge AR

Mesnes Park railway bridge in Newton Le Willows had, for a very long time, been a dark and often threatening place to use particularly at night. This project, arranged by the Community Organisers Ignite Northwest and local artist Jack Knowles, involved over 50 local children, and with the support of the fire service, cleaned off the existing graffitti and replaced it with historical and cultural images to brighten up an unsafe place and make it attractive again for community to use. I filmed the project and interviewed the children as the project developed over a number of days. I applied Augmented Reality software to the artwork which remains to this day.

Read what Ignite C.I.C had to say and watch me using the app on the bridge here

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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.

Images from our sessions

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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