Like so many of us, Ati's year has been marked by great loss and bereavement. Although she was unable to participate directly in most of our workshops, the video resources we made for this third year of the project, plus the year-long use of our iPad, meant Ati could write and film at her own … Continue reading For My Mother by Atainu Mbikan
Visual metaphors in film-poems and digital stories #1
Watch along as Laura explains how to start using the images in your film to add deeper meaning to your words. https://videopress.com/v/FMRd9CNB?preloadContent=metadata Letter to a Minnesota Jail by Anathema Jane McKenna ‘In a sense we've come to our nation's capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the...Constitution and the Declaration of … Continue reading Visual metaphors in film-poems and digital stories #1
A digital story by Margaret McClure
Margaret's film is one of hope. Like many others, she has experienced fears and dark times in her life, when newborn family members were struggling for survival and when parents fell ill. She has translated her very relatable experiences into a meditation on how there is always light at the end of the tunnel, and … Continue reading A digital story by Margaret McClure
Our Heather by Sandra Falconer
Some of you may have read Sandra's verses kept as a Lockdown diary, which we featured earlier this summer. Sandra is a member of our monthly workshop group in Teesside, and she has put together this very moving tribute to a much-missed daughter. Thank you for watching this, it was created from love and faith.
Together, we create magic!
On Monday 13th May we will hold our second free 'digital storytelling' taster session, 1.30pm at Middlesbrough Central Library. Even if you are completely new to writing, or using iPads to make films, we can help you contribute to a simple group filmpoem - like this one, created in just 90 minutes by participants at … Continue reading Together, we create magic!
Impermanence by Kirsten Luckins
Celebrating Change grew in part out of a love for film-poetry. Although not everyone who takes part in the project ends up using a poem as the basis for their digital story, there is still something essentially poetic about putting pictures to words. We ask our film-makers to explore what happens when the pictures don't … Continue reading Impermanence by Kirsten Luckins
A filmpoem by Tracy
The final digital story from lats year's Celebrating Change is this from Tracy - and just in the nick of time, as we can now reveal that Arts Council England is supporting us for a second year! Watch this space for more details of taster sessions leading up to our project start date on Thursday … Continue reading A filmpoem by Tracy
Changes – When, Not If by Sandra Hill
Here's a digital story that's a lot of fun. Sandra took the shape of Rudyard Kipling's most famous poem "If", and made it into her own story. We hope you enjoy her ingenuity!
What Is My Life? by Nick Smith
Nick uses vintage footage of Cannon Street to make his poem even more powerful. We hope you enjoy and share his work!
A poetry film by Sandra Falconer
In this filmpoem using archive footage, Sandra reflects on how life has changed for girls. She uses life experiences from her mother, herself, and her granddaughter to talk about how expectations and opportunities have changed for women. So this seemed the perfect digital story to share with you on International Women's Day!
Nine Things That Are Precious To Me by Lynne
I had great fun helping Lynne with this digital story, I just wish I had been using Sharpies for a darker line! Lynne read her poem to me slowly, explaining some of the images, while I doodled whatever pictures came into my head. She filmed me as I drew, using the timelapse function on the … Continue reading Nine Things That Are Precious To Me by Lynne
A digital story by Joyce Skinner
As poetry-lovers mourn the passing of the wonderful Mary Oliver, we'd like to bring you this piece of memoir by Joyce. Like Mary Oliver, Joyce finds solace and a spiritual connection in nature. Although the fields and wild places of her childhood may be changed, some remain preserved, and all are celebrated. Have a peaceful … Continue reading A digital story by Joyce Skinner