We recently took part in the Peripheral Vision project in conjunction with the Workers' Educational Association, which used digital media and visits to cultural venues in Manchester to help people improve their creative film, art and photography skills. Culminating in a film festival and a book launch, this project encouraged those on the periphery to challenge others’ vision of society today.
Here are some of the films created by the people that took part in the project:
And this video gives some more information about the project and how people responded to it:
We had great fun taking part in this initiative and got a lot out of it! For more information about the project please visit the Peripheral Vision website.
The Booth Centre and The Royal Exchange Theatre recently worked together to produce a play entitled LOVE. This is a short trailer that was made with the guys from the Booth Centre to promote the play and the work going on within the Booth Centre and The Royal Exchange Theatre.
Film shot and editied by Ali McElhoney / ASBO Productions.
In April and May 2010, Ciara Leeming, a freelance photographer, completed a residency at the Booth Centre and compiled this audio slide show in which four people that use the Centre talk frankly about the struggles they have in their lives and what the Centre means to them.
You can view the original video and Ciara's other work at Vimeo.com