Participatory Projects

About 30 young people spent 8 weeks devising scenes for a film in evening drama sessions..... followed by one mad weekend of filming. Later shown at a gala premiere event. In collaboration with Satellite Arts.

A series of mask making, drama improvisations and video making sessions in this project with the Holmfirth SNAP (Special Needs At Phoenix) group. The resulting video was first screened at the club before copies distributed to participants.

An extensive participatory creative and new media project exploring local heritage with young people from Fieldhead estate near Leeds, resulting in a touring exhibition, and a public sculpture.


Six different meals had twelve guests each. A survivor of the Holocaust and someone affected by more recent persecution suggested the recipes at each one, and they spoke before inviting discussion about how to create a culture of tolerance and hope.

A vintage looking camera at an outdoor photography station contain face recognition software that takes a short sequence of images. These are combined with other quirky imagery and the resulting live animations are projected onto a large translucent screen.

'Icons of Desire' computer animations produced by a group of young people after training in animation software. The results displayed in a re-engineered arcade style fruit machine, containing a dual screen interactive computer driven installation. Contact Theatre, Manchester.

A six-week participatory video project with a group of day care patients at the Prince of Wales Hospice, Pontyfract. In a delicate and often moving process, we worked to help the participants capture individual histories and memories, turning these moments into a coherent video programme.


Environment and Arts project rejuvenating a derelict space with planting, paths and sculptures, involving local people and culminating in a launch event.

A series of public and schools workshops in Kirklees during July and August leading to a public Land Art event at Holme Styes Woods during August.

A participatory fresh air event for nature, art and picnic lovers. A series of workshops with a large range of participants, in schools during July, with playgroups and the public during August, constructing scarecrow sculptures from recycled materials. The concluding celebratory land art event followed a week of preparation and was organised by the Friends of Holme Styes Wood.


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