For the first six months 2012, on most Wednesdays and some Thursday mornings time s l o w e d down. Two hours were delicately teased out to film twelve frames per second of poetic animations for the Writing Lives creative writing Project in Salford. With the inspiring and spirited participants of emerging writers, (& a young helper) we created 5 beautiful short films to be exhibited at Media City's Egg Space, forming part of the Cartography showcase opening on July 24th 2012. I am so proud of the participants' commitment, vision, patience and achievements this past year I could burst. If your spirits are in need of being lifted and your belief in humanity restored, have a hankie in your pocket and visit the exhibition at the University of Salford's Egg Space, Media City, Salford between July 23rd - August 10th 2012.
I had the privilege of working alongside wonderful writers Michelle Green & Joy Winkler and incredible project director Harriet Morgan Shami as well as inspiring members of the Salford community on the 'Writing Lives' creative writing programme from 2009 - 2013. The animations, short films and audio recordings are digital interpretations of the poetry and prose created during the weekly outreach sessions led throughout East Salford over the course of a year. Click on this link to see the archive of all of films created from the writings of the Salford residents, and the collaborative 'Big Broughton Poem', all kindly uploaded by Lesley Sutton. Visit the blog for more.