BlackLifted: A Black Art and Cultural Elevation of the British Experience

This October we highlight the contribution made by Black Londoners to the UK. Starting Thursday 4th is a launch of an Exhibition that lasts for ten days as part of Black History Month 2018. Featuring a collection or art, photography, music, food and fashion to celebrate the influence of Black African and Caribbean Immigrants on the British Experience.

The Charity Uthink Creative in Conjunction with Hammersmith and Fulham ArtsFest and Showpatrol Productions are hosting Black Lifted: A Cultural Elevation of the British Experience featuring Black and Afro Caribbean Arts and Culture with a section highlighting the Notting Hill Carnival and Carnival Arts in that equation.

With contributions from Artists such as Black History Walks, African Fashion Week, Gary Pate, Showpatrol Films, Black History Studies, S I Martin,Wadoo Clothing, Lammy Lapp Gifts and Interiors and Jonas Stout TV and Film Art, the exhibition examines how the Diaspora has impacted Art, Music, Language, Fashion and Film as well as bringing Carnival Arts to the fore with skills like Wire Bending Sculpture from its chief exponents Carl and Lyn Gabriel and Carnival Costume making from Bacchanalia.

The Celebration Launch party- Private View runs from 7pm to 10pm on 4th October with the Exhibition itself running from 10am to 8pm through from Friday 5th October until Sunday 14th.

The Exhibition is housed at Uthink Creative, Riverside Building, Manbre Wharf, Manbre Road, Hammersmith Embankment, London W6 9WA, opposite the Charing Cross hospital and overlooking the Thames and promises to showcase some new and rare talents.

To register for your free Launch tickets click the link here and see you there!

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Filmmaking Summer Club Returns to Hanwell Workary

Ealing Libraries at Hanwell, The Workary Co-working Space and West London Production Company Showpatrol are helping Ealing Youngsters get ahead in the competitive world of Film and TV by bringing their week long Filmmaking Classes over the Summer Holidays.

Mobile Movie Magic workshops

TV Professional Michelle Brooks boasts a twenty year career in the Industry and is on hand to give an insight into this highly lucrative trade. Michelle’s clients include BBC, Red Bee Media and more recently Twitter UK.

Small focused groups allow maximum learning opportunities and run from 0930 to 3.30pm Monday 30th July to Friday 3rd August with days out filming on location on Tuesday and Wednesday.

When asked why courses of this nature were important Showpatrol Founder Michelle explained, “The UK Film and TV Industries are very competitive however there is a real shortfall in craft skills like camerawork, lighting, sound and script supervision. If we can showcase how accessible it is to develop these skills early on then it will really give young people a head start when they are trying to get work in the field.”

If you think you know someone who would benefit from this course click the link here for more details and to book their place. Tickets are limited so hurry to avoid disappointment.

 

 

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One Year On: Grenfell – Home Sweet Home

To commemorate those that lost their lives and also support the bereaved families we are putting on an event to remember Grenfell – One Year On.

Called simply – Home Sweet Home – it’s an evening of poetry and Art that highlights the importance a safe and secure home makes to all of our well-beings.

Please Spread the word and join us this Sunday 10th June 6pm at the UthinkPDP Art Centre, Riverside Building in Hammersmith W6 9WA as part of the Hammersmith and Fulham Arts Fest.

Please help us by donating to our Fund. We would like to bring the healing gift of Art and Poetry to the affected Communities.

https://www.gofundme.com/poems-for-grenfell

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Hanwell Library Plays host to Ipad Storytelling Taster Group

Ealing Libraries again play host to storytelling group Showpatrol who are based at the Hanwell Workary. Cherington Road. Founder and Ealing Filmmaker Michelle Brooks takes wannabee filmmakers through the basics of using apps to tell stories and build literacy in children in a one off 2 hour session before the two day Filmmaking Classes hosted regularly in Ealing and Hammersmith.

She said, “It’s so important to encourage creativity in the young and the Film Industry in the UK desperately needs more talent so why not start them young.”

For more details and to book you place contact Hanwell Library direct.

Mobile Movie Magic – Digital Filmmaking (West London Details below)

2 Hour Taster Course Overview –  Character and storytelling using 3 Easy Apps, Iphone and Ipads to build literacy and communication skills.

Easter Break Storytelling Session Bookable via Hanwell Library only

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Hanwell Library Hosts Half Term Taster Filmmaking Classes

Ealing Libraries at Hanwell and West London Production Company Showpatrol are helping Ealing Youngsters get ahead in the competitive world of Film and TV by running taster Filmmaking Classes over the Half term.

TV and Media Professionals Michelle Brooks and Nicola Gaughan boast twenty year careers in their Industry and are on hand to give an insight into this highly lucrative trade. Michelle’s clients include BBC, Red Bee Media and more recently Twitter UK whilst Nicola’s client’s include Hasbro and Disney.

The first taster class is on the Tuesday 13th February from 10-1pm with a follow up of two days courses at OpenEaling in the Orchard Cafe in West Ealing.

When asked why courses of this nature were important Showpatrol Founder Michelle explained, “The UK Film and TV Industries are very competitive however there is a real shortfall in craft skills like camerawork, lighting, sound and script supervision. If we can showcase how accessible it is to develop these skills early on then it will really give young people a head start when they are trying to get work in the field.”

Nicola added, “Employers are not just looking for good grades at University or College, they are looking for experience, creativity and making something from nothing and that is where this course fits right in.”

If you think you know someone who would benefit from this course click the link here for more details and to book their place. Tickets are limited so hurry to avoid disappointment.

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