Digital media projects
Throughout the year we run a range of exciting digital media projects for young people to participate in. Our projects provide young people with an array of opportunities to get creative, learn new skills and connect with fellow creatives.
The programme is fun, free and open to all skill levels from beginners who'd like to have a go to those interested in working in the digital industries.
As well as supporting and training young people, our media projects are designed to engage and benefit the wider community. Many of them have been developed in partnership with other not-for-profit organisations.
If you have an idea for a digital media project, are interested in getting involved with our current project in any way, or want more information, please contact Tommy Edwards, Digital Media Project Manager - firstname.lastname@example.org / 020 8354 5534
Birth of Cool
Jump in the Octavia Tardis and travel back in time to the 1950's for The Birth of Cool, our Digital Media Project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
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The Birth of Cool is a creative response from local young artists to the culture and fashion boom along the Kings Road between the 1950's and the 1980's, preserving this rich and diverse heritage through a range of digital outcomes.
135 young people participated in creating 2 broadcast standard documentaries, 22 Oral Histories, an immersive performance at the Worlds End Estate, a digital fashion brand and a series of street style photography. Check it all out of the project website
Partners and Industry trainers on the Birth of Cool project include:
- V and A
- RBKC Library
- Chelsea Physic Garden
- SPID Theatre
- Woven Ink Studios
- Bani Mendy
- Ros Faser
- Nina Manandhar
- Suzie Zabrowska
- Jayne Kitsch
- Nonny Orakwue
- Kirsty Reynolds
Punk Road, the first documentary made as part of this project received wide acclaim, being accepted to 5 Festivals worldwide, coming Runner up at the London Rock Film Festival in 2020. Check out the film here
You can read more about the Punk Road documentary here
Addresses the confusion around changes to welfare and benefits in England (10mins) 2011.
Award-winning short film by Chris Lamontagne (3mins11) 2010
Raises awareness about climate change. (11mins06) 2010.
Uncovers inspirational stories of influential women (14mins07, 13mins28, 17mins48, 17mins12) 2010.
Traces the evolution of Ladbroke Grove from the 1958 race riots to the present day (60 mins) 2008.