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no.w.here develops innovative projects, events, workshops, and education programmes in partnership with organisations and individuals. We are constantly evolving an exciting portfolio of courses that are not offered by any other organisation in the UK. We can make full creative use of the resources we hold at your school or organisation, and can bring equipment to you.

no.w.here staff have full DBS enhanced disclosure checks. We understand that a flexible approach can often work well in schools where teachers within the curriculum are looking for ways in which creativity can enhance the learning process for students and teachers alike. We are committed to delivering sustainable projects which develop the skills of students and teachers which can be replicated and developed once we have left.

We welcome interest from schools, colleges, galleries, museums and organisations interested in developing projects that utilise the moving image. To discuss potential projects or partnerships please contact James Holcombe at james.holcombe[at}no-w-here.org.uk

Allerdale Film Farm

no.w.here has partnered with Julia Parks, a Cumbrian based film maker to run an Arts Council England funded 10-day residential Film Farm project.

The farm will take place at Hayton Castle Fields, a community centre and castle with woodlands, orchard and gardens on the Solway Plain in West Cumbria. The project will take place from 23rd August - 1st September 2017. Eight artists from DIY labs around the UK will live and work together, creating and sharing resources to produce 16mm films using ecological processes.

Four of the ten days will be dedicated to workshops open to local people, where the artists will teach transferable skills in experimental filmmaking. We will be inviting young people (16 – 24) from West-Cumbria to participate in these workshops, which will be advertised via local organisations and groups who work with young people and schools and colleges. The project will culminate in a showcase of all works produced at the host venue on 1st September 2017.

Izzy and the Childhood Spirits

Izzy and the Childhood Spirits is a short film made over a year by a group of Hackney children aged between 8 - 10, based on a story written by them.

Izzy is a girl with many worries on her shoulders - her parents are far away and her beloved Granny is ill. She also has to deal with her nasty Aunt Chess, being bullied and the spirit creatures who are trying to take over her mind.

The film is a journey through her life, how she battles the spirits and solves her problems.

This film screens at no.w.here on Saturday 27th February 2016 at 5pm. Doors open 4:15pm for snacks and refreshments. Screening is free, but booking essential at Izzy and the Childhood Spirits

Current Project: Making Nowhere Somewhere

Artist filmmaker Rosalind Fowler is working with no.w.here to explore the connections between William Morris's ecotopian ideals and Waltham Forest's expanding network of urban food-growing sites.

As artist in residence at William Morris Gallery, Fowler will create work in response to OrganicLea, a community gardening project near Epping Forest.

Visit the eco-film lab she has created in partnership with no.w.here, Organic Lea and William Morris Gallery and learn about 16mm filmmaking techniques inspired by nature at one of the residency events.

For more information visit: www.wmgallery.org.uk.
Run in partnership with OrganicLea. Drop-in activities and workshops run with no.w.here.

The Stranger Dream

In July 2014 no.w.here worked with Photofusion in Brixton and young people from South London, on a project which was funded by The Prince's Trust. 'The Stranger Dream' emerged from two one-day workshops exploring and filming the site of the Crystal Palace, having first watched and discussed James Broughton's 1953 film 'The Pleasure Garden'. The Stranger Dream was made using digital cameras, analogue stills, and 16mm film which was hand processed at no.w.here.

Past project: Moving Up

Initiated in 2013, Moving Up is an ongoing collaboration between no.w.here, Serpentine Gallery and schools in the London Borough of Westminster.

The project enables Year 6 students in their final year of first school to think about the transition between junior to secondary school via series of workshops, which take place both at the Gallery and in schools.

Using puppetry, writing, drawing, film, video and sound to discuss student's worries about moving up to the next school, the central premise of the project is that articulating a fear collectively is a powerful way to overcome it.

In the 2014 phase of the project, no.w.here is working with artist Orly Aurenbach who has worked with Year 6 students to make puppets which will help them with the transition from one school to another. The puppets have the ability to overcome evil, banish bad thoughts, defeat bullies, and are equipped with otherworldly powers to assist them at their new school. Working with James Holcombe from no.w.here, students then devised ritual dances with sounds for their puppets which they filmed using 16mm Bolex cameras.
The project builds stronger links between schools, staff, parents, and students, and prepares students for the move from the safe and comfortable surroundings of primary school to the uncertainties and challenges of secondary schools and academies.

Orly Aurenbach http://orlyorbach.com/

Past project: LOST LOST LOST: The Jonas Mekas Diary Film Project

The Jonas Mekas Diary Film Project was a workshop programme which acted as an introduction to working with the diary film form as a cinema of free and poetic self-expression. Aimed at young people with little to no experience of working with film and video, the project encouraged students to explore the relationship between themselves and the medium, their past and present, friends and family and their immediate environment, exploring the beauty and the poetry of the everyday.

The workshop took place at no.w.here, and was a partnership of the BFI, Serpentine Gallery, no.w.here, University of the Arts (London) and Anthology Film Archives New York.

A Diary (of a) Workshop from Stuart Heaney on Vimeo.

Past School Project


Reasons to work with no.w.here

If you have enrichment or creative days at your school? If want to explore potentials in the cameras and equipment you have?
If you want to explore creativity across different subjects?
If you would like to collaborate on innovation within the national curriculum?

Our goals:

Cultivate each individual,s creative input, regardless of ability.
To make course that are relevant to subjects being taught in your school.
To be flexible by offering single sessions, or more intense residencies.
To be value for money by tailoring projects to suit your budget.
To create course with recognised, national curriculum key stage learning outcomes.
To develop practical skills for students to make work using a range of visual and audio material.
To deliver INSET sessions for staff using school resources and by drawing on no.w.here's extensive library of artist,s work to provide a context for teachers to deliver sustainable moving image and sound based projects in the future.
To initiate final projects and screenings designed and installed in consultation with pupils and staff.
To tailor and address themes proposed by staff.


James Holcombe: james.holcombe|at|no-w-here.org

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