B2 Film Festival

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We are really proud to be part of the first B2 Film Festival in partnership with Borderlines Film Festival.  Check out some of the really poor quality mobile phone images (sorry I forgot the camera!!!) from our high quality curated short film night “Phrase and Frame” at De Koffee Pot last night and a shot from outside the kiosk at the Old Market in Hereford this afternoon where the festival continues, showing some short films by @flatpackfilmfestival @catchermedia @ruralmedia @animationjamuk @anim18uk check it out, its here tomorrow too!  For the rest of the programme visit films

 

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MIDWAY BEYOND EXHIBITION

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Midway Beyond

Growth Transition Change

Midway Beyond is a contemporary mixed media exhibition by young people engaging in the mediaSHYPP project part of SHYPP (Supported Housing for Young People Project) taking place in the Gallery at The Courtyard Theatre, Hereford. This unique project connects young people with established artists and practitioners in the exploration of creativity, art and meaning. Following a series of meetings, discussions and workshops, the produced works offer an alternative narrative on art production and youth culture. Young people selected works from the artists, curating the exhibition alongside their own original creative responses.

Young artists

Marcus Brown

Sadie Carter

Heidi Fassam

Ashley Harris

Laura Watkin

Established Artists

James Baker

Levi Cooke

Matias Serra Delmar

Joe Hemming

Simon Meiklejohn

A special thank you to all of the artists for volunteering their time and to James Baker from Hereford MAKE for providing excellent studio facilities to produce the work and to David Durant and staff at the Courtyard for supporting the ongoing development of the project. Please consider following the mediaSHYPP project online by visiting

http://www.mediashypp.co.uk

Consider supporting the ongoing development of the project by becoming a Friend of SHYPP

http://www.sponsorshypp.co.uk
Your comments and feedback are most welcome, please use the provided comments book and get in touch, details below! Thanks and enjoy!
Kie Cummings

October, 2018
mediaSHYPP
Email: kie.cummings@wmhousing.co.uk

Space to Engage Exhibition

Performance
The Space to Engage Exhibition is up and running and at The Courtyard Hereford.
It was great to have the big share on the 12th september where some of the young people involved had the opportunity to perform their work live.
Come along and see what they have created, its open for the rest of September.
The Space to Engage exhibition is the culmination of a yearlong partnership between Herefordshire Libraries, SHYPP and Toni Cook. The project encouraged young people to find their voice by exploring different art forms in community spaces and was hosted by Hereford, Leominster and Ross Libraries. During the weekly sessions young people engaged with a drama practitioner, poet, potter, dancer, photographer and filmmakers to create performance, film and writing. This exhibtion showcases their voices, stories and experiences.
With thanks to
Toni Cook – Artisic lead
mediaSHYPP Project Rich Hankins filmmaking and Kie Cummings photography and exhibition curation
Levi Cooke – Art piences
Jon Williams – Eastnor Pottery
Jonny Fluffypunk – Poet
Lily Horgan – Dancer
Angela, Jon and Steve from Leominster, Hereford and Ross Libraries
Sarah Chedgzoy
Friends of Leominster Library
Peter Holliday
Ross Town Council
Leominster Town Council
Arts Council
The Courtyard Centre for the Arts

A BUSY SUMMER CREATING AND PERFORMING!

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What a few months its been!!!  Following on from our hugely successful performance ‘If You Walked a Mile in My Shoes” young people have performed at Ross library as part of the Space to Engage project which included a portrait exhibition and at Ledbury Poetry Festival, in front of impressive turnout at the largest of the festivals venues!

As part of SHYPP being the Three Choirs Festivals nominated charity http://www.3choirs.org, we were asked to put together a small singing group of staff and young people to perform as part of a larger orchestral performance of Never Failed Me Yet event, an amazing event and experience.

We also had the absolute pleasure of hosting Kate Romano from Goldfield Productions who delivered an shadow puppet workshop that has hugely inspired us!  Do visit her next show on the 4th August, tickets available here https://3choirs.org/whats-on/family-event-three-stories-about-home/

We’ve also been back in the studio @HerefordMAKE working on our next exhibition project “Midway Beyond” more on that soon inspired by the graffiti artist Retna – the work will develop into a larger exhibition product with internationally renowned artists!

More soon!

 

 

 

Mystical Mappa Mundi creatures at The Hereford River Carnival

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Not long to wait, its only a few days until the River Carnival on the 4th and 5th May. Here’s a film we made last year for our friends at the River Carnival showing the friday night lantern lit procession. Its on again, Friday May 4th at 8:30pm outside Hereford Cathedral.

Come along for a weekend in, on and around the beautiful River Wye this May Bank Holiday weekend for FREE family fun, live entertainment, the famous Friends of Castle Green dog show, food village, hEnergy village, and of course the street and river processions! If you’d like more information on both days exciting events head over here: bit.ly/2HrgJXy

🌎The World on the Wye🌍

For general information on the carnival check out their social media channels and website:
🐦Twitter: @wyecarnival
📷Instagram: wye_carnival
👍Facebook: River Carnival
💻Website: www.rivercarnival.org.uk

Come and see SHYPP’s next performance showcase

Performance

If You Walked A Mile PUBLIC POSTER

Building on the success of last years My Voice performance, we’ve been back working with Toni Cook, offering all young people who SHYPP work with an opportunity for a creative outlet for their stories. The results have been amazing and on the night the young people will be performing spoken word, showing photography and short films which use their writing at its core. We will also have a Q+A with the young people involved.  Our last performance was a full house so please join us to hear the stories of young people in Herefordshire.

NEW Exhibition! Past Futures @ HARC

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The Past Futures exhibition showcases work created by young people accessing SHYPP.  The work is a contemporary response to the Herefordshire Archive and Research Centre in Rotherwas, Hereford.

Items were selected from the archive that had previously been discarded.  The aim was to re-purpose, rearrange and rethink these objects through individual creative responses.

The exhibition includes old maps, burnt parchment documents, discarded micro film, wax seals, marbling from old books and manipulated photographic imagery from the Derek Evans archive (with permission from Catcher Media’s Herefordshire Life Through A Lens Project).

Young people engaged in a series of workshops including forging, marbling, wax sealing, painting, photography, digital design and wood work.  All work was created at the excellent facilities at Hereford MAKE studios.

Get down there if you have the chance, its running from the 11th April – 6th May.

Kie

Space to Engage @ Herefordshire Libraries

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Presenting a gallery of images from the Space to Engage project with Herefordshire Libraries, that encourages young people marginalised from mainstream arts and education to find their voice. Furthering that idea, young people are supported to try various art forms in community spaces that give them a platform to safely share thoughts, experiences and aspirations; building confidence towards positive and inspirational futures. There will be three spoken word performances (led by Toni Cook) and photographic exhibitions (by Kie Cummings and film (by Rich Hankins) in each of the library spaces (Hereford, Ross, Leo) as young people communicate their thoughts, feelings and aspirations.  Hereford and Leominster exhibitions are currently on now, go check it out!