2018 sees delivery of a series of bespoke workshops for various organisations and charities across South Wales. Currently I’m working with ASDES to empower participants to tell their stories about their encounters with employers. We’ll be getting creative and considering superheroes, narrative, storyboards, photographs, drawing, all with the goal of shooting and creating a short film which can be shared with potential employers.
I’m also delivering a workshop for Swansea Carers Centre later in the Spring which will encourage participants to be more mindful of their surroundings and get creative using photography.
In 2017 I worked closely with Communities First across the South Wales region to deliver a series of empowerment and employability workshops. Gains in individual feelings of self-worth came through a series of tasks using the camera. In turn participants viewed themselves, their habits, and behaviours in a positive way and worked towards improving their life goals and sense of well being. We looked at ways we can present ourselves better to others and considered how to appear to be our best in a variety of situations. Participants ended each course giving presentations of their photographs to their peers. These workshops were highly successful with many participants going on to find employment, or gaining the confidence to enrol on college courses to further their self-improvement. We’re taking a break whilst Communities First transitions and hope, later in 2018, to work closely with the new organisations that evolve out of this transformative phase.
Meanwhile, I am also working with Stone Letter Media in producing music videos, short films, documentaries, promotional videos, live performance, graphic design, artwork and photography for anyone who needs us. You can read more about this via the Stone Letter Media Facebook page HERE, or by visiting the current show reel by following THIS LINK