In Oldham Sat 27 March. FREE Climate Connections digital media workshop: 2pm-5pm

Oldham. FREE Climate Connections digital media workshop: 2pm-5pm, Sat 27 March 2021

by Crossing Footprints for Oldham Libraries, in partnership with Community Arts North West

FREE SPECIAL ONLINE EVENT for anyone aged 10+

Can social media bring people together to educate and tackle climate change? Find out how to make quick social media micro-videos that have impact against climate change and also bring different communities together. Work online with a group of artists and activists to generate action to tackle the damage being done to our climate. Combine images, video clips, text, spoken words. Connect your experience here with other parts of the world, be a part of a powerful collective film made up of many voices.

REGISTER YOUR FREE PLACE at: https://climate-connections.eventbrite.co.uk

With artists Kooj Chuhan, Emmanuela Yogolelo, Rabia Begum, Klaus-dieter Michel, Maya Chowdhry, Ricardo Vilela and leading writer and researcher Alex Randall from Climate Outreach.

 **INCLUDES LAUNCH OF COMPETITION WITH PRIZES including shopping vouchers**

Climate change is affecting us everywhere – the UK, Pakistan, West Africa, Bangladesh, South America, Syria, China, the USA, you name it. This is an afternoon of hearing from experts, activists, community members and artists about the problems and the solutions we’re facing, then creating your own short slideshow film combining photos, videos and text. We’ll be putting these out on social media and they’ll become part of a collective film over the next few weeks. If you’ve settled in Oldham from outside the UK then we’d love to hear what you know about the environment in your country of origin.

2-4pm Main online workshop

  • presentation and discussion with a panel of speakers
  • breakout rooms in small groups each with an artist helping out
  • finding photos and video clips and making a slideshow film
  • adding your own words about actions and solutions to the problems

4-5pm Online Training session and screening

  • a training introduction on how to create short social media videos
  • the launch of a competition and open call for more video contributions
  • a screening of all the media we’ve created to close the event

This will be an opportunity to bring together a diverse range of people in Oldham from different backgrounds. Oldham Library is a part of the Libraries Of Sanctuary movement, and we particularly welcome people with experience of having been refugees.

International participation: Communities close to libraries in Bremen and Hamburg, Germany are collaborating with Oldham on this project, and limited tickets are available for them.

Look out for the FREE follow up event on Saturday 17 April!

Full details about this project can be found at https://crossingfootprints.com/climate-connections/ .

This event is included in Peshkar’s Young Digitals Festival 2021. Climate Connections is presented by Oldham Central Library in partnership with Community Arts North West, as part of the national Libraries of Sanctuary movement.

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