Sunday Social Animation: This is Ball

Sunday Social Animation: This is Ball

This February our Sunday Social for the 60+ gave 8 members of our local community the opportunity to create their very own short animated film in under two hours.

Titled “This is Ball” participants were set the challenge of creating a day in the life of a ball using basic animation techniques, taking place at our Older People’s Resource Centre at Millman Street.

Narrated by the wonderful Louise we see ‘ball’ getting involved with a series of activities, including a football game, a bowling alley and a golf course.  This is (rather understandably) very tiring for ‘ball’ and as Louise puts it “ball rolls home worn out and goes straight to bed”.

The session was led by talented Nigel Kellaway, who is a film-maker, graphic designer, youth worker and educator – working and creating in North London.

Hazel East, 1A Arts Manager and facilitator of the Sunday Socials project says “all eight participants had never done animation before and really enjoyed it.  There was great surprise what you could do in such a short space of time”.

Sunday Socials are free monthly creative workshops for people aged 60+.  Providing a social opportunity to get people out of the house on a Sunday which can be a typically lonely day of the week, open people up to new skills and ideas using art based activities.  Previous socials have seen participants get involved with singing, mono printing, weaving and paper sculpture.

The next session will be photography and will take place on Sunday 31st March

Sessions will run on the following dates throughout the coming year:

31st March 2019 – Photography

28th April 2019 – Collage

26th May 2019 – Screen Printing

30th June 2019 – Wire Sculpture

28th July 2019 – Embroidery/textiles

25th August 2019 – TBC

Sessions are free and are kindly supported by Ageing Better in Camden and the Big Lottery Fund.

To find out more information give us a call on 0207 405 2370 (option 3) or click to book. 

Following the advice set out by government on 16th March we have sadly taken the decision to close the majority of our activities for the moment.   Our care provision for members at Millman Street will continue for now.  Our Befriending Scheme will start linking people by phone
The following activities will cease as of today
Activities for drop in members at Millman Street
Gymnastics, Taekwondo and Ballet sessions
Pottery sessions
Daily Under 5’s sessions
Media Arts Club
Sport Meets Art
Creative Communications Sessions
Carers Art Group
Over 60’s pottery and creative writing
Activities for drop in members at Millman Street
Digital Storytelling
Make and Mend group
Like many of you we are thinking hard about how to support the community over the next few months.  We will be in touch with details of what our offer looks like, how you can help and how you can get help.  In the meantime you can also join local ward based whats app and facebook groups organising support – follow this link to see how you can help