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Local community gets creative in Tillydrone

02/11/12

Upcycled artworks made by the Tillydrone community will be showcased this weekend.

People of all ages are invited to attend the free Here's One I Made Earlier event, which will include artwork created by children from the Aberdeen Lads Club playscheme, residents of Meadow Court, the M26 group, the SHmu Youth TV Group, and adults who have taken part in the Creative Communities workshops organised by Aberdeen City Council's Arts Development team.

The event, at Tillydrone Youth Project on Formartine Road, will also present the SHmu Youth TV project. Those attending the event, which runs from 1pm to 3pm on Saturday [3 November], will be able to find out more about the project, how to get involved and be given a chance to visit the TV studio and the opportunity to experience being a presenter or camera operator.

During Here's One I Made Earlier there will be art activities for people to enjoy and an opportunity to find out more about future arts and cultural activities that will take place locally and across the city. Free light refreshments will be available.

Community arts officer Margaret Stewart said: "It is never too late to get creative so we would encourage people to come along and enjoy the benefits of taking part in art activities at the event and get information about future cultural opportunities."

Sara Stroud, Youth TV co-ordinator SHmu, added: "SHmu TV is an exciting new media initiative for young people aged 14 – 19 years old. We have a multi camera studio where young people can access training which offers them the chance to develop the skills to write, direct and produce their own TV content. SHmu TV embraces emerging technologies that allow young people to broadcast their world."

Supported by CashBack for Communities through Creative Scotland's Creative Identities Programme, SHmu TV aims to encourage young people to share thoughts and to promote community and learning.

Creative Communities is Aberdeen City Council's Arts Development programme of inventive and inspiring art projects for residents of the city's regeneration areas, funded by the Fairer Scotland Fund.Its Outreach and Older Peoples programmes are linked to enable individuals, groups and communities of all ages to learn skills that create life-long changes.

For more information about Here's One I Made Earlier' event or the Creative Communities programme, telephone Arts Development on (01224) 814740 or visit
https://www.facebook.com/creativecommunitiesaberdeen
or www.twitter.com/CC_Abdn or www.creativecommunitiesaberdeen.blogspot.co.uk