16 May 13
Eastside's Directors Christopher Enticott and Rakhee Jasani have just returned from a visit to Silicon Valley in California where they attended a meeting of the Adobe Youth Voices global partners, hosted at the Adobe offices in San Jose. The meeting brought together organisations from across the US and around the world, united under the common aim to develop media skills amongst young people and their educators.
The Adobe Youth Voices Partners meeting introduced some important changes to the program and new ideas for training, delivery, exhibition and ...
09 May 13
Yesterday (Wednesday 8th May 2013), 320 students at Kingsbury High School in Brent, took part in a Brazilian themed ‘Excel’ day led by 12 of our artists who delivered a packed programme of activities and engaged the students in a day of high energy, creative workshops. Eastside developed the Brazil themed day to build on the 2012 Olympic legacy and to encourage students to access Brazilian culture ahead of the Rio 2016 Games.
The Year 9 students experienced the traditional Brazilian art-forms of Capoeira, Forum Theatre, Samba Dancing, Carnival Arts and Drumming and ...
08 May 13
Adobe Youth Voices have just released their picks for the best student-produced media of the year, and six pieces from the UK have been shortlisted as finalists. The young people have done the hard work, now we need you to vote! Click below to watch and vote for each UK entry for the Audience Award. Once you have voted, please share with your social networks and ask them to do the same! - Congratulations to all the UK finalists!
HOW TO VOTE: WATCH the video, and then to cast your vote, SHARE the video through Facebook and Twitter. Each 'Like', 'Share', ...
29 Apr 13
Last weekend (Sunday 28th April 2013), Eastside brought some West End glamour to Rich Mix in East London as we held the world premiere of five short films made by the participants of the BFI Film Academy delivered by Eastside. We also held the first-ever BFI Film Academy Awards hosted by Christopher Enticott and actor Chook Sibtain complete with a red carpet, an Oscars themed party and buckets of popcorn.
We began working with a very talented group of young people in February and they worked with us up until Easter to develop, script, shoot and ...
29 Apr 13
Last weekend (Saturday 27th April, 2013), as part of the on-going support we provide for our Adobe Youth Voices educators, Eastside offered a masterclass and hands-on workshop exploring a range of different Stop Motion Animation techniques under the expert guidance of Animator, Dan Richards. Dan is an Adobe Youth Voices Lead Educator and the founder of Whitstable based animation studio Animate and Create in Kent.
Dan and fellow animator Stuart, led a workshop designed to give an insight into the basics of animation and guided educators through making ...
24 Apr 13
Eastside opened its doors to the public last night (Tuesday 23rd April, 2013) to host a World Book Night event, a celebration of reading and books to inspire and encourage reading in those who do not regularly do so. We enjoyed speaking to a wide variety of local people passing by (or waiting at the bus stop!) including a mix of avid readers, those hoping to rediscover their love of reading and those who really do not read much at all.
Eastside successfully applied to be a ‘giver’ and received 80 books to distribute absolutely free to members of the public. We had a ...
17 Apr 13
Last night (16 April, 2013) six talented young film makers, who are currently taking part in the BFI Film Academy delivered by Eastside, had a unique opportunity to rub shoulders with a film industry VIP. Paul Brett, the Executive Producer of many critically acclaimed and award-winning films including The King’s Speech and The Guard, spent time with around thirty young people with ambitions to work in film.
The Q&A event at the BFI Southbank, was a great opportunity to get an insight into the workings of the industry and into career pathways ...
04 Apr 13
Translation Nation is now underway for the third year with some exciting developments. During the first two years of our award winning project, Translation Nation focussed on the community languages spoken by children at primary schools. In this third year, we are now extending the project to also include pupils at secondary schools with a focus on promoting the modern foreign languages they are currently learning.
To launch the third year of the project, we recently held an INSET at Eastside for teachers from the primary schools taking part this year. ...
22 Mar 13
Eastside's Adobe Youth Voices co-ordinators Rakhee Jasani and Kate Burke were pleased to attend an AYV 'Rough Cut Review' at Woodbridge High School today (22 March, 2013). A group of students have been working with AYV educator Amy Gold to develop a series of comic book illustrations and today they all came together to share their work in progress and to get feedback before making their final submissions.
The Rough Cut Review at Woodbridge High School really underlined the importance of rough cuts to the AYV process. By providing a safe space ...
07 Mar 13
Today (7 March 2013), is World Book Day, a national celebration of authors, illustrators, books and reading. All this week, schools across London have been working with Eastside's storytellers, writers and poets to help bring books and stories to life and creating new adventures for some of their favourite characters. Our World Book Day workshops feature stories by a range of popular authors from Roald Dahl... to Dr Seuss!
The children have been inspired to explore characterisation, language and story structures as they take on the mantle of authors and ...