Tonnes of Exciting Updates

Group work photo from ENYA Athens

You can tell things are busy when there’s been no time to shout about all the fantastic and exciting things you’ve been up to. From projects abroad, to local community workshops, take a look at some of the amazing things we’ve been up to lately!
Photo of Ania

A Warm Welcome to Ania!

We are delighted to welcome Ania Urbanowska to the Media Education Production Team. Joining us from her previous role at the Scottish Documentary Institute, Ania will work alongside Shaun and Aonghus as a film maker, video editor and group facilitator.

We know that Ania will make a fantastic addition to the team and we’re all very excited to have her aboard.

Photo from ENOC project

Going International with ENOC

Perhaps our most exciting project to date; the past 3 months have seen Shaun, Claire and Aonghus delivering workshops in Greece, Cyprus, Malta, France, Georgia and next month, Kilmarnock.

Working with the European Network of Ombudspersons for Children, the team have been working with groups of young people in each country to create a 21 minute creative film, exploring issues of Equality in Education.

Polmont Gruffalo

The Polmont Gruffalo

Over the past several weeks, we have been working with a group of young fathers in HMYOI Polmont to create a dramatic reading and enactment of the Gruffalo. The film is a bedtime story, read by the group for their children at home.

The guys have done an amazing job in front of and behind the camera. We know the kids will love it!

Touring Scotland with Lottery Stories

As part of our work with the National Lottery and Creative Scotland, we’ve been travelling far and wide, from Dunkeld to Troon to Kirkcaldy, visiting a wide range of incredible arts and community projects that have received Lottery Funding.

We will be producing a series of short films that show off some of the amazing Good Causes that are funded by the Lottery every year.

Sound Picnic Camp Fire

Creating Waves and the Sound Picnic

Our two, ten week Creating Waves radio workshops wrapped up recently with a party and “Sound Picnic”, a showcase of the creative soundscapes created by the young people over the course of the project.

There was a fantastic turn out, with the Space transformed into a camp fire sound installation. An amazing time was had by all. You can listen to the soundscapes on Soundcloud by following this link.

Festival of Architecture

We’ve just completed a series of films about Crafts in Architecture for the Festival of Architecture. The project served as a professional development opportunity for some of the young people from our Friday Film Club and they did a fantastic job!

Hannah, Amina and Alex worked on the project alongside Shaun and created some beautiful videos. You can watch them all here.

Thankerton Memories Screening

Thankerton Memories was an intergenerational project where young people recorded and reenacted the memories of elderly people in their community. As the project came to an end, the final film was screened for the residents of Thankerton in the village hall. It was a fantastic evening where young and old came together over a shared experience.

To learn more about the Thankerton Memories project, follow this link.

Dalry Primary School Animation Club

Over 12 weeks, we ran a film and animation after school workshop in partnership with Dalry Primary School. Each week, children from Dalry joined us for an afternoon of creative exploration in film making and stop motion animation.

They created a short film, which was screened as part of the Ripple Arts Sharing Secrets Festival.

Take One Action Screening: The Divide

Take One Action Dalry

In our partnership with Take One Action, we’re continuing to screen powerful social action documentary films every month from the Space at Media Education. Email claire@mediaeducation.co.uk to book your free place at our upcoming screenings:

Wed 22nd June @ 6pm – The Divide (15+ english)
Wed 20th July @ 6pm – We are the Giant (15+ english and subs)

Friday Film Club

Every week, our Friday Film Club for young people continues to make wild and creative short films. Check out the video to see a promo they’ve made for the club, or to learn more follow this link.

If you’re between 13 and 20 years old and interested in coming along, or know some who would be, get in touch with Shaun at shaun@mediaeducation.co.uk or phone our office on 0131 313 8900.