Young artists to produce live digital projections for Newstead Bonfire Night

Date published: 30 Oct 2014

Posted by: Joe Pick

Stills from iPad paiting videos

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In September, young people involved in our Express Yourself programme began an exciting new project. Working with Rebecca Smith from Urban Projections, the group have be learning how make dazzling digital projections using the Brushes app for iPad.  The image at the top of this post shows stills from some of the young people’s practice runs.

The kids will create projections live for the ‘Illuminated Newstead’ event on Saturday the 8th of November. It is part of the Future Newstead Bonfire Night at Glenalmond Pocket Park. You can download a flyer for the event at the end of this article.

Young person works on iPad

Through the Express Yourself programme, City Arts runs creative workshops that help build the confidence and raise the self-esteem of young people from the Gedling area of Nottinghamshire. The current group have really enjoyed working with Rebecca, a talented multimedia artist, who has produced work for the BBC, Jimmy Choo and Coca-Cola, and who has show her work at venues including The Saatchi Gallery and Royal Festival Hall.

Projections on Stately Home

To research their project we took the young participants up to Chatsworth House in Derbyshire for Luminaire. The event consisted of an illuminated trail leading audiences through the house’s impressive grounds. Illuminations were inspired by the drawings of Inigo Jones for the masque of Oberon, The Fairy Prince.