Young car­ers given cre­ative chances

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

YOUNG peo­ple who give up their ir time to care for a fam­ily mem­ber or friend have been given a treat. Dur­ing Au­gust, the char­ity Cre­ate has been invit­ing Hilling­don-based ed young car­ers to join in pho­tog­ra­phy and film-mak­ing work­shops at the Old Vinyl Fac­tory in Hayes, for­merly owned by EMI.

At the be­gin­ning of the month, they ex­plored their cre­ativ­ity un­der the guid­ance of pho­tog­ra­pher Tracey Fahy, who has worked with the BBC, the Bar­bican and English Na­tional Bal­let. With her help, the car­ers pro­duced a highly ‘sur­real pho­tog­ra­phy se­ries’ reimag­in­ing them­selves as mu­sic stars com­plete with eclec­tic cos­tumes.

By col­lag­ing their im­ages, the young car­ers cre­ated a col­lec­tion of fun and play­ful pho­to­graphs with ith a vi­vidi id sense of f hu­mour.

Mon­day to Wed­nes­day next week they will re­turn to the fac­tory to shoot some short films with pro­fes­sional film­maker, Aoife Twomey. Their work will be dis­played at Uxbridge Li­brary from Septem­ber 12.

Cre­ate co-founder and chief ex­ec­u­tive, Nicky Goul­der, said: “Young car­ers can face a great deal of stress and anx­i­ety, and of­ten have to con­tend with these feel­ings alone. inspired:arts of­fers them the op­por­tu­nity to take “time out” from their re­spon­si­bil­i­ties in the com­pany of other young car­ers who can un­der­stand their home lives.”

Cre­ate has run nearly 6,000 cre­ative arts work­shops since its found­ing in 2003, and claims to have helped trans­form the lives of more than 30,000 dis­ad­van­taged and vul­ner­a­ble par­tic­i­pants.

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