Busy day today at The Woodhouse Community Centre in Leeds. The Oblong refurbishment is almost complete and the centre opens for business on Monday, but there are piles of things still to be sorted out. A monumental task.
As part of our commitment to funders we will be developing the Media Collective to dream up new ways of supporting communities through multimedia communication. We are aware that having a website or a Facebook page is ok but that we need to be thinking much more creatively about how we use a whole range of technologies and new ideas.
Next Wednesday the 25th of January we will be offering twelve free places on a video production course being run by Abdul Al-Marsumi who has worked for the BBC in Bagdhad and directed for the Arabic Service. The course, which covers the fundamentals of video storytelling, will be for 14 weeks each Wednesday between 4pm and 6pm. It's open to anyone local to Woodhouse/Hyde Park area so if you know of anyone interested drop a note to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Media Collective also has plans for an online radio station, hireable editing facilities as well as the existing web and print design services. We're very keen for people to hire rooms, by the way.
And looking forward to the announcement of the Norther Art Prize winner tomorrow so may pop in to see the works tomorrow morning.