This project is currently postponed. It will restart but unfortunately we do not have a date yet for when this will be.
New Futures Lab is a project for children in Fegg Hayes, Chell Heath and Chell aged between 9 and 13. It is run by an arts organisation based in Stoke called B-arts, who do lots of work with us.
The project looks at safety in the local area. More specifically, what stops the young people feeling safe in their own neighbourhood. Through a series of workshops and masterclasses, we will work with the young peple to find out why they don't feel safe, but more importantly we will explore creative ways that we can tackle this.
We did get this project off to a great start. We asked lots of young people why they didn't feel safe, and we worked with an amazing illustrator called Jamie Fox who created us this incredible artwork that shows what issues the young people highlighted and how we could fix them.
One of the first activities we did was to make a horror film based in Fegg Hayes, to challenge what areas or things we might be scared of in our local area.
We decided to make a zombie movie, complete with SFX make up and plenty of post production. You can see the film below along with a few behind the scenes pictures.