Community cinema spreads and other good news

So 2019 started for us with a new community cinema site, Merton Extra Care Home. Was lovely to meet the residents and staff there and we’re looking forward to seeing them next month, along with the residents at two other new sites. Tuesday mornings we run Breightmet Butterflies Women’s group at Breightmet UCAN 9.30-11.30, where… Read more »

An Autumn of celebrations

This Autumn we’re all about celebration here at The Videobox, we have the launch of one of our new films next week, and a series of project exhibitions coming up. Our textile and multi media heritage project The People’s Quilt is in its final stages and we’re busy planning the celebration and unveiling event. The… Read more »

Paddington Bear and a ton of old cardboard boxes…

As summer began, we helped local children create the magical world of Paddington Bear from cardboard boxes, string, glue, paint and their imaginations for the first Breightmet Picture Palace event. Paddington 2 will be the first Breightmet Picture Palace showing and a chance for the kids and their families to see the world they have… Read more »

Secret Filming, Flat Caps and Air Guitars…

Spent a few days filming with some great people, making a top secret video for their organisation’s upcoming relaunch. Several different locations, a really enthusiastic cast and some classic tunes made for a fab time. It was really interesting to see the difference this organisation makes to local young people’s lives and the breadth of… Read more »

Paint Pots and Tots…early years arts

Our new early years art project, ‘Paint Pots and Tots’ has got off to a cracking start. Week one saw the kids creating marbled paper with shaving foam and food dyes, and producing photos for their Art Books. In Week two we explored the world of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ with the kids, getting messy,… Read more »

Participation, performance and pledges – NW IAPT conference

On Friday we were busy at the Children and Young People’s IAPT North West conference in Manchester A conference celebrating the best in participation projects for young people involved in the Mental Health system. We spent the morning filming the various speakers, performances and presentations, before putting a film of the event together ready for the end… Read more »

The People’s Quilt – Bolton’s Past, Present and Future

Thanks to ‘Awards for All’ National Lottery funding, we have been able to start a fantastic new interactive textiles project, ‘The People’s Quilt’ alongside textiles artist Jennifer Gilmour. Exploring Bolton’s heritage with ex machinists from the factories and mills of Bolton’s past, the present through refugees experiences and the potential future with local schoolchildren, the… Read more »

The Scarecrows are coming….Breightmet first ever Scarecrow Festival

We’ve been busy helping the families of Breightmet create Scarecrows for Breightmet’s first ever Scarecrow Festival. The free festival will be held on October 28th, 11-3pm, with fun activities, crafts and games at the Elderdale Centre and a trail around the neighbourhood to see the Scarecrows. There’s still time to enter, just let us know… Read more »

The Light Cinema - One Day at a Time premiere

The Videobox hits the Big Screen at The Light Cinema!

We’re thrilled to announce the Premiere of our film ‘One Day at a Time’ will be held at Bolton’s The Light Cinema on Tuesday 12th September. This local film, written by two women from the Willows Estate in Bolton; Angela Ashworth & Vickie Thornley, and featuring and crewed by the local community, deals with loss, depression… Read more »