Common Ground X NessFest

Over the past month, a group of young people from Lowestoft joined us and MUTINY projects on our mission to FLIP THE MUSEUM… (cue gasps)

Over the series of workshops with award winning playwright James McDermott and filmmakers Marcus Romer and Sophie Mellor, participants worked to create animations and spoken word pieces which will then be geo located in the park around Lowestoft museum. This means the public can walk around the Nicholas Everitt park and use their phones to see the films as part of Ness Fest 2020. Oh the wonders of technology.

And the best bit is, you don’t even need to leave your house to view all the great content. You can join us online here from 27th Oct to view the interactive map, as part of Ness Fest 2020. And while you’re at it, why not check out all the other great stuff happening online as part of the festival… from nail art workshops, to artist Q&As, to djing. All the deets are over on their Facebook page – you’re welcome.

What went down?

here’s a taste of some of the workshops that took place over the last couple of months:

Session 1 – Thursday 17 September – In an introduction to the project, with a mini-writing workshop with James McDermott, imagining some of the stories behind the objects. 

Session 2 – Saturday 19 September -In an online writing workshop with James, we used images from the museum’s collection to spark ideas and themes for a series of six short videos.

Session 3 – Thursday 24 September – We began developing images, ideas and storyboards for the final videos, and discovering the process that goes into planning a film before it makes it to production.

Session 4 – Saturday 26 September – Working with James and Marcus we looked at the writing we’d created together, and starting to ‘storyboard’ the final videos. All very professional and exciting.

Session 5 – Thursday 1 October – Everything came together. We collected all the digital ‘assets’ (video, photos of objects, spontaneous museum themed flash mobs etc) and put all the final videos together.

Find out more about NessFest & MUTINY

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