On Saturday 19th May 2012 The Mighty Creatives (TMC) supported five events taking place at different venues across the East Midlands. The venues opened their doors to young people giving them the opportunity to try arts activities, meet other young people with similar interests and get information on what’s on for them locally. www.themightycreatives.com
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At the top floor of the NCCD in Sleaford, a workshop on animation, photography, and sound is giving people the opportunity to create their own mini movies using only plasticine and Apple Macs. Andy Penny, who is running the workshop, told us, “This workshop is called Experience, so it’s a bit of everything. We’re doing film, animation, photography, music, radio, everything really, all using Macs.
We’re making an animated video, and it’s really cool because you get to make you own characters” said Lawrence who attended the workshop. There’s a huge range of videos being made, from comedy to action and from dinosaurs to ninjas (in the case of some of the younger filmmakers). “I think they’re all really interesting, and they’re all really funny” said Andy. There’s a huge range of ages, and everyone is really getting into it, coming up with great ideas for really creative films.
Media Team at The National Centre for Craft & Design
"Elliot Morris, singer/songwriter, is performing at the Navigate and Create event at the NCCD in Sleaford. It’s quite rare to be able to see a musician like this in such a small venue, giving the performance an intimate atmosphere. Elliot really enjoyed the Navigate and Create event, saying “It’s brilliant. When I was at school, there weren’t many opportunities for me to play live. So it’s fantastic that they’re putting on these events that young people can get involved in.”
Elliot is part of a hugely varied line-up of live music at the NCCD today, including a beatboxer and African drumming. The range of music genres here today means that there’s something everyone will enjoy, as well as all the fun activities on at the NCCD today. “He’s always really good. I think it’s really rare that you would find a local talent, and I think he’s going to go far.” said a member of the public who watched Elliot’s performance."