WISBECH: Get in the frame

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Fancy taking part something new for 2013… Click! Wisbech Captured is launching in the New Year. Taking place at Wisbech Library, young people aged 13-19 years will get the chance to lead this multi-media sound and photography project, working alongside professional artists.

Looking back at local photographers Lillian Ream and Samuel Smith and how they documented the town; young people will compare them against modern day photographers such as Martin Parr, Tom Wood and Sam Mellish and how they have captured images of cities, towns and cultures. They’ll create a social documentary through photography whilst also constructing an urban soundscape of Wisbech sounds. The work created will be presented to the public at Wisbech Library.

ADeC’s Project Manager Zoe Davidson who is delivering the project said, Click! Wisbech Captured will give young people the chance to lead the project, working alongside a professional photographer and sound artist, whilst learning new media skills and exploring their own heritage. Working with old and new cameras young people will take photographs of Wisbech through their eyes; they will also produce an audio recording that represents living in Wisbech. I can’t wait to see what they produce!’

This project is part of a season of cultural events happening in libraries entitled ‘Arts Alive in Libraries’. The initiative involves a range of events taking place in libraries throughout Fenland, ranging from comedy clubs to community TV projects.

The first session will take place at Wisbech Library on Saturday 12 January 10am-1pm.

To book a place on this project, sign up at Wisbech Library, or for more information contact Zoe Davidson zoe.davidson@adec.org.uk or 01353 611592. You can read more about the project on the ADeC’s website www.adec.org.uk