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Participation

For community video projects, creating spaces where the videos can be screened and the audience are able to share and discuss the experiences is as integral to the process as making the video. The LCVA has already run a number of screenings using videos from our archive, for updates and information about these please see the events page.

You can use this website to participate with the LCVA to find videos relevant to you and your friends/communities/activities. We encourage visitors to screen videos to create opportunities for sharing, reflection, discussion and possible future action. Please get in touch with us to let us know about events you have organized or videos you think should be included as part of our archive.

The organise section has some suggestions about how to run a screening, the resources page features possible sources of funding both for screenings and production as well as organisations based in London and the South-East for whom community video is part of their ongoing work.

Organise!

A screening is a great way to share your ideas with others and hear what they think too, we would love for visitors to this site to organise a screening event of their own. Below are a few questions and suggestions to help get you started. To begin with, think about who the screening is for and what you want to achieve at your screening event. To pick a video or videos for your event scroll through the collections or search by a keyword, area, year or group. All of the videos on the website are free to use for screenings, as long as you don’t charge an entry fee.
Where will it take place?

Is there a room at your local library, or a tenants’ or school hall you might borrow? Make sure it isn’t too noisy and can be made dark enough to screen a video in. Make sure you agree in advance on any rules about noise levels, staffing, locking up etc.
How will you promote the event?

We use social media, and put posters up around the neighbourhood a week or so before the event and then on the day as well. Word of mouth is one of the best ways, if you have a group of 5 people and they all bring 5 people that will be 25 people in the audience. Imagine if they then all bring 5 people...
How will you present the videos?

Will there be programme notes printed so that the audience know what to expect? Each of the videos on the site will have information you can copy and paste into a handout. Will someone introduce the event and explain what will happen and where the toilets and fire exit are? You could find a suitable clip from an oral history interview and use that to provide some context. We have found that even the most simple of refreshments help to create a relaxed atmosphere and get people talking. We have been lucky enough to have some fantastic bakers and cooks at our screenings who have provided some delicious treats at our events.
Who are the audience?

Are they people you know? Is it open to the general public or for a specific group? Think about their needs, for example will you need someone to provide sign language? Is there a lift? Are there any stairs or narrow doorways? When will it take place? Will it be in the daytime or evening? Think about whether your audience will be working and/or caring for others. Different people are free on a Saturday afternoon and to those available after 6pm on a weekday.
After the screening?

In order to encourage discussion try dividing the audience into smaller groups to help facilitate the conversation. It is helpful to have a list of questions prepared. Instead of focusing on what you liked or didn’t like, perhaps begin by asking what the videos made them think about or feel. The findings from these smaller discussions can then be fed back to the rest of the group at the end of the event. Tidy up and pack away. Don’t be shy to ask everyone, who is able, to help pack chairs away, as it saves a lot of time. It is best if they don’t help packing away anything technical or expensive.
What next?

Agree on a follow up plan in advance so that if anyone at the screening would like to get involved in a future project you know what to say. Are looking for volunteers or to raise funds or awareness about a particular issue? Perhaps you have a date in mind for your next meeting or a plan for your starting your own video project.

Resources

Current Video Groups

BBC Academy: How to shoot short-form video and get it seen
bbc.co.uk/guides/z2km7hv

"Video is predicted to account for more than three-quarters of all internet traffic by 2019 - much of it consumed on social platforms via mobile and tablets. So how do you make engaging video that works for your audience on these screens, across platforms as diverse as Snapchat, Facebook and Vine? Equally important, especially when you consider that more than 300 hours of video is uploaded to YouTube every minute, how do you make sure your video gets seen and shared?"
The BBC Academy provides "Training and development designed to support the BBC and the wider industry to inform, educate and entertain".

Four Corners
fourcornersfilm.co.uk

Four Corners is a learning, production and exhibition centre for film and photography. They support new talent to established practitioners, enabling work that challenges and inspires.

How to make a Participatory Video: 10 key steps - a video from CTA
vimeo.com/21449246

“This video was shot during the making of a participatory video in Telecho village, Ethiopia. It is meant to show in 10 easy steps the process used during this participatory videotraining. We trained 14 youth age 14- 16 that have no access to electricity and TV to hold a camera, speak on a microphone and do interviews, making their own
film.”
CTA - The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA)  is a  joint international institution of the African,Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). Its mission is to advance food and nutritional security, increase prosperity andencourage sound natural resource management in ACP countries.

InsightShare
insightshare.org

"As leading practitioners in the field of Participatory Video, we have dedicated ourselves to delivering transformational projects with some of the world’s most marginalised communities.  We have directly facilitated hundreds of projects in over sixty countries, working with diverse peoples to address a wide variety of issues.
Founded in 1999, our organisation is committed to improving and shaping the use of Participatory Video in all its forms, and building a grassroots movement of practice to sustain its role as a powerful community engagement tool.  We have trained hundreds of facilitators, founded numerous community video ‘hubs’ and produced free resources on a range of approaches."


Mojo - Mobile Journalism - Burum Media
burummedia.com.au/mojo-working-documentary

Burum Media is now delivering mobile journalism training and helping develop web TV formats in communities, education and mainstream media in Australia and internationally. This unique digital story-telling concept is based on a set of digital skills that enables citizens and professional journaliststo cross the digital divide, to produce their own mobile stories. They have also produced a book.

Paddington Arts
paddingtonarts.org.uk

Paddington Arts is a Youth Arts organisation committed to developing talent and creativity in the community. They run workshops in Dance, Drama, Steelpan, Singing and New Media and produce original work for stage and screen.

Real Time Video
real-time.org.uk

Real Time - based in Reading - offers training, projects, research, consultancy and advocacy particularly targeting hard-to-reach groups and marginalised communities building social cohesion, developing networks and opening channels of communication to enable positive change.

South London Gallery
southlondongallery.org/page/participation

The South London Gallery’s award-winning education programmes offer exceptional opportunities for visitors of all ages and levels of interest to become more actively involved in contemporary art through a broad range of activities and events.

The Mouth that Roars
mouththatroars.com

Mouth That Roars (MTR) is a Youth Media Organisation which was set up with the sole purpose of training young people in film production who wouldn’t ordinarily have access to media resources. MTR enables young people who are quite often misrepresented, a space to be heard and a medium in which they can voice their thoughts and feelings. 

The Showroom
theshowroom.org

The Showroom is a contemporary art space focused on collaborative approaches to cultural production within its locality and beyond.

Undercurrents
undercurrents.org

Undercurrents had its 25th anniversary on April 1st 2019 (when their first video news magazine was launched - on VHS)
They have recently spent time reporting frontline direct action at Yarlwood detention centre, Nuclear Weapons factories, Fracking sites and much much more. They released Power Trip:Fracking in the UK and toured it all over England in Summer 2018.
They are still producing the News you don't see on the News...

Video4Change
https://video4change.org/

"The Video4Change Network is a consortium of organisations catalysing the use of communications technologies for human rights, social justice, and environmental change. The Network strengthens collaboration between Video for Change organisations so they can better respond to shared challenges and opportunities. The Network was founded in June 2012 in Indonesia [...and] aims to maximise the collective learning, resources, and experiences of its members to build spaces where video activists and 
trainers, citizen journalists, organisations and individuals seeking to use video as a tool for change, can access resources and strategies to improve their work and initiatives."


Viewpoint Community Media
viewpointcommunitymedia.org.uk/about

Based in Swindon, VCM's vision  is  "A vibrant and cohesive local community, with the skills and access to create, express and communicate through media" and their mission is to : develop and promote media skills, access and participation in local communities."

WAC Arts
wacarts.co.uk

WAC Arts provides an exciting range of activities and professional training in the arts and media for children and young people. Their programmes offer fun and engaging creative activities to support young people to develop a lifelong interest in performing arts and media.

[ space ]
spacestudios.org.uk/learning-index

[ space ] runs creative learning projects with schools, young people and communities in the areas where we have studios. Their projects develop skills, using creativity to increase engagement in the arts.

digital:works
digital-works.co.uk/about_us.html

"digital:works is an arts and educational charity that works with communities, providing training and creative assistance to produce arts and media projects. We are committed to a participatory approach ensuring that those we work with have a major say in the direction of any given project."

Funding Bodies & Other Organisations

Heritage Lottery Fund
hlf.org.uk/looking-funding/our-grant-programmes

The largest dedicated Heritage funder in the UK. Grants money to people across the UK to explore, enjoy and protect the heritage they care about, including of course archiving projects. Grants range from 3K to 5 Million.


Roundhouse
roundhouse.org.uk/young-creatives/summer-2/and-now-what-film-fund/

Offers small grants and technical support for young people’s short film projects.

The Big Lottery
biglotteryfund.org.uk

Each year The Big Lottery distributes millions of pounds of the National Lottery's good cause money to community groups and charitable projects around the UK. They give grants from £300 to more than £500,000 to community and voluntary groups and charities.

Other Archives

A Greater London: the GLC Story 1981-6
glcstory.co.uk

The project aims to engage current Londoners with the story of the Greater London Council before its abolition in 1986. By retelling the history of the institution, and its relationship to communities and social movements of the time, they hope to inspire people to think more creatively about the possibilities of city level democracy. Many of the film and community projects in the LCVA archive were part-funded by the GLC, which had a radical community and arts policy. The Tories abolished the GLC in 1986.

ATD Fourth World: The Roles We Play
therolesweplay.co.uk

ATD Fourth World is an anti-poverty non-profit organisation with over 40 years experience of tackling inequality and promoting social justice in  the UK. In partnership with London-based artist Eva Sajovic, ATD Fourth World is proud to present a collection of new photographs in the exhibition The Roles We Play: Recognising the Contribution of People in Poverty.

Launched to mark the European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion, these portraits explore the roles played by those living in poverty within their families, communities and society at large. The aim is to highlight their efforts, recognise their contribution and challenge the negative attitudes often held towards vulnerable and excluded families in the UK.

To accompany the exhibition, those appearing in the photographs have written short texts to explain their lives, their hopes and their place in society as seen through their own eyes. And here is the evaluative film about the methodology we used commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation: https://atd-uk.org/2018/10/04/the-roles-we-play-a-model-of-genuine-participation/


Cinema Action
http://www.cinemaaction.co.uk/

This website will be an archive and celebration of cinema action, the film collective formed in 1968. It will contain films, posters, leaflets, texts and memorabilia connected with cinema action.
As well as looking back at the past, we hope the site can become an inspiration and source of ideas for the future.

Film & Video Distribution Database
fv-distribution-database.ac.uk

From the late 1960s the London Film-makers' Co-op, The Other Cinema, LVA, Circles, Cinema of Women, Film and Video Umbrella, Cinenova, London Electronic Arts and Lux, together with a number of other organisations and initiatives, helped build the reputation of British artists' and independent film and video at home and abroad. On the Film & Video Distribution Database (FVDD) you can explore the histories of these organisations and initiatives, their promotional activities, their distribution and exhibition practices, the inroads they made into television and galleries, the challenges they overcame to build audiences, and the arts funding landscape that could cause them to sink or swim (see Scope for more details).

Knowle West TV
kwmc.org.uk/projects/kwtv

Knowle West TV is a rich archive of locally-made film material first broadcast in the 1970s on Bristol Channel (Bristol Channel was a community cable TV initiative, one of five in the UK authorised in the early 1970s). It  provides a glimpse into life in Bristol and enabling us to explore the past, present and future of community media.  The footage  gives us a fantastic insight into what it was like to live and work here forty years ago.We’ve seen glimpses of things that no longer exist or have undergone major change, and uncovered fascinating films of the Fighting Cocks pub, a 1974 Knowle West Art Festival, a women’s liberation movement, and 
more. 
You can watch a selection of clips on the Knowle West TV Youtube Channel  

Media Burn Archive
https://mediaburn.org/

The US based Media Burn Archive collects, restores and distributes documentary video and television created by artists, activists and community groups. Our mission is to use archival media to deepen context and encourage critical thought through a social justice lens.

Media Reform Coalition Document Library
mediareform.org.uk/resources/document-library

The Media Reform Coalition was set up in September 2011 to coordinate the most effective contribution by civil society groups, academics and media campaigners to debates over media regulation, ownership and democracy in the context of the phone hacking crisis and proposed communications legislation.
They work with partner groups and supporting individuals to produce research and to organise campaigning activities aimed at creating a media system that operates in the public interest.
Their Document Library contains valuable material on campaigning and practical activist video manuals.

Media Reform Coalition Videos
mediareform.org.uk/resources/videos

A selection of videos related to media ownership, media reform etc (ordered by publication date).


Radical Software
radicalsoftware.org

Radical Software was an important voice of the American video community in the early 70s; the only periodical devoted exclusively to independent video and video art at the time when those subjects were still being invented.  Eleven issues of Radical Software were published from 1970 to 1974, first by the Raindance Corporation and then by the Raindance Foundation with Gordon and Breach Publishers. 
PDF files, opened with the application Adobe Acrobat Reader, can be downloaded and stored on a recipient's hard drive for later use.


Rebel Video
rebelvideo.ch

Rebel Video portrays practitioners of community and alternative video in London, Basel, Bern, Lausanne, and Zurich. Their work is discussed along with its lasting influence up to the present. Complemented with essays on documentary film and video art, the book shines a light on the video movement in all its many facets.

Rewind/Rewind Italia
rewind.ac.uk

Artists Videos of the 70’s and 80’s in the UK and Italy. The website has interviews with artists, critics and writers; articles, essays, exhibition ephemera; and of course, news and events for both projects. There is a fully searchable database to aid discovery. 

Sheffield Film Co-op
https://vimeopro.com/alexglenwilson/sheffield-film-co-op

Archive of 9 films from the Sheffield Film Co-op - always an all-women group and although the word 'women' was not in the the title (it became locally known as the 'women's film co-op'). The women asked men with film making skills for support in the early stages but the women have always had creative control. Having a local identity, i.e. not London based, was also an important aspect of the group's identity.

The LUX Collection
lux.org.uk

The LUX collection contains over 4000 films and videos by over 1000 international artists, ranging from the 1920s to the present. It is the largest collection of its kind in Europe, containing much rare and unique material, while continuing to grow with the addition of both new works and restored classics. The collection is an active resource rather than a static archive, and all of the works in the catalogue are available to hire for public screenings or exhibitions.

We're Not Mad, We're Angry
youtube.com/watch?v=qD36m1mveoY

C4 screened Eleventh Hour's "We're not mad we're angry" in 1986. This was a unique docu-drama which took two years to make with a group of current and former psychiatric patients who held full editorial control.

Events

Another event at the exhibition All You Need’s an Excuse: a day of screenings and discussions with activists, artists and researchers working with the moving image in response to the housing crisis, convened by Ed Webb-Ingall. Participants included members of London Renters Union (Anouska Samms, Oluwatosin Adegoke and Agnieszka Rolkiewicz), Hat Vickers (The Battle for Deptford), John White (Albany Video), Andy Porter (West London Media Workshop), Claire Louise Staunton (MK Gallery/RCA) and artists Ayo Akingbade, Avril Corroon and Winnie Herbstein.
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As part of the exhibition All You Need’s An Excuse, a special screening of the 1983 community video Framed Youth: Revenge of the Teenage Perverts produced by the London Lesbian and Gay Youth Video Project, introduce by Philip Timmins, who initiated the video project with a group of Lesbian and Gay teenagers. The screening programme also included documentation from a London Gay Liberation march in 1975, courtesy of London Screen Archives and RE/FRAMED Youth (2013), a video project by a group of LGBTQ youth who met over three days of collaborative filmmaking workshops.
Part of the the Barbican Archive Residency - a weekend of free talks, workshops, films and pop-up installations showcasing material from the Barbican’s Archive as well as the collections from several guest London archives, exploring material relating to protest, experimental music, community video and much more.
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As part of the LUX exhibition All You Need’s An Excuse, this was a special screening of a recent acquisition from LCVA, All Work and No Pay, made in 1975 by the Power of Women Collective and Wages for Housework Campaign, and broadcast in 1976 by the community access unit for the BBC, Open Door. The programme provided much-needed airtime where the demand for wages for housework could be put forward. The video shows meetings and interviews with groups in different countries developing campaign strategies and women of different races and nationalities sharing their experiences. The screening was introduced by women from the Global Women’s Strike, based at the Crossroads Women’s Centre in Kentish Town. GWS also chose to screen Women of the Rhondda (1973) made collectively by Esther Ronay, Mary Kelly, Mary Capps, Humphrey Trevelyan, Margaret Dickinson, Brigid Seagrave and Susan Shapiro. Distributed by Cinenova.
LCVA Videos:
All Work And No Pay
Screening of 2 tapes at Acland Burghley School, Camden
‘All You Need’s an Excuse’ was an exhibition (running from Wed 25 Sep - Sat 2 Nov 2019) with LUX Waterlow Park Centre They invited LCVA to present videos from the archive, selected by local community and activist groups. The videos on show have been chosen by community and campaign groups local to LUX for their continuing relevance. Alongside the screenings and events programme, the library at LUX functioned as a space to view other videos and ephemera from the archive.
25th August 2019
Newhaven Open Call
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For the second year running, LCVA participated in this local exhibition: on this occasion showing a tape we'd produced (Newhaven 1982-2019) which updated the Newhaven 1982 tape on our site, looking at local community arts.
An event at Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art - connecting the spirit of the current exhibition "Jef Cornelis: TV Works 1960s-80s" to the local area of the CCA, this screening event drew some connections between Cornelis’ direct and hands-on use of newly available portable video technology with the production of videos by activists and community groups based in and around South London in the 1970s and 80s. Using examples from Goldsmiths’ London Community Video Archive, Ed Webb Ingall traced the various uses of this new technology to document and effect social and political change.
A screening at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019: Who belongs on this island in the ocean? The thread of identity that relates to Britishness is as divisive as it is unifying, and here we present a selection of films (including Being White) that tugs at some of the frayed edges of the tapestry of nationality - its past and its present. This selection was co-curated with Reel Femme, and introduced by representatives of South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group (SYMAAG).
LCVA Videos:
Being White
For this year’s Sheffield Doc/Fest, Pavilion’s Art School for Rebel Girls collective selected a programme of short films by women which explore different ideas of the self image. The screening forms part of Focus/Shapes That Move, Doc/Fest’s special focus on feminist film collectives in Britain from the 1970s onwards. Art Schools for Rebel Girls is a collective of young women in Leeds aged 13-15 years who meet on a regular basis to make art together. Members of the group met and watched over 30 films by artists and collectives working from the 1970s to present; this programme was put together based on their responses.
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An installation that ran 16 March – 26 May 2019, at the MK Gallery, Milton Keynes 'Community, Land, Trust' recalls the original spirit of the community cable TV station Channel 40 and imagines what it might look like forty years after it stopped broadcasting. This installation is the result of a series of conversations that took place following an invitation for Ed Webb-lngall to make a video project reflecting on the themes of the exhibition The Lie of the Land.
Documents:
Channel 40 Shooting
Dr Ed Webb-Ingall conducted a Masterclass focusing on his creative process and working methodology, for Invisible Dust at Dundee Contemporary Arts. Often beginning with archival materials and methodologies drawn from community video, Webb-Ingall collaborates with groups to explore under-represented historical moments and their relationship to contemporary life, developing modes of self-representation specific to the subject or the experiences of the participants. For this event he drew on examples from 1970s community video as well as his own practice to share the stages he goes through in order to facilitate a community video project. This includes the negotiation of the initial invitation from a community, the formation of a group, the role of the discussion screening, the introduction of the video camera, the production of a video and finally the distribution of the finished video. After the Masterclass, one of Webb-Ingall's latest films was screened in DCA Cinema at 6pm as part of the touring project Shore: How We See the Sea.
LCVA Videos:
Starting to Happen
Documents:
People Make Videos
25th August 2018
Newhaven 1982
#32
Continuous screening of the video during the 5 days of the Newhaven Open Call event, part of Artwave, 24th-26th August & 1st and 2nd September, 2018. We made contacts with some of the young men in the tape and are planning a follow-up project about current youth unemployment in the town.
LCVA Videos:
Newhaven 1982
Screening of 'Downham - A Home in the Country' to Local residents at Downham Health and Leisure Centre
Thirty Years of Surveillance: The Video Camera as a Weapon This event will look at the role of archival videos that document and bear witness to past protests and demonstrations in London. We will include videos made in the 1970s and 1980s, held by the London Community Video Archive and MayDay Rooms. A panel discussion following the screening will be framed around how this material circulates and can be mobilised in a contemporary context.
LBGT Britain on Film: Why Study Queer History? is an evening of archive film screenings relating to LGBT lives in 20th Century Britain. The films screened will be Framed Youth: The Revenge of the Teenage Perverts (1983), a documentary produced by the London Lesbian and Gay Youth Video Project and now held by the London Community Video Archive (LCVA), and Britain on Film: LGBT Britain, a series of archive films including some of the earliest known representations of LGBT people on screen. The evening will be introduced by Justin Bengry, convenor of the first MA in Queer History, at Goldsmiths, University of London. He will respond to the questions 'why study queer British history in the 21st Century?' and 'what does studying queer histories mean for queer futures?'
Towards Other Cinemas: 1970's Experimental Film. Exploring the dynamic artists’ and experiential moving image work of 1970s Britain, Towards Other Cinemas is a series of screenings and discussions, exploring the renewed interest in diverse strands of experimental film and video works made in this period. Curated by Laura Mulvey, Sue Clayton, and Claire M. Holdsworth and featuring Steve Presence, Lucy Reynolds, and Kodwo Eshun, we bring together works made in 1970s Britain and explore how younger generations are re-activating this recent past. The series coincides with the publication of Other Cinemas: Politics, Culture and Experimental Film in the 1970s (IB Tauris, 2017), edited by theorist Laura Mulvey and writer and director Sue Clayton.
Thamesmead Festival and the Film London Kinovan: Celebrate the past, present and future of Thamesmead during the weekend, which promises something for everyone. Featuring the best of Thamesmead's creative talent, we'll be celebrating everything about the town.
LCVA Videos:
Cultural Herb Festival
#25
A screening event at South London Gallery as part of the exhibition 'The Place is Here', which presented work by over twenty black artists and collectives working in 1980s Britain.
#24
Spirit of ' 77: Protest Films. On the eve of the 40th anniversary of the Battle of Lewisham, join us for screenings of newly uncovered archive footage of the momentous events of 13 August 1977, followed by a new film by Nacheal Catnott The London Community Video Archive present AUG 13, a documentary produced by the Albany Video Project for ALCARAF (All Lewisham Campaign against Racism and Fascism) chronicling the events of the Battle of Lewisham. The film was long considered lost and has only recently been uncovered after decades of searching. Hear first-hand accounts from the filmmakers who worked on AUG 13, together with Nacheal Catnott, director of The Depiction of Blackness, a new documentary reflecting on the Battle of Lewisham and experiences of being black in the UK. The screenings will be followed by a panel discussion, Q&A, and DJ set from Lezlee Lyrix. Drinks and refreshments available throughout. Find out more about the events taking place to mark the 40th anniversary of the Battle of Lewisham.
LCVA Videos:
Aug 13: What Happened?
#23
Why Be Something You're Not? A selection of videos from the London Community Video Archive related to DIY cultural production, youth subcultures, identity and punk rock, shown alongside Dan Graham’s Minor Threat (1983)
Screening event for Grenfell families, Maxilla Social Club.
Standing Ground: Screening of The Amazing Story of Talacre. Organised with London Community Video Archive and Somers Town History Club, Chalton Gallery, 96 Chalton St, Kings Cross, London NW11HJ. This 1974 documentary tells the inspiring story of how a local, self-organised group in Camden came together to campaign for years to turn a disused 2.5-acre site into a permanent community space. The screening is followed by a discussion between Lucy Joyce and artist and founder of public projects research and commissioning studio AIR Anna Hart about the rhythm of presence and absence in public art commissions, formed alliances with a particular site or struggle, and what is left at the end of it all.
1st July 2017
CRUISING GROUND
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CRUISING GROUND is a summer-long programme of writing, exhibition, screenings, workshops and events bringing together a range of perspectives and discourses on cruising. Engaging with the 50th anniversary of the repeal of the Sexual Offences Act 1967 and the geographical and cultural landscape of LUX’s new location in North London, CRUISING GROUND takes the ponds and cruising areas of neighbouring Hampstead Heath as a departure point for the programme. Held at LUX, Waterlow Park.
Screening of LCVA videos at The Showroom, Ada Court, London.
International New Towns Day: Researcher Claire Louise Staunton presents a small selection of films from the archive that were made by artists in or about New Towns internationally. Milton Keynes Gallery, Middleton Hall, Milton Keynes.
#16
A programme of lively activities programmed directly from the community and the culture of the locale. The fete will be a celebratory and community-focussed day involving the Church Street Community Singers, dancing, yoga and Tai Chi, Acting Mature Drama group, Penfold Medicinal Garden, plant sale, refreshments, food and an outdoor cinema with London Screen Archive's KinoVan and the London Community Video Archive (LCVA).
A screening of three videos from the London Community Video Archive, about women, housing and childcare in London in the 70s and 80s. Held at Holly White/North East London Migrants Action, Wild's Rents.
Video Show: A Journey into Old New Media. The 1975 Serpentine Gallery Video Show provided a week long platform for the new media form, video, and showcased many different types of work, unusually mixing community video work with tapes and installations made by artists. Returning to the exhibition’s implicit questions about the potential of art and activism, social engagement and the significance of new technologies in relationship to the mass media, we will show newly digitised titles from the London Community Video Archive, with whom this screening is presented, plus other titles exhibited in 1975. We look forward to welcoming the video makers and original show participants for a discussion chaired by William Fowler as part of the event. Held at The British Film Institute BFI, Southbank
A screening event for members of Southwark Pensioners and the Sceaux Tenants Association to get together, have some tea and cake and watch some videos together. South London Gallery
London Community Video Archive and DIY Space For London’s Film Collective present a night of short films hosted by Sapphire Mcintosh (of Sisters on Set). Featuring newly digitised videos from the London Community Video archive and contemporary shorts, we will explore how politically active filmmakers have used their work to incite change, to ask questions of their communities, and to highlight social injustice from the 80s to now. Have the questions we are asking changed, and have their answers? How can filmmakers help their communities?"
The event is part of a 6-month thematic programme on women titled "Phenomenal Woman, That's Me", based on a poem by Maya Angelou. Our mission is to encourage more women and more feminism in the arts. At the hARTslane Centre.
A screening of Lorraine Leeson's work with video at London's Institute of Contemporary Arts.
A screening event at a centre for elderly people called the Penfold Community Hub
The video was shown as part of a lecture on community arts for students at Goldsmiths University on the Contemporary Social Issues module. Anthropology Department, Goldsmiths.
LCVA Videos:
Community Video 1980
A screening event at the West London Day Centre in collaboration with The Showroom and Seymour Arts
LCVA Videos:
Centre Point
#5
A compilation of videos made at the Albany was shown at the Albany's annual general meeting
A screening of films and videos made in and about South London, organised with the Meet me at the Movies group in collaboration with the Albany, Deptford Cinema and London Screen Archives.
#3
Thamesmead and Interaction Media Van videos were shown as part of the day long Alchemy Film Festival, with a focus on artist and community moving image projects. Alchemy Film Festival, Showroom.
The video Starting to Happen was shown on a loop for 6 weeks as part of an exhibition called Communal Knowledge at Work. Showroom Cinema.
LCVA Videos:
Starting to Happen
A screening and discussion about Community Video in Milton Keynes as part of a symposium at Milton Keynes Gallery: The Right to the (New) City.