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Camelon Arts: Five Tales of Camelon

Enjoy these five films featuring tales of Camelon as seen through the eyes of local school children, inspired by the stories of residents, and in collaboration with Camelon Arts.

Oral histories from residents formed the inspiration for the school children, who have made five short fantastical films about the town, full of aliens, huge fishes and haunted smells.

About the films

Camelon Arts are excited to present 5 Tales of Camelon, an intergenerational schools project looking at local history. The art project was a collaboration between P3s and P4s at Carmuirs and Easter Carmuirs Primary Schools and older residents.

Oral histories from residents formed the inspiration for the school children, who have made five short fantastical films about the town, full of aliens, huge fishes and haunted smells. The films are called The Fruiter, The Bad Smell, The Winter Dance, The Ice Cream Fridge, and The Huge Fish.

Over nine weeks the children learned new skills while bringing local history to life; working with artists Mina Heydari-Waite Mark Bleakley, Emma Finn, Tim Fraser and Gemma Crook to storyboard their narratives, make costumes, create Foley sound effects, gain confidence in performing, animate backgrounds, and film green screen video footage. The films were screened at a Winter Showcase event and in the schools and can also be seen at: https://www.camelonarts.co.uk/5-tales-of-camelon.

About Camelon Arts

Camelon Arts is a new three-year arts programme supporting creative opportunities for the residents of Camelon and Tamfourhill. It is coordinated on behalf of the community by Artlink Central and run by Lead Artist Mina Heydari-Waite and Project Assistant Mark Bleakley with support from Director of Artlink Central Kevin Harrison. This project is part of the National Lottery Community Fund ‘Our Place’ programme which includes a range of projects developed by and for residents and communities of Camelon areas.

 

All footage courtesy of Camelon Arts.

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