Creative Light Festival 2021

Film Oxford and RHJYC’s collaborative festival introduced over 250 people, including children and young people, to free creative and interactive activities, including an amazing lantern parade to end the day!

Young girl flying like Harry Potter
Learning how the green screen works

Between Sept-Nov, Film Oxford & RHJYC worked together to support the creative development of 6 local young people (12+) at Rose Hill Community centre as part of the Oxford Light Festival weekend.

Over that time the young people developed new creative skills, met professionals from the creative sector and led on the delivery of the Creative Lights Event at the community centre on Saturday 20th November.

The event offered taster workshops in a range of creative activities run by professional artists – animation, cartoon, music, green screen, headdress and lantern making – and culminated in a lantern procession around the estate.

Local children carry lanterns around Rose Hill

Film Oxford ran the lantern making workshops during RHJYC’s youth club sessions, engaging with children ages 5-16. Children learned how to craft the lanterns to shape, cover and decorate. You can watch the video of how they constructed them below:

The event gave families a unique opportunity to access and learn new skills and discover new interests. A successful and exciting collaborative project!

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