Event, Happening 10 Aug 2022

Imagined Futures – August

Are you a young person aged 11-15 with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA)? Are you interested in learning more about filmmaking and storytelling?
10 Aug 2022, 10:00am – 11:30am
Online – Zoom
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We are delighted to offer summer online workshops for the Imagined Futures Project.
Are you a young person aged 11-15 with Arthritis (JIA)? Are you interested in learning more about filmmaking and storytelling?

Join the Imagined Futures project and meet a group of like-minded young people just like you to explore filmmaking, digital storytelling and drama workshops where we will think about identity and your future.

We will meet on Zoom 3 times over the Summer Holidays in 2022. The current dates are:
10th August 10-11.30 am; 31st August 10-11.30am and 1st September 10-11.30am.

No experience is necessary. You will work with professional artists to learn film, drama and storytelling skills which will culminate in the creation of digital stories that we will share with like-minded people to tell your story.

How to Apply

Applications to the project are open now. Simply head to this form and ask an adult in your life to fill in your details. We will be in touch soon to let you know if you have been accepted onto the project.

Key Dates

All meetings will be held on Zoom.

  • 10th August, 10 – 11.30am
  • 31st August, 10 – 11.30am
  • 1st September, 10 – 11.30am

Who is involved?

The project is led by theatre practitioner Anna Woolf. Anna is a freelance researcher and practitioner and is really interested in digital storytelling and theatre as ways for people to engage with ideas about their identity and health. Anna teaches digital theatre at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. This project is part of Anna’s PhD research, which is about young people with arthritis. She is really interested in how the arts can make us feel better.

Supporting the project is professional filmmaker Chuck Blue-Lowry. Chuck has worked for lots of organisations including Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and Magic Me Arts. Her films have been shown at Tate Modern, Battersea Arts Centre and the BFI.

This project is being done in collaboration with JIA at NRAS. JIA-at-NRAS is a part of the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS). They provide information and support services for those affected by juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), their families, friends, carers, and health professionals.

The project is funded by Children in Need.

What does the project cost?

Nothing. The project is free to you.

This project forms part of Anna’s PhD research, and as such by taking part you will need to ask your responsible adult to consent to recording, filming and photography. The nature of the project involves filmmaking and sharing, so if you feel like this might be uncomfortable this might not be the right project for you.

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