The end of a beautiful 10 weeks

For the last ten weeks I’ve been running Mighty Mega photography project assisted by illustrator Cristina Bueno. The great work created by the participants from week to week leading to the final exhibition can be found here along with some recordings of the young ones’ experiences. Enjoy!

Working with Sophia and Karolina © Photo Asya Gefter

The Mighty Mega Saturday Club is a club for children with disabilities/SEN and their families/carers run by Discover Children’s Story Centre. The club is free to join and provides children with opportunities to take part in different creative activities.

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Creative Routes 2012

artsdepot_logoExciting, exciting!!!!! I have been selected as one of the 5 artists to be involved in Arts Depot’s Creative Routes 2012, a visual arts project that works with primary schools to create an original piece of visual art that is then displayed in the gallery for public view.

Creative Routes is part of Arts Depot successful schools programme, which provides innovative and educational arts projects, workshops, residencies and INSETS .www.artsdepot.co.uk

Iris & Zoe’s birthday

Yesterday was the lovely Iris and Zoe’s 5th birthday party. Not only was I one of the privileged guests but I also happened to be the official face painter of the day! So after the make-over of a few princesses and butterflies I had the chance to take some photographs. Documenting the ins and outs of swing politics proved to be particularly interesting…

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© Estelle Vincent

Discover Children Centre

For the next 10 weeks I’ll be running Discover’s Mighty Mega Project, a weekly photography club engaging Newham children with disabilities and their parents, carers and families. Here are some photos I’ve taken this morning to help me prepare the first activity: a photo treasure hunt covering the indoor trail, adventure garden and story studio.

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 © Estelle Vincent

Discover Children’s Story Centre is the UK’s first hands-on creative literacy centre for children aged 0-11 years and their families, carers and teachers. Discover’s overarching mission is to spark children and adults’ imagination, curiosity and creativity in a magical and stimulating environment. They offer a variety of programmes including schools workshops, family art activities, a literature programme led by children’s writers and illustrators, community and education projects, artist residencies in schools and training for professionals that work with children and families.