We believe that together, we can achieve more than the sum of our parts. Our network values kindness and collaboration as fundamentals of creating lasting change in our town. If you’d like to get involved and be part of this journey with us then fill out the membership form below to sign up!
Creative West End is a community-led partnership, made up of local people and organisations that believe creativity and the arts can play an important role in the future of our community. This Network is open to all who support the aims and values of the group. We are actively inviting residents, artists and arts organisations to come together as a force for creative change.
Our model is simple - to work with and engage with our community through creative projects, a locally run market and other events to find out what matters to people, and work with our network to develop ideas in these areas. Thanks to Creative Civic Change funding and additional support from West End Morecambe Big Local partnership we have some money available to support some of these community led ideas.
Wednesday 22nd June | 7.30pm - 10pm at More Music, Devonshire Road, Morecambe
Join us at More Music for a screening of the “The Street” by documentary film maker and photographer Zed Nelson. The film will start at 7.45pm sharp and finish around 9.20pm when we'll host a “Zoom with Zed” for a Q and A from 9.20pm with thoughts, discussion and questions.
Focusing on one East London street over a four-year period - a film about love and loss, a community unravelled by gentrification, and the nation’s slide into Brexit.
With the skyscrapers of the City glinting close by, the area surrounding Hoxton Street has been transformed by luxury developments and sky-high property prices.
As media start-ups and corporate property developers move in, the traditional working-class inhabitants of this East London street feel a deepening social divide.
Set against the backdrop of rapid gentrification, years of austerity and the eruption of Brexit, Zed Nelson’s four-year epic delivers a comic, tragic and deeply moving portrait of not just a street, but a nation on the cusp of enormous change.
Feature-length documentary the 'THE STREET' premiered at the 2019 BFI London Film Festival, was shortlisted for the British Independent Film Award (BIFA) ‘Discovery Award’ and short-listed for a 2020 Grierson Award. ‘The Street’ was released in UK cinema's to critical acclaim (see press reviews at end of email).
ONLINE FILM TRAILER:
July 2022: Inspiration & Learning
Date & Time tbc
More details coming soon.
August 2022: Summer Break
September 2022: Inspiration & Learning with Wayne Hemmingway
Date & Time tbc
More details coming soon.
PAST Network Events
Thurs 22nd Nov | 2021
Thurs 17th June | 2021
Thurs 18th March | 2021
Inspiration & Learning with Heather Peak Morison
Sat 5th Sept | 2020
Network Launch 01
Sat 6th June | 2020
Network Walk: Morecambe Agora Project Meeting
Sun 15th May | 2022
Making Things Happen
Thurs 7th October | 2021
Open Space: Exploring Creative Projects
Thurs 3rd June | 2021
Inspiration & Learning with Wood Street walls CIC
Thurs 7th Jan | 2021
Network Event 03
Sat 1st Aug | 2020
Inspiration & Learning with Zuppa Theatre Co.
Thurs 21st April | 2022
Online Network Social Activity
Thurs 30th Dec | 2021
Exploring What's Next for the Markets
Thurs 22nd July | 2021
Inspiration & Learning with Shane Davis | SHOW IT OFF!
Thurs 15th April | 2021
Postcard Project Pitching
Sat 14th Nov | 2020
Network Event 02
Sat 4th July | 2020
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Inspiration & Learning Trips
Looking further afield to expand our imaginations and to grow our network and connect with other groups, artists and organisations is key to our plan - as well as creating meaningful experiences for us to share togehter as a growing community.
INSPIRATION & LEARNING FUND
We have allocated £5000 to an Inspiration and Learning Fund per year of the Creative Civic Change Programme for network members to draw down based on network needs. For example, you might wish to arrange a visit with fellow network members and draw down funds to help make this happen. This might be a trip to a relevant town or project, booking of a workshop or a visit to the cinema or other cultural experience. All we would ask is that you share the experience with the rest of the network via blog or an update at a network event.
You might like to invite a guest to our Inspiration and Learnings sessions.
We are open to what network members feel would be a useful way to spend this money and very much look forward to hearing from you!
All submissions will be reviewed and need approving by our partnership steering group that meet on the first Thursday of every month.