Southall is unique and is renowned for its vibrant multicultural community and culture. With many attractions including the Grand Union Canal, parks, historical buildings and other sites, residents have a lot to feel proud about. We will connect with local people to join us in creating video diaries about Southall. Different people, of different cultures can share their stories in front of the camera, with a cinematographer and hosts to help along with way. The videos that are produced will all be shot in local areas, mainly green spaces, as we want to promote the spaces that Southall has to offer. This project will be inclusive to all faiths, cultures, genders, orientations and abilities. We want to show others just how much there is to love about our area, while building community spirit and giving people the chance to explore new skills. This will be a great opportunity for people to network, meet new people to share their stories, and release some of the pandemic stresses.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
- Promoting green spaces and parks in Southall - Encouraging people to visit and discover places to exercise and keep healthy - Highlighting what Southall has to offer, encouraging more tourism and therefore increased spending by tourists in local shops and restaurants - Boost for Southall tourism and publicity for local attractions - Encouraging people to meet and connect when visiting local parks to share their culture, language and improve socialisation in Southall - An opportunity for local people to build their confidence, leave their comfort zone and appear in front of the camera - Help to release mental stresses especially those who have felt isolated during lockdown - Temporary employment for seasonal artists - Bringing the community together
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About the space
Southall, West London. Falls under the London Borough of Ealing.
London Borough of Ealing