Rochdale Town Hall is one of the greatest examples of gothic architecture in the North West. While some sections have been kept in stunning conditions, many parts are in great need of redevelopment. 2018 will see Rochdale launch a HLF bid for a massive investment into the town hall. If successful, the project would transform the building into a civic centre for the whole community.
The film explores some of the issues surrounding early adulthood and was conceived by Future Fires. Future Fires are 9 young workshop facilitators who are mentored by Contact to help deliver arts projects across Manchester. Sessions led by Envelope Films guided the group towards articulating their ideas and developing a plan for production.
Cyberbully is an interactive film commissioned by Mencap and Raising Your Game. Created from a series of workshops with young people from a mixed abilities school in Wigan, the film centres around a troubled teenager, Jake Stirling, who wrestles with personal problems and social pressures. Cyberbully invites the audience to make some of Jake’s key decisions over the course of 3 days. Designed to educate and encourage discussion, Cyberbully puts you in the driver seat and lets you explore Jake’s possible futures.
YPAC is a youth and community charity based in Miles Platting. They run a huge range of projects often with the support of local schools. The community cafe project was about including young people in positive community roles while educating them about healthy eating and food management.