Creative Citizens: A Photo Collection – #7

May 8th, 2015 by Jennie Sandford in Conference Research Showcase | no comments

Last year, photographer Sara Lyndsey captured 25 images of Creative Citizens on location in their communities for our Creative Citizen conference and exhibition. We’re now sharing these fantastic photos along with some information about each of the inspiring subjects.

These people do what they do not because they are paid to but because they want to. Their motivations are diverse – from doing something because they believe it has a social, cultural or economic benefit to the community to more personal motivations such as developing new friendships, learning and gaining skills or because it is something they enjoy.

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Makala Cheung is a singer and producer making pop music with a Bristol Bass influence and oriental sounds. She puts together music videos for the songs working with other creative people to celebrate her local area of Knowle West, her city of Bristol and her own oriental roots. She wants local people from her estate to be proud of where they live. Alongside her music Makala does work around regeneration with the Knowle West Future group. She believes everyone can be creative, not just in the artistic sense, but in being open minded, experimenting or trying something new.

You can view the whole Creative Citizens: A Photo Collection here.

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