Photography/ESOL Project – Good to Go!

Phew!  They say be careful what you wish for…

I now have the go ahead for a brace of photography projects aimed at Eastern Europeans (A10 category)  living in and around Bournemouth and Poole.  The only problem is having to spend all the funds by the end of December 2011.  The restrictions may seem a bit harsh, but that comes attached to the funding stream this time.  If we can’t get enough participants we may be able to extend that a little.


  • a six week photography project leading to an exhibition in 2012.  Participants will get to photograph a range of locations and events around east Dorset, and we hope to be able to squeeze in a trip to London or Bath.
  • a short project working with young families in and around Bournemouth and Poole
  • a short initial engagement project with sex workers in the area – we hope this can lead to a more sustained support through other projects.

If you know anyone who might be interested, tell them to get in touch!

Photography and ESOL project – update

Things are moving!  We have a chance to run this project but time is tight – the funds have to be spent by end of December 2011.

There are two introductory workshops to get the project rolling:  13.30pm at Bournemouth Learning Centre on Tuesday 11th October, and 10.00am at Oakdale Centre on Wednesday 12th October – details on poster image below, or email me, or ring Skills&Learning Bournemouth and Poole on 01202 262305.

These two workshops will set out what the project intends to achieve, as well as recruit photographers to take part.  So – if you (or someone you know) are from Eastern Europe, want to take part in a photography project, and speak English as a second language – come along!

There may also be opportunities for the group to travel to London later in the year.

Photography and ESOL Project Poster

Photography & ESOL project

Just started working up a new project with Skills and Learning Bournemouth and Poole – using photography to broaden vocabulary skills for those with English as a second language.  I just like the idea of using a practical experience to also teach something else.

We are just about to advertise for recruits, so if you (or someone you know) is interested in Photography, is over 19, and would also like to improve their command of English, get in touch!

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