Thursday, 29 October 2009

Post-Production workshop at BBC Bristol

On Wednesday 27th October we took a group of volunteers from UNITY and Awaz Utaoh to BBC Bristol on Whiteladies Road to continue post-production work on Bristol Asian Festival audio pieces.

Volunteers worked with BBC editor Jamie Talbutt and UNITY staff to create three pieces that celebrate the work of Awaz Utaoh. Awaz Utaoh is a small voluntary community organisation serving South Asian people in Bristol and the surrounding areas.

Young people also worked on pieces designed to give a flavour of the vibrant culture and artists that contributed to the Bristol Asian Festival (mela) organised by Awaz Utaoh back in September.

All the volunteers were excited to look round the BBC and work alongside media professionals. 'everyone who came along was brilliant; really keen, friendly and enthusiastic which made my job super easy!' Jamie Talbutt, BBC Bristol. 

You can listen to the audio pieces here and see photos from the day on our Flickr site here.

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Cookie Exchange

UNITY volunteers had great fun this week making biscuits and cakes for an inter-generational cookie exchange at Trinity Community Arts Centre, Lawrence Hill. The day was held as part of the Celebrating Age Festival 2009 with community events engaging older people right across the city from 28th September to 3rd of October.

The volunteers baked a huge amount of cookies using exciting ingredients such as chocolate chips, smarties and fudge. Young people met all the staff at Trinity and had fun swapping recipes and biscuits. The volunteers will be contributing their recipes and pictures of the day to a special book produced by Trinity.

You can check out all the photos from the day on our Flickr site.