Experimental 16mm film workshop with found footage, foliage, and flowers with Julia Parks and Jameela Khan. 13th November 2021

As part of Seaweed Stories, we are running an in-person filmmaking workshops in collaboration with Florence Arts Centre in Egremont.

During the workshop you will learn how to re-work 16mm found footage using hands-on techniques such as re-editing to drawing and painting directly onto the film strip. We will also explore ways we can use locally collected plants, flowers, and seaweed to create direct prints on the surface of the film.

The workshop is open to all levels of experience-you do not have to have a background in film or photography to attend this workshop.

Seaweed Snacks and refreshments will be provided but we recommend you bring your own lunch.

Florence Arts Centre – 13th November 2021, 12 noon – 3.30pm


Florence Arts Centre is a creative and performance space based on the site of the last working Iron Ore Mine in Europe, Florence Mine. Florence’s ethos is focused on caring for the environment, using sustainable means to practice creativity, and to promoting local artists.

Julia Parks uses film, animation, and photography to explore the different relationships between landscape, place and people, often focusing on the west-coast of Cumbria. In April 2018 she was featured on BBC Countryfile where she demonstrated how to develop 16mm film using seaweed. Julia is based in west Cumbria, UK.

Jameela Khan works as a director (theatre for young audiences, new writing & devised works) and a creative producer (experimental short films with Julia Parks). Jameela is based in North Yorkshire, UK.