Innercity Films is a community organisation, working with Londoners since 2002. Using a wide range of audio-visual platforms, the organisation works with locals to produce multi-faceted projects across the city. Funded by a range of public bodies and trusts, including the Weavers’ Company, the projects engage residents while facilitating youth in digital media and visual arts. We run workshops in photography, moving image and online media with young people, inter-generational groups and those that are excluded through disadvantage. The projects focus on accessible skills, well-being and community cohesion and the work is exhibited in public spaces.
Future Hackney Gallery
The Weavers’ Company has supported Future Hackney since 2016, documenting social change in East London. The most prolific work of this initiative includes the documentary series of Ridley Road in Dalston, Black Lives Matter, and the workshops and exhibitions produced with young people across East London. Innercity Films uses a wide range of media including digital and film photography to help young people develop key skills, while creating a professional archive of a migrant community in the midst of corporate development. Alongside key technical skills, we guide young people in engagement with their own communities and writing for publication, as well as working with hard-to-reach youth who may need one-to-one support to gain confidence and find new paths.