FAMALAM – Art for Social Good


One of our latest Open Access groups FAMALAM kicked off the new year with a brilliantly creative event for littles ones. Joining up with Flatpack: Assemble families were invited to join a DIY drive in cinema experience at Thimblemill Library on Sunday 15th January.

Building their own cars using scrap and craft from the Birmingham Scrapstore, and then settling in to watch an entertaining array of animations from Flatpack’s Colourbox Touring Shorts programme, the workshop and screening will support parents in setting up their own family DIY cinema events in libraries and community hubs where they live.

11 DIY Drive In Cinema at Thimblemill Library

“Really lovely to make drive-in cars with boxes! Really creative and a great addition to watching the films”

18 DIY Drive In Cinema at Thimblemill Library

With an award from Creative Black Country and in partnership with Impact Hub Birmingham, F A M A L A M is planning a series of alternative family events, workshops and mini projects that explore ART FOR SOCIAL GOOD with children and their adults in Bearwood and Smethwick through the Spring and Summer months of 2017.

F A M A L A M stages engaging events spanning art, creativity and social good for children and parents navigating parenting and play in the 21st century. F A M A L A M: ART FOR SOCIAL GOOD will explore the environment with EcoTots – growing veg with toddlers and the Northfield Eco Centre, strive to better understand empathy through writing letters to strangers with Jodi Ann Bickley and recycle our rubbish & scrap into a cool DIY Drive in Cinema with Flatpack Film Festival. Look out for the ‘Creative Tech for Good’ sessions in late Spring, where 7-11 year olds will get hands-on with creative technology to build, design and programme interventions for social good – How about a rubbish bin that tells jokes to you every time you deposit your rubbish?

To be kept up to date with workshop timings, dates and venues please join the mailing list here.


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