The Camden Calendar 2015 is the result of a whole school project exploring identity and the local area, supported by Shape's Inspiring Futures programme.


Front cover of the Camden calendar 2015

If you've passed by Chalk Farm Station in North London recently, you've probably noticed a huge banner featuring the photo on the left. This fantastic image is one of 12 photos of Camden to feature in a calendar, on sale now, that is the result of a Shape Inspiring Futures project. 

Run by Camden Centre for Learning, supported by Shape and artist Robert Goldstein, the project was contributed to by the whole school, and ran for a full year. Students were taught new photography skills by Robert, looking at their relationship with their local borough of Camden. They took part in 20 practical photography sessions over a 10 week period, followed by four weeks of production time for cross circular activities through Art, ICT, English and Business. 
The resulting calendar was created from the final images, creating a collaborative piece contributed to by all the students. 

The project was devised to encourage the participants to think about identity, ownership and building confidence in producing a piece of artwork that relates to them as individuals but also as a group from Camden. 

The Camden Centre for Learning (CCfL) is Camden’s educational provision for secondary aged students whose primary need is their social, emotional or behavioural development. They aim to provide personalised learning opportunities and a broader more flexible range of curriculum pathways to ensure all students can achieve.

Find out more about Shape's Inspiring Futures workshops here.

Could you inspire young people to get creative? Shape is looking for artist facilitators - find out more here.

We would like to say a huge thank you to Bay Media for these fantastic banners.                                                        camden calendar banner             

This project generously funded by Big Lottery Fund.

Big Lottery Fund

Images: Photos from the Camden calendar 2015, taken by the students.