Art In Action TV

  1. This film is about UK citizens affected by government reform of the 'universal benefits system.' It focuses on local communities in North Liverpool organising against the 'bedroom tax.' A tax which affects over half a million vulnerable people the length and breadth of Britain from Glasgow to Essex, and in Bootle - where activist group 'Stand Up In Bootle,' trade unionists and ordinary members of the community, started to march and campaign to raise awareness - allied to an 'appeals process' designed to impede Sefton Council's administration of the tax.

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  2. Mummy Cat.

    Bill Dolce, an Art In Action photographer, talks about his mummified cat photograph taken 31 years earlier - What his thoughts were back in 1980 when he took the picture and his reflections on all those aspects encapsulated within the image - Analysing our relationship with aspects of death, art and the urban industrialisation that so starkly contributed to his picture.

    To see this video in it's intended context please visit:
    artinactionbootle.co.uk

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    When New Labour were elected to a 'decade of power' under Tony Blair in 1997. A scheme to regenerate neglected urban land in inner city areas was hatched – Known as the ‘HOUSING MARKET RENEWAL INITIATIVE’, (HMRI) Millions of pounds of European money was made available to local authorities and private sector building contractors to deliver the 'New Heartland’s' Project.

    With more funding on offer for a ‘clear-all’ policy, many properties in perfectly good condition were compulsory purchased and demolished. The authorities ignoring the ‘patch and mend’ philosophy, recommended by those homeowners who didn’t want to sell or move from houses they were born in.

    SAVE OUR STREETS tells the story of Hermitage Grove – An oasis in the middle of the old ‘Bootle Klondyke’ area of North Liverpool, and the residents fight to save their houses from local authority bulldozers. Hermitage Grove, a proud street where neighbours take pride in their homes and foster a community spirit. A cul-de sac of terraced cottages, which if they were situated in a pretty costal fishing village in Cornwall would cost a million pounds.

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    artinactionbootle.co.uk

    In 2005, the Sefton Youth Inclusion Project identified young people from the North Liverpool area, who were at risk of offending and falling further into a life of anti-social behaviour and petty crime. As a way of changing repeat patterns of offending, a visual arts project was proposed for those selected young people to participate in - firstly to enable them to make a ‘self-made’ film project in a creative environment. Opportunities denied to them previously.

    Secondly to garner a sense of esteem and achievement among the participants and finally to produce a creative piece of film which documented the work of the Youth Inclusion Project in Sefton and North Liverpool and the young people’s relationship with it and the local community.

    This film follows a group of young people as they go about their activities and community projects organized for them by the YIP staff based on the Croft Estate in Netherton – Liverpool.

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Art In Action TV

Eddie Singleton. Azzurri Films Plus

Art In Action is a community arts project in Bootle - Liverpool. England. We exist to encourage and facilitate public discussion through the contribution and dissemination of information – Offering local people the platform of a ‘community voice' and…


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Art In Action is a community arts project in Bootle - Liverpool. England. We exist to encourage and facilitate public discussion through the contribution and dissemination of information – Offering local people the platform of a ‘community voice' and encouraging this ethos through new media, community events and digital ‘arts-based’ training.

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