What I’m up to

Lichfield Festival roundup

A week after the film-making workshop at Lichfield Festival and I'm still smiling! Last Saturday saw me running around the Festival Market with a band of aspiring film-makers, grabbing interviews and bits of footage of some of the highlights of the Festival. With a carnival atmosphere, gorgeous sunshine ...

Lichfield Festival – Memory Box

Tonight is the second evening in a row where I’ve come home and flopped down in front of my computer – tired, but incredibly proud of my work and enthused by the young people and creative minds I’m so lucky to be able to work alongside.  As with my post ...

everybody

There's so much to be said about the wonderful Radiate training scheme that I (shockingly) last mentioned on here last November. I've just come back from the final exhibition and evaluation session and my head is buzzing with ideas! I've met so many inspiring creative minds and I ...

Yards Ahead

I’ve just dug around in my archives and found a copy of the ‘Yards Ahead’ film I produced for Yardley Libraries a few years back. I’ve put it up on the Yards Ahead page – take a look!

Birmingham’s Culture blogged

As I type the seconds are ticking down until midday on Saturday 24th April, the deadline for submitting your cultural shenanigans in Brum onto the Birmingham Big City Culture Blog. The blog is part of Birmingham’s bid to become the ‘City of Culture’ in 2013. It’s hoped that through allowing ...

Reel Health Stories

I’ve recently found out about a film competition taking place over the next couple of months which I have been asked to promote.  There are now huge amounts of festivals and competitions, locally, nationally, internationally, and often online.  What I think it particularly nice about this one is its focus ...

Playing with a Flip

Now, I’ve never claimed to be at the cutting edge of technology, and in fact it was quite a relief when recently chatting with local photographer and all round lovely lass Jane Baker (you may know her as Greensnapper, purveyor of fine photography for the Jubilee Debt Campaign, Friends of ...

Health Projects

The more observant amongst you may notice a few changes to my website.  More colour, more information, a couple more pages.  I’ve realised that whilst I’ve been tweeting away (@RachelGillies in case you were wondering) and blogging regularly on the Friends of Moseley Road Baths website, I have left my ...

Wildlife Diaries online

I'm chuffed to bits to be able to share the 'Green Rivers Wildlife Diaries' film with everyone. It was premiered at the end of 2009 to a lovely audience comprising friends and family of the group and local decision makers from around Walsall.… Continue reading →