Year 7 creative photography project
English National Opera is inviting all Year 7s in your school to take part in a creative self-portrait photography project to fill the 1,600 empty seats of the London Coliseum.
This project is open to all class teachers – no experience in photography is required to lead this creative activity in the classroom. Please click on link to resource below for instructions on how to get involved:
The London Coliseum will re-open its doors to socially distanced audiences on 6 November. This means that some seats will have to remain ‘un-occupied’. But instead of leaving these seats completely empty, what if Year 7s filled these seats with images of fun, creative self-portraits?
The idea is simple:
- We send you an outline of the creative brief with specific guidelines about dimensions and resolution for each photograph, along with ideas & tips to create imaginative self-portraits.
- You organise your self-portrait session with your Year 7 classes and support the young people in taking each other’s self-portrait photograph. You then send us all the photographs electronically by a given date.
- We print each self-portrait, along with the name of the participating school, on quality seat covers for the 1,600 empty seats of the London Coliseum auditorium.
We will also be showcasing some of these photographs on our digital screens across the public spaces of the Coliseum.
Questions? Email the Baylis team: email@example.com