Category Archives: Blog

Signals Game Academy 2024

We are delighted to announce the return of the Signals Game Academy. The course begins on Monday 29th July 2024 and applications are open now. Signals Game Academy aims to help train and inspire the next generation of British game makers, supporting talented and committed young people aged 15 – 18, to develop the knowledge and skills to make a...

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Peoples of Essex newsletter: A celebration of migrant stories

The end of January and the start of February marks National Storytelling Week. The ‘Peoples of Essex’ project has revealed many interesting stories about the people who moved and lived in Colchester and Tendring in the past and present. This post will share some highlights of the fascinating tales we have heard and read. This project was made possible with...

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Signals Film School 2024

We are delighted to announce Signals Film School. The course begins on Monday the 8th of April and applications are open now. Signals Film School aims to support young people aged 15– 19 interested in film to develop the knowledge and skills to make a career in the film and creative digital industry a reality. Signals Film School is a...

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Peoples of Essex newsletter: December 2023

Did the Dutch Weavers even exist? Since our last newsletter we have reinvented our interpretation of the Dutch ‘Weavers’, now understanding that weaving was just one of the many roles they had, and that they are more accurately referred to as the ‘Flemish Bay makers’. This article discusses our recent findings and conclusions on the identity of the previously known...

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Digital Harwich

Signals are excited to announce Digital Harwich, a three year transformative initiative for children and young people, fostering creativity, boosting confidence, and building essential digital skills for the future. Signals is a dynamic creative arts organisation delivering high-quality, innovative and engaging participatory projects for communities. Digital Harwich embodies this mission by empowers individuals and communities through creative expression and digital...

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Peoples of Essex newsletter: Black History Month

‘Peoples of Essex’ is a three year project learning about the history of the people who settled in Essex and representing their stories through digital media. Migrants to Colchester have contributed to the history and heritage of Essex, developing the face of Colchester through its fame for textiles. Colchester became a creative hub for weaving and textile work due to...

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