Resilience in Motion

In partnership with Grenfell Health and Wellbeing Service, ACAVA are delivering ‘Resilience in Motion’, a six-week stop motion animation project for families in North Kensington.

The programme aims to address, through storytelling, the difficulties but also the joy that families have been experiencing during the Covid-19 pandemic. Families in North Kensington will be developing a series of animated films in stop motion with their own stories, sharing ideas of what has helped them to keep going despite all the challenges.

Working alongside animator Sophie Burrows, families will learn the main elements of creating a short animated film: lip syncing (making your characters speak); model making; the basics of capturing frames; editing techniques; adding sound or foley to help bring their stories to life.

The group will be celebrating their completed films with a special screening at the end of the project. If it’s safe to do so, we hope to be able to hold a live screening event as well and include the wider community.

Even though ‘Resilience in Motion’ had originally been planned to exist as a face-to-face project, all partners worked swiftly to move the project online during lockdown three, and so all participating families will be able to participate from the safety of their own homes.

At the end of 2020 our programme team ran taster workshops for families to experiment with stop motion animation before enrolling in the course, you can see some of the outcome from these workshops on the ACAVA North Kensington Instagram account here.


‘Resilience in Motion’ has been supported by: