* All film and photography produced by: Dr Claire MacNeill

 Claire's intelligence shone through her work. She developed innovative ways of involving even the most hard to reach groups. 

Her projects were exciting, inspiring, original and insightful.

I would highly recommend every aspect of her work. She brings skill, originality and value for money to everything she is involved with.

[Fycsene Shields,Manager at Catalyst Housing Ltd]

Estate based Projects 



South West (2008 - 2011)


Slade Valley Open Day 

Forches has got Talent


London (2005-2008)

Stars in Our Yard

Summer In Da City

Friary Park Estate Open Day

Haymill Easter Scheme 

Westcott Park Football Tournament 

Driving Forward Consultation Project



  • ‘Lighting Up the Museum’ at The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon; Outdoor film projections on the building & indoor interactive installations. Public event. 2011

  • ‘Visions and Voices’ at The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon; Exhibitions of sets & screenings of animations. Intergenerational project between older and younger community members. 2010

  • ‘The Gold Coast Festival’, Croyde, North Devon; Multi-media workshops about ‘dreams and ambitions’. Festival. 2009 and 2010

  • ‘North Devon Games to Inspire’, Barnstaple, Devon; Multi-media workshops about ‘dreams and ambitions’. Festival. 2009

  • ‘Stars in Our Yard’ at Trail Finders, Ealing; Dance, film & photography. Celebrating the talents of young people across 11 inner-city estates. 2008

  • ‘Haymill Show-back Event’ at Haymill Community Centre, Brentford; Graffiti garden exhibition & film screenings. Showcasing the benefits of creative interventions to housing association management teams. 2005

  • ‘Friary Park Estate Open Day’ at Friary Park Community Centre, Acton; Installations and live-performance. Enhancing community relationships. 2005


Resources (Films & Booklets) 

  • ‘Voices, A Report on Young People’s Views’. A2 Dominion Group. 2008

  • Faces of the Future, Outreach Programme for Young People’. Catalyst Communities. 2007

  • Summer In The City and Where We Live, A Compilation ofYoung People’s Stories and Views’. (2004), Catalyst Communities. 2004

  • A Year in the Life of the Community Development Team. Catalyst Communities. 2004


Workshops with Professionals 

Big People's workshop, Aimhigher, North Devon, June 2010



"The young people I work with are from a deprived community and find it difficult to trust outsiders yet they now have a wonderful rapport with Claire...there are few people that could build this sort of relationship." 


Andie Scilly, Lead Youth Worker,

Forches Community Association

"You have changed the face of community development within our team and this will surely ripple out onto the estates."


Les Warren, Community Development Officer,

Catalyst Housing

"Brilliant day! I've lived here all my life and it's good to see everyone pulling together."


Community member, Friary Park 

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