Luana's first particpatory in teaching filmmaking to pupils of Haverstock Elementary school in Camden Town where together they produced LOOKING FORWARD, LOOKING BACKWARD Part 1 and 2 (2010), a 20 min. ocumentary discussing the emotions and trepidation schoolchildren feel when transitioning from primary to secondary school. Filmed and edited by Luana Di Pasquale.

Rosetta Art brought 110 young people from Newham together with 10 real professional artists for a day of creative exploration and fun. And the results were amazing!Our Be Creative! event on 30 May 2019 saw 10-16 year olds from different parts of the borough choose sessions from a list of art, photography, film-making, music, design, dance and drama. See how the day went on social media with #BeCreativeNewham and check out the Facebook photo album.

Artists included Hannah Fox, Director of Projects and Programmes for Derby Museums; Tanya Vital, RADA trained British actress who appeared in Emmerdale as Adele Allfrey; Marie Williams, multi-disciplinary engineer and digital innovation specialist; Vicki Igbokwe, Creative Director and Choreographer of Uchenna Dance; Luana Di Pasquale, London-based artist/filmmaker; Tony Nwachukwu, a producer and Musical Director of Attica Blues and founder of CDR, which provides a platform for people to take the next step in their music careers; Aisha Nain, calligraphy and art specialist; and professional photographer Trisha McCauley.

Film credits: Directed/Edited by Luana Di Pasquale, Camera Operator Arianna Nacciand Sound Designing Matthas Kispert.

There's so much creativity among the young people of Newham and we're here to prove it. Our Be Creative! 2020 event saw 10-18 year olds explore art, photography, film-making, music, design, dance, creative careers and drama. Find out what happened at this day of fun and discovery!


Be Creative! 2020 was delivered in partnership with Newham Youth Empowerment with funding from HeadStart Newham through The National Lottery Community Fund, and with funding from the Mayor of London. Brought to you by Rosetta Arts


Film credits: Directed/Produced by Luana Di Pasquale, Camera operator Leon Millwood, Sound designer Matthias Kispert and Music by Makaih Beats.