The Kettlegun Collective was born 15 years ago in a forest, where the smell of loamy soil nourished the nostrils, and a summer of creativity and cycling fuelled the ambitions. Fifteen years later the collective remains small, but with a focus on capturing moments, exploring communication and inspiring people through video.

The focus for the coming year will be on three very different projects.

The first ever Rock n Roll Recipe video was shot on the night of New Years Eve as 2012 turned into 2013. The concept in that simple bread recipe for a short, entertaining instructional recipe video set to music has only got more playful as the idea has developed over the last two years. Now hosted on Instructables, where in the first week Rock n Roll Recipes received over 5000 views, over 100 likes and was awarded two featured videos, these recipes also come with detailed step-by-step instructions with screen shots of the key moments.

The Community Manifesto is a piece of work which Dan has been building for over 15 years and is now close to being shared. The philosophy behind this piece of work is that if you want to change the world you need to think big enough but also be sure you start small enough. The world is made up of billions of daily interactions between people. These interactions are influenced by our feelings and our unmet needs. Drawing on the work of Abraham Maslow, Marshall Rosenberg and the co-operative movement, this piece of writing will seek to highlight and explore something overlooked in what influences the success of communities. Expect further news towards the end of 2015.

Set up at the start of 2015, Populate Co-operative is a community owned organisation passionate about the role that the arts can play in tackling health and social issues. Build on 15 years of experience of delivering innovative events and projects to engage diverse communities, this new co-op will start delivering work in Norwich, Oxford and London. Working with emerging and established artists and seeking funding from sources not traditionally associated with arts organisations, 2015 will be a year of slowly putting down the roots to build a sustainable foundation for growth.

We’re always busy, but we always love hearing ideas so do contact us…

Contact: dan (at) kettlegun.co.uk

2 thoughts on “About

  1. Dan

    Love the videos. Are you the man behind the production of these? I am keen to shoot a brief documentary about cycling in England following the results of the study I was involved in titled Understanding Walking and Cycling. Link here if you haven’t already read it – http://www.lec.lancs.ac.uk/research/society_and_environment/walking_and_cycling.php

    Currently undertaking shooting documentary course at OVFM and hatching ideas. Let me know if you are interested in hooking up and discussing possibilities.

    Keep up the good work!

    All the best

    Tim Jones

    1. Tim,

      Thank you for your message.
      Only just found it the message now after a pretty full on 6 months.

      How has the project you spoke of gone?
      Have you started work on it?

      Always curious to hear about projects around Cycling and Walking.

      Best wishes


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