In 2006 YoHa along with Richard Wright raised funds to create the MediaShed. Along with local support we opened the first "free-media" space to open in the east of England.
Situated in the technical and artistic cultures of Southend-on-sea it was a place where people could hang out, learn, propose some training, create and propose new projects using free-media or show things they have made on one of our screening nights. The MediaShed was designed to be as open and accessible as possible, welcoming all.
Free-media is best thought of as a means of doing art, making things or just saying what you want for little or no financial cost by using the public domain and free software and recycled equipment. It is also about saying what you want "freely", using accessible media that can be taken apart and reused without unnecessary restrictions and controls - "free as in free speech".
Replacing money with imagination
Given time we will put some more highlights archive on this site