Thanks to your generous donations to our Wetlands crowdfunding campaign we have been able to give SIFA Fireside some much-needed items. Today we delivered sleeping bags, hats, socks and boxers, along with a bag full of food and groceries.
We are now well into the rehearsal of the Wetlands series and the reaction from the group has been overwhelming. Everyone is excited about the project and we are documenting our progress – so maybe we can give you all a peek behind the scenes soon.
In September we screened ‘Life and Love in 10 Songs’. The film was a huge success and we had lots of positive feedback not only from the participants who acted and helped us make the film but also from members of the general public. We are planning great things with the film and it will be shown nationally next year. For now though here is the trailer, enjoy.
In the last few weeks we have been out and about filming The Lost Village, the short film written and performed by the local residents of Lea Village. It’s been a great experience and we’ve captured some amazing footage. We’d like to thank all of our actors for doing such a fantastic job.
This short film was made during the ‘Re-Awakening Lea Village’ launch event held back in August. The film also features a brief interview with Guy Collier, lead researcher on the project and a brief look at the tour around Lea Village with local resident George Chiswell.
Keep checking back to see how the project is progressing and don’t forget to get in touch if you have any information, memories or stories you have about Lea Village.
We have set up a Tumblr page for the project where we will be posting photographs, comments and anything else we discover about Lea Village so come over and join the conversation there if you can – Re-Awakening Lea Village Tumblr.
Roots and Seeds is a project based around the shelter, refuge, fruit and shade that trees and forests can supply to people. The children made artwork based around this idea and covered concepts around nature and trees from roots to leaves. They developed some excellent stories for a performance and a film.
Working with Secret City Arts and children at Tame Valley primary school, exploring themes of uprooting and putting down roots. Using stories, mask, creative writing & theatre, inspired by traditional stories, collected memories and a field trip to the Lickey Hills and local urban green spaces.
RAFT (Reel Access Film Theatre) is well into its 4th year and continues to produce exciting and thought provoking pieces of film. Their recent First Light funded film ‘Problems’ received a nomination for a First Light Award and won Best Film by Young People at the Buxton Film Festival. Now meeting at mac, RAFT is always looking for new members to join. If you are aged between 13 and 19 and have an interest in drama and film come along to mac every Wednesday during term time. The sessions run from 6.30pm to 8.30pm and is £75 per term. for more information regarding RAFT contact George Fleming at : firstname.lastname@example.org or to book contact mac’s box office.