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Reelscape is offering FREE workshops to young people 8-18yrs who are Northampton residents. They will work alongside film professionals to create a Film Location Database to market to the film industry to encourage more Film and TV productions to be made in the town. Here is an information letter and application form.

We have free local short film screenings Thursdays 20th and 27th August in our pop up cinema in The Movie Hub, opposite Nationwide on the Upper Mall, Weston Favell Shopping Centre, Northampton, NN3 8JZ. RSVP if you can or just turn up on the night - doors 7pm with the screening starting at 7.30pm. Feel free to bring friends and refreshments!

Keep up to date with news and pictures on our blog.

The 8 week Learning, Literacy & Livelihoods Community Hub has come to an end but the great news is that our Movie Hub is continuing due to the support of Weston Favell Shopping Centre. We've got some additional workshops in the coming weeks with visits to the Royal & Derngate theatres and to Northampton's Guildhall to see the Mayor, plus we have students signed up for work experience and some exciting news to come about the future of Reelscape Community.

You can now support Reelscape Community through our Localgiving.com page.

Weston Favell Shopping Centre has donated a retail unit to the Learning, Literacy & Livelihoods Community workshop - it's our Movie Hub! It's perfect that we are in a highly visible spot in the heart of the community we are serving.

We've been awarded a Tesco Community Award which will be presented by the Manager of the Weston Favell Shopping Centre Tesco store. We have also received grants from the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund, the Ernest Cook Trust and Big Local scheme Growing Together to support the Community Hub.

"The Reelscape Community programme of workshops is a fantastic opportunity.. ..An exciting and accessible chance to develop and gain literacy and numeracy skills, meet other people in their community, to help create a movie that can be nationally recognised and feel a great sense of pride and achievement.. ..With the added wow factor of helping be part of creating a real movie I believe there is such interest there to keep the attention and participation of the most disheartened person". The Mayday Trust

"[This project] is the kind of hands-on project which engages and motivates students, develops their ability to work collaboratively and provides a real purpose for enhancing literacy skills". David Reedy, President, UK Literacy Association

Chairperson Becky ran a trial of the workshops in 2013. "The programme introduced students to the key skills of self-motivation, independent working and team building, linked to creative literacy tasks made relevant by the real time [filming of the teaser] alongside the workshops.. ..The workshops attracted students who on occasions were difficult to engage in traditional classes. The value of this project for students has been twofold: that an understanding of Literacy is an integral part of many careers but in its practical application can be enjoyable and that working with people from all age groups can be beneficial and rewarding". Northampton Academy

Students said "There's some really nice people here and they helped me feel more confident"
What do you think about the fact a film for cinema is being made with your school and in Northants?
"It's very cool" "Proud and honoured" "Excited" "Amazing because I can help"
"It makes me feel proud that something good is coming out of Northampton" "Amazing - and I get to see behind the stage" "Very confident and proud"

2. Denford Ash Cottages, Denford, Northants, NN14 4EW
Chairperson Becky Adams 07930 646721