We’ve taken lots of the Movie Hub kids to the Northampton Guildhall this week to meet the Deputy Mayor and tour the historic (but still very much in use) building. We’ve talked about its past uses, the fact that an election is currently happening and what that means for Northampton, and its potential use as a film location. It’s great that we can expand the Hub to put the skills they’ve developed in Weston Favell Shopping Centre into practice – using their confidence and communication skills to talk to new people, using what they know about film to look at the practicalities of the building and realise that lots of things go on behind the scenes in all industries. Looking forward to the tours of the Royal & Derngate next week.
So Week One of The Movie Hub was pretty epic. We had our Open Day and gave out lots of application forms, then Safeguarding training where all our new volunteers got to meet each other for the first time. The first workshops took place: Lings, Arbours and Northampton Academy drew up a pretty wonderful ’employment contract’ for us all to work by and rehearsed some key scenes from feature film ‘Fortune Cookies’. We had a read through of Cookies by local professional actors in the Hub earlier this week and the kids’ held up pretty well!