Movie Hub trip to the Guildhall

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. 20150423_170749 20150423_171149 20150423_171418 20150423_171502 20150423_172013 20150423_172025 20150423_172122 20150423_172639 20150423_172711 20150423_173203 20150423_173250 20150423_174029 20150423_174534 20150423_175028 20150421_170512 20150421_170527 20150421_170849 20150421_171658 20150421_171813 20150421_172526 20150421_174324 20150421_174458 20150421_174546

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Week One in The Movie Hub at Weston Favell Shopping Centre

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!

Safeguarding training courtesy of NAYC
Safeguarding training courtesy of NAYC
Feature film Fortune Cookies script read through in The Movie Hub
Feature film Fortune Cookies script read through in The Movie Hub
The rules as devised by our group of students from Arbours and Lings Primary Schools and Northampton Academy
The rules as devised by our group of students from Arbours and Lings Primary Schools and Northampton Academy
Saturday morning group reading through Fortune Cookies and getting to know the characters
Saturday morning group reading through Fortune Cookies and getting to know the characters
Volunteer Georgie records one of our group's performances of Scene 5
Volunteer Georgie records one of our group’s performances of Scene 5
Students getting stuck into reading the Fortune Cookies script
Students getting stuck into reading the Fortune Cookies script
Glad people are taking advantage of Book Corner!
Glad people are taking advantage of Book Corner!
One of our youngest attendants to The Movie Hub did some Chinese writing
One of our youngest attendants to The Movie Hub did some Chinese writing