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Lights, Camera, VCS Action…

VODA is planning to develop a short film showcasing the breadth and variety of important work delivered by the Voluntary and Community Sector in North Tyneside.

The film will be aimed at health professionals and will highlight how VCS organisations in North Tyneside actively contribute to and support the local health agenda.

We are looking for expressions of interest from a variety of VCS organisations, from small volunteer led projects to larger charities delivering in the borough.

We are interested in speaking to organisations that can show how they support people to:

  • Improve their mental health and wellbeing
  • Improve their physical health
  • Decrease social isolation
  • Gain new skills & confidence

We would also like to hear from organisations who work:

  • Collaboratively with other organisations
  • Who have identified gaps in health provision and have then created projects to meet need
  • Who currently work in partnership with health

If you feel that your project or organisation fits the bill and would like express an interest in being part of the film, then please get in touch with Claire Howard by Friday 31 January claire.howard@voda.org.uk or call 0191 643 2625.

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Beacon Films Premiere 2018: 19 November

  • Monday 19 November 2018
  • At Playhouse Whitley Bay, Marine Avenue, Whitley Bay, NE26 1LZ
  • Between 7.30pm to 9pm (doors open at 7pm)
  • Tickets start at £4
Get your tickets at www.beaconfilms.org.uk/premiere

Beacon Films is a team of filmmakers and musicians with learning disabilities, autism and additional needs, and one of the official BFI Film Academy partners. Its work has received over 100 international festival screenings around the world and has been described as “very funny” by Mark Kermode, “unique” by Lauren Laverne and “imaginative and beautiful” by Mark Ratcliffe of BBC Radio 6 Music.

The team at Beacon Films are inviting people to their annual celebration of outstanding films and performances.

This year, they will be presenting their very first ever musical, “Car-e-Oke” about a garage mechanic’s seemingly hopeless pipedream to become a famous singer. In addition to some examples of commissioned work, Beacon Films will also be premiering three films made through a mixture of animation and live action that tell the true story of Grace Darling: the young woman who braved a storm to rescue passengers from a stricken ship. This will include – of course – a live performance of the films’ score!

The premiere is also the chance to find out about the new services offered by Beacon Film’s talented filmmaking team including:

  • Workshops in how to make films using smartphones and tablets
  • Filmmaking: from 60 second stings promoting what you do, to more in-depth productions for a range of purposes and audiences.
  • You can find out more about these services at www.beaconfilms.org.uk/hireus
For more information and to reserve your ticketvisit www.beaconfilms.org.uk/premiere
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