JUNE 17 & 20

We will be recording voices of people attending the Monday jumble sale as well as the “Make and Take Toddlers group” on Thursday. Come along and speak to Grizelda and her team of volunteers, share your memories, reflections and hopes as a resident of Aylsham and its surrounding villages. These recordings will be made available to a graduate team at Norwich University of the Arts who will be creating a short animated film representing the town at our Gala Event in September.

Training has been provided by BBC Voices, based in the Forum, Norwich

We have raised funds to enable 3 graduates from NUA to work on a Film Commission. After an invitation was sent to graduates and a shortlist of candidates made, Finley Jeffrey-Green was chosen to lead a small team, including Amy Howard and Eleanor Linder to work on this project.

The film will be based on Aylsham as a place to live and work with Finley bringing his proven creative skills to  design and realise a documentary style animation with fantastic observation and drawing skills combined with a strong sense for storytelling.


NUA Graduate Valentina Huckova has been appointed at workshop leader, currently in her third year at Norwich University of the Arts. She is experienced in leading workshops and taster sessions for NUA in schools and colleges and has a strong interest in education. In addition to this Eszter Sando and Grace Maller will complete this amazing team of mentors who will be working with students during Activities week at Aylsham High School (July 15 to 19, 2019).

The students will work in small groups to:

The project will take you through important aspects of animation to learn about animation and the production process.

During the activities week you will learn to:

  • generate ideas and invent characters
  • create character design for animation
  • create a storyboard for animation
  • animate using stop motion
  • work together to make a short film

Students will also visit NUA prior to the Activities Week to meet the mentors and see the Degree Showreels of the Graduates from the NUA Animation course, 2019.

This will be an opportunity for students to discover the opportunities that exist for people choosing courses leading to well-paid and inspirational jobs in the creative industries and in particular, within animation and film making.