This June we begin our project working with Aylsham High School (AHS), Aylsham Parish Church, Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) and BBC Voices.
As a ‘not for profit’ organisation, Aylsham Picture House have regularly donated proceeds to local charities. These include: Dementia Care; Food Banks in Cromer; and a refugee charity in Norwich. Some of these same funds from ticket sales have also been put into a partnership to create an educational opportunity for young adults in 2019, with an ambition to extend activities into 2020 and 2021.
June 2019 will see a new activity begin with a Community Animation Film Project working in partnership with Aylsham High School (AHS), Aylsham Parish Church, Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) and BBC Voices (based in Norwich). This education project will bring members of the community together in a recording event at Aylsham Parish Church in June. These same recorded voices of local residents, both young and old, will be one of the components used in July by pupils at Aylsham High School, mentored by NUA students from the animation degree course. Participants will produce short animated films to reflect the character, hopes and ambitions of Aylsham residents revealed in these recorded voices. AHS students will work closely with NUA graduates during “Activities Week” with an opportunity to discover their options when choosing a career pathway within creative arts education. APH are looking for local donors to support an expanded programme of activities in 2020 and 2021.
All this activity will culminate in a Gala Evening at Aylsham Picture House in September 2019 that will include a prize giving – MINI OSCARS – as well as the screening of the short animated films created by those taking part in this project. BBC Voices, will also be broadcasting the best short films produced during 2019.