Hewin’ Goals Workshop and Performance

Hewin' GoalsJack Drum Arts are excited to host a creative workshop all about football on Saturday October 4th, 11am – 3pm, @ St. Cuthbert’s Centre, Crook.

Led by the amazing Backscratch Theatre and inspired by stories from the Northern League, participants will create their own football team. From logo, strip, and stadium design to imagining top goal scorers and high-flying managers, all of your ideas will be pulled together and turned into film, song, and artwork to be displayed that night at a local performance of Backscratch’s new show – ‘Hewin’ Goal’s.

The workshop is free to all Jackass and CREE members and £2 for all non-members. if you would like to take part please email laura@jackdrum.co.uk or call the Jack Drum office on 01388 765002.

The show will take place at 7pm at St. Cuthbert’s Centre. Participants receive half-price tickets. Friends and family can book tickets (£5 adult, £3 child, £15 family – 2 adults, 2 children) fromhttp://backscratchtheatre.wordpress.com/shows/hewin-goals/

Haway the lads and lasses!

Walking/Talking/Photography Exhibition

P1000760A local group of people celebrated their photographic achievements at the Chatterbox Cafe last friday. The course was led by local professional photographer – Louise Taylor, and was set up as a pilot with the aim of encouraging local people to get out and about with their cameras , to share tips, get a bit of exercise and enjoy the countryside around St. John’s Chapel in a friendly, supportive environment.  The course was funded by Durham County Public Health Department as part of the County wide Colour Your Life programme.  The idea behind this new course was to improve people’s mental health and emotional well-being using what is known as eco-therapy.  The pilot scheme was so successful another course will start on Friday October 10th at 10am til approx. 1pm and run right through until Christmas.  The meeting place for the group is Chatterbox Café in St. John’s Chapel. The people who attend all have mixed experience of photography from mobile camera phones all the way up to backpacks full of kit and tripods! The exhibition of people’s work is now adorning the walls of Chatterbox Café  where it can still be seen.   So,  if you want to join in with the next course why not get yourself along on a Friday to meet the group.

More information is available from either Stacey Taylor or Jane Crawford on colouryourlife@jackdrum.co.uk or call the office on 01388 765002

BBC Three Fresh

E846A46A-79F6-4872-B9D6-7A6C99819E0CAre you a documentary filmmaker? The BBC are now open for submissions to be considered for BBC Fresh Online – Fresh is the BBC’s online space for short documentary films that gives new and emerging documentary filmmakers an opportunity to have their work shown by the BBC.

Previous submissions to Fresh are currently being chosen for a 60min compilation programme that will be broadcast on BBC Three later this year. We very much hope to obtain a similar commission for a broadcast programme for films submitted between now and the closing date of 31.12.14.

Films should be 2-10mins in length, appeal to a BBC Three audience (ages 16-34), and reflect what it is like to be young in the UK today.  We want an insight into what’s really important to this audience in 2014.

Key life events work well; such as getting your first car, going to your first music festival, starting uni or a job, having a baby, or getting married. We are also interested in films about arts and music, sports, disability, family, migration and immigration, identity, sexuality, crime, mental health… Pretty much anything really! We are interested in what you are interested in. We want to hear your voices, find out about your lives and what you care about. So use this opportunity to express your opinions, tell your story and try out your filmmaking skills.

The full brief, and the terms and conditions, can be found on the website. Closing date for submissions is 31st December 2014. More information on the BBC Three audience can be found here.

The Fresh Online Team