When I Was Your Age…
WHEN I WAS YOUR AGE – FAMILY EVENT TO PRODUCE SHORT FILM ABOUT WORKING LIVES OF SOUTH MOLTON PEOPLE
South Molton residents will have a chance to share their stories of working life at a creative multi generational local history workshop on Saturday 20 September 2014.
The When I Was Your Age: South Molton event is a chance for local people of different generations to come together and share their memories and aspirations. Guided by community artist Jo Bushell, the group will be collaborating on a work of art using silhouette and shadow. The workshop is suitable for all ages from 7 up and no artistic experience or skills are necessary. Participants are welcome to bring along their photographs and artefacts to share with the group.
Amanda McCormack, Creative Director of NDMI, says “We recently ran a similar event in Braunton and it was a great success! It was wonderful to see the different generations interacting and learning from each other. Using the creative element of the workshop enables the participants to get to know each other in a relaxed setting and to work collaboratively on a piece of art.
We have chosen the topic of work for this event because the South Molton area has a strong rural identity and we are expecting to hear some interesting tales about the wool trade and farming and maybe some surprises too!
Involving the younger people is a fascinating way of capturing the differences between work and aspirations today and in the past and makes for a more unusual and entertaining oral history film.”
The workshop is free but places are strictly limited so booking is essential.
Contact Amanda McCormack at NDMI on 01271 860610 or email email@example.com to book places or to find out more.
The event takes place at The Amory Centre in South Molton from 10.30 am until 2.30 pm on Saturday 20th September 2014. There is no charge and a light lunch will be provided.
To see the short film of the Braunton project visit the NDMI website www.northdevonmovingimage.org.uk.