It was a chilly but bright morning when The Tea Team met at the clock in Urmston on Saturday 30th November. The plan for the day was to find out about A Day In The Life of Urmston. The team split into two, with Abigail and Grace going with group leader Jo and cameraman Phil to interview shop keepers, while Alfie, Alice and Cameron came with me and...

With filming starting to happen it was time for all the groups to finalise their questions for their contributors. To help them to practice interviewing people the adult volunteers swapped groups for the night so that members could test their questions on people who they didn’t know. The aim was to write relevant and interesting questions and...

Ursa Produtions, Hannah, Josh and Denis were the first group to shoot their film when on Sunday 24th November they paid a visit to the Urmston & District Model Engineering Society who run the fantastic miniature railway in Abbotsfield Park. The members of the club were very welcoming and the team had a great time filming the trains at work,...

So the Oreo’s were popular this week, with some very imaginative ways of eating them going on as groups worked on their film ideas and started to think about possible filming days. This week groups were set a storytelling challenge, I had a large bag full of random objects and boy were they random; a llama, a giant hand, a tin of soup, a comb...

On Friday 15th November three of our Film Makers Club members, Ellie, Hannah and Shaun filmed at a Forever Manchester evening called the Lostock Neighbourhood Works Celebration Event at All Saints Church. Forever Manchester is the charity which gave a community grant to us to enable this pilot run of the Film Makers Club to take place. This event...

This week was all about story telling so we started with an exercise called Fortunately/Unfortunately. Someone starts the story and it moves round the group with everyone taking a line each alternating between fortunate and unfortunate occurrences. The story started with “This morning I went to eat my breakfast but unfortunately I found out I...

We tried out a new game called fruit salad to get everyone warmed up. It’s a game similar to musical chairs where everyone is either an apple, orange or a banana. Everyone sits in a circle on a chair, when your fruit is called you must swap chairs with someone of the same fruit. If fruit salad is called everyone must change chair. Gradually...