Aunty Social is seeking staff to support their upcoming BFI-supported Young Filmmakers Club.
This spring, we’re launching a new club that will support 15 budding filmmakers aged 12-15 yrs. They’ll learn how films are made and try out lots of different skills including scriptwriting, model-making, filming on location, cinematography and video editing. Their final film will be shown at a big showcase event for friends and family.
We’re recruiting the following roles:
Film Club Assistant
Expected time commitment: 10 half day (5 hour) sessions and a showcase event between 30 March 2021 and 19 June 2021.
Pay £9.50 per hour Total 50 hours PAYE
Location The Old Electric, Springfield Road, Blackpool The Magic Club If coronavirus restrictions do not allow physical sessions, we will host the sessions online (via Zoom)
The roles are to start week commencing 22 March 2021, please note that the start/end dates may alter slightly depending on Coronavirus safety restrictions. Please see the Role Descriptions for detailed information.
If you are interested, please submit a CV and either:
a short covering letter explaining why you would like the role and why how you meet the requirements; OR
A link to a short video explaining why you would like the role and why how you meet the requirements
Join an expert model maker from Aardman Animations for a fun, hands-on clay modelling workshop.
About this Event
At this online session, you’ll discover how to make your very own model of Shaun the Sheep – The unusually bright and clever sheep who lives at Mossy Bottom farm.
Budding animators will also get a rare chance to ask questions about the tricks of the trade straight from the Aardman studio and learn about the animation process involved in the making of their award winning films.
This online model making workshop will take place on Zoom. One of Aardman’s expert model makers will guide you through the workshop as you create your very own Shaun the Sheep character out of modelling clay.
Types of ticket
You can choose from the following:
Workshop (stream) only: You only need 1 of these per household/screen – £10
If you live in a FY postcode area, you can orderclay kits that contain everything you need for the workshop. These will be hand delivered (contactless) and are only available to households in FY postcode areas:
Online Workshop with clay kit for 1 person – £12.50
Online Workshop with clay kit for 2 people – £15
Online Workshop with clay kit for 3 people – £17.50
Online Workshop with clay kit for 4 people – £20
If you are ordering a kit, you will need to place your order by Friday 12 February so that we can prepare and deliver your kit in time for the workshop. You can book the workshop only ticket up until 1 hour before the event.
We have a limited number of free spaces for those with low incomes. For more information on these, please see the FAQ section below.
Q: Is there an age restriction for this activity?
A: This event is most suitable for ages 7 years+.
Q: Can anyone order a kit?
A: The clay kits are only available to households in FY postcode areas. We’re Blackpool based and our volunteer delivery drivers will not be able to deliver further afield.
Q: I don’t live in an FY postcode, where can I order the materials?
A: You will need to purchase materials for your household in advance of the workshop. Please buy these as soon as possible, bearing in mind delivery times for online orders. The materials you will need per person are:
White clay: 130g
Black clay: 70g
Toothpicks x 5
Worksheet (we will send this to you upon registration)
Baby wipes or a flannel / towel (to clean hands with when switching from black to white clay)
There are also recipes online where you can make your own clay out of household ingredients, if you are feeling particularly creative!
Q: What do I get in the kit?
A: You will receive everything that you need to take part in the workshop, this includes specialist modelling clay.
About the online workshop
Q: Will anyone be able to see me during the workshop?
A: No, we will run the workshop using the Zoom webinar format. This will automatically switch off your camera and microphone. While you will be able to see the model maker giving the demonstration, the model maker won’t be able to see you. You also won’t be able to see any of the other participants.
Q: Can I Ask Questions?
A: You will be able to ask questions via the Chat tool. Please feel free to ask questions / make comments throughout the workshop. Likewise, if you need anything to be repeated please do let us know!
Model Making Workshop with Aardman Animations: Shaun the SheepWe have a limited number of free places available for people on low incomes living in FY postcode areas. If you would like to request one of these ticket, please complete this short form. You will be asked to upload a photo/scan of evidence of your low income such as mean-tested benefit or free school meals.
Check out our new project with Mint & Mamma and Betterstart Blackpool for children aged 0-4 years.We’re delivering art and craft packs to your doorstep alongside online tutorials:
We’ve created a series of craft kits to deliver to families, so that they can have their own art sessions in the comfort and safety of their own homes.
Each kit will contain:
All the materials needed to carry out the activity
Step by step instructions
A link to online video tutorials for those with a more visual learning style or those who may struggle with literacy.
We’re looking for 25 children to receive 1 pack a week over a 4 week period. There will be a mix of crafty activities, all of which are suitable for very young children. You’ll be invited to join a Facebook group so that you can chat to other parents, share your tiny person’s artwork and give us some feedback on the activities.
The packs (and delivery) are free, but places are limited so make sure that you sign up.
The Blackpool Heritage Action Zone (HAZ) is a £1m project funded jointly by Blackpool Council, Historic England and the Department of Culture Media and Sport focused specifically on using built and cultural heritage to revitalise the high street.
The first strand of the project is all about improving streetscapes through improving the condition of historic buildings. This part of the HAZ builds on the success of the ongoing Quality Corridors project, which has focused on new pavements and road surfaces as well as a £1.5m shopfront replacement scheme on Deansgate, Topping Street and Edward Street. As part of this we’ll be restoring some if the Victorian shopfronts to the church street elevation of the Winter Gardens, putting back the Art Deco frontage of 28 Topping Street and restoring part of the Former Black’s building on Edward Street. In partnership with the Quality Corridors project, we’ll also be creating a creative cooperative hub at No. 28 Topping Street to provide local artists and creatives with a place to sell their work and run workshops and events. The work at the former Blacks building on Edward Street will also form the first phase of creating live/work units for creatives.
The second strand of the project is a bid for £120k to create a programme of cultural events to bring new offers to the high street and new reasons to visit it. Blackpool’s bid contains proposals for street markets (crafts/farmers/flea/specialist) using empty shops for film screening and performances well as heritage events and walks.
Attention #KnittazWithAttitude! We need you to help us with som lockdown knitting and crocheting. We’re after squares and strips for a wonderfully weird and woolly project that we’ve got on the go with Blackpool Food Bank.
It’s all a bit ‘secret treehouse’ at the moment so we can’t tell you too many details here, but if you fancy helping, drop us a message either by email or via Facebook message.
As you might already know, we hosted a live-streamed life drawing session for The Big Draw with performance artist Harry Clayton-Wright. On the night, we welcomed 20 artists to the session and to cut a long story story short, we had an absolute blast! It was funny, camp, laid-back… Just a lovely experience.
We hope to put on more sessions and are just getting our heads around the logistics of hosting this regularly. We believe in paying artists fairly for their work, so we need to do some sums to make sure that we can continue to do this.
Get settled in for an evening of life drawing with performance artist Harry Clayton-Wright.
What to expect
Join us for a life drawing featuring a variety of poses from Blackpool-based performanced artist Harry Clayton-Wright live streamed from Bootleg Social in Blackpool. We’ll start the session with some quick ‘warm-up’ poses, then try some longer poses where you can really get stuck in.
Expect to see improvised props and costume accessories that highlight this year’s festival theme #ClimateOfChange. There will be a playlist of songs to accompany the drawing session as well as some commentary from the artist.
This is an untutored session, so you’ll be left to get on with your drawing although advice will be available through the Zoom chat function.
This event is for anyone who loves to draw, as well as those who think they can’t! Please note that this session does not feature full nudity.
What do I need?
Some paper and a pen or pencil is all you really need to take part. You can also work with pastels, charcoal or any other materials you want to try. We recommend you watch on a desktop and go full-screen if you can, to get the best possible view of the model.
Access to live stream: £3
Access to live stream + drawing kit: %5
Must be booked before Thurday 22 October to allow time for postage.
Pack includes a free sketchbook, pencil, eraser, pencil sharpener, Big Draw Stickers and a Big Draw artist certificate.
Poses: Harry will make small movements to speak to you and to maintain circulation.
The organiser will also ask you if they you are happy with the pose and that is the time to make observations.
If you would like to speak to the model, please go through the organiser, using the chat function.
There will be some short breaks for the model and a 10 minute comfort break for everyone at 8pm.
Share your work
We would love, love, love to see your work so please share it on social media using the hashtag #BigGreenDrawBPL and tagging @_AuntySocial_
This week we will be ⭐️printing on fabric using rollers and sponge dabbers⭐️. You’ll get a nice big canvas tote bag and a pencil case in your pack, so your tiny folk can keep all of their art kit nice and tidy.
If you do get paint on clothes or furnishings use soapy water to remove as soon as you can.
Fabric paint can take a while to dry. Once it’s touch dry (in about an hour) you’ll need to iron on the reverse of the fabric to fix it. If you don’t want to iron it, you just need to leave it to fix for 2 to 3 days.