'60 seconds in the life of...' COMPETITION based on 'An Inspector Calls'

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Do you work with young people aged 14-16 years who are living or studying in the Bradford District? Are they into the Arts or want to be?

Then creative educator Rachel Wood and author Irene Lofthouse, invite them to be part of a research project about the Arts scene in Bradford and to enter an exciting competition.

We want to know what young people think of Bradford and what's on offer to them.  We want to know what they do now to show their creativity and what kind of Arts they'd like to have a chance to try.  To help us find out, we've created the '60 seconds in the life of...' competition, which takes inspiration from JB Priestley's play 'An Inspector Calls'.

As 'An Inspector Calls' is coming to Bradford, at the end of this month, we thought it would be a great time to showcase how creative our young people are, in Bradford.  So, using the play, we want young people aged 14-16 years, to create an exciting 60-second film about what it's like to live in Bradford today - and they could win a chance for their film to be shown on the Big Screen in Bradford's City Park.

To enter, young people will need to have some knowledge of the play, maybe from school (it could be done as a lesson!) having seen it on stage, being part of a cast.  If not, young people will need to look it up to see what it makes them think of!

The play is set in 1912 but we want young people to think about the characters of Eric and Sheila from the play and imagine that they are living in Bradford today.  What would their lives be like now? How would it be different? What would they want to say?  These types of questions help to re-imagine the past in the present.  

We want young people to take any creative approach they wish to produce a '60 seconds in the life of...' film.  They could used storyboards, photographs, graffiti, music, scripts, rap, dance.  The most exciting part of this project will be the brilliant creative ideas students come up with - and that's what we we're interested in. We want them to be creative!

The re-creation must be more than 60 seconds long and MUST be submitted as a video - but that doesn't mean it needs to be slickly edited or professionally made.  We've produced an example (visit the youtube link below), which certainly isn't!

The '60 seconds in the life of...' competition

But we know that amazing things can be done with smartphones and free film editing apps and we want young people to surprise us!  They can enter as an individual or in a group, but they can only submit one entry.

Rachel and Irene are working alongside Bradford Producing Hub, through which this exciting opportunity is being offered.

Entries for '60 seconds in the life of...' must be sent by email no later than 5pm on Friday 17th January 2020.

Full details from sixtysecondsinthelifeof@outlook.com 

Poster, Terms & Conditions and Entry Form are attached.





Published: 08/01/2020
Audience: Teachers, youth workers ... anyone working with young people aged 14-16 years.
Contact: Rachel Wood

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