This is the video that gave me the idea for the film festival of short, one minute videos. It’s called Girl in Limbo and I think it’s beautiful.
What I find especially captivating is that the voice over is in Japanese, the girl’s native language, with subtitles in English. We could adopt this approach for some of our learners for whom English isn’t their first language. It would be great to include short films in Urdu or Swahili or Polish.
Cornerhouse Art & Film Venue
At last I got to meet Pat Raikes from the Cornerhouse. We have spoken a few times on the phone and emailed each other, but had never met until this morning. She and I had a great chat about the film and educational possibilities at the Cornerhouse. I will hold the end of project Film Festival in cinema 2, which seats up to 158 people, along with the book launch in the education suite. Originally, I was thinking of hiring Cinema 3 which seats 56 people, however this wouldn’t be big enough as most Peripheral Vision participants will want to invite friends and family along (I hope). I will have to host the Peripheral Vision film festival after the Spanish Viva film festival which finishes on 18 March, which is perfect timing. I’m so pleased that Pat and I will be working together on this project. She’s lovely to chat to and sends such nice emails, and she seems terribly organised too.
Lunch at Cornerhouse
Mr W popped into the Cornerhouse to meet me for lunch. I had the delicious Moroccan Bean & Preserved Lemon Tagine which looked much nicer before I started eating it:
Peripheral Vision Meeting at WEA
This morning I had a meeting with Fiona and Mandy to discuss Peripheral Vision. We decided it would be a good idea to get the four main partners along with WEA Learning Managers, community partners, tutors and some learners and volunteers, to tell them about the project and to give the cultural venues a chance to showcase their workshops. I also need to do the following:
send out a PDF flyer to tutors (01/09/11) and community partners about PV (06/09/11)
- source suitable tutors for the courses
ask CK to deliver training on embedding Citizenship into classes (05/09/11)
find a good film-maker (19/08/11) plus Film Festival at Mad Lab (02/09/11)
contact possible new partners (06/09/11)
- book the cinema for the film festival in March
add questions to the NIACE online questionnaire I am designing, to capture soft outcomes (30/08/11)
People’s History Museum
I then had to dash off by taxi to the People’s History Museum (PHM) as I didn’t have time to walk (my preferred mode). Crikey, what a grumpy, old taxi driver. Absolutely no welcome, he just said “Huh waiting on the street,” because that’s what I’d said I’d do on the phone. Granted I did nip to the loo before heading down the stairs but I took no more than five minutes after putting the phone down.
Anyway, my meeting with Gurdeep at PHM was delightful. She and I chatted about educational things for almost two hours non-stop. She is full of ideas and likes to get out and about and meet people. I shall look forward to our working together on Peripheral Vision.
I had a walk around the museum just to refresh my memory of the exhibits etc. When I spotted the blown up pictures of the badges above, I made a mental note to include badge making on some of the courses. I’m sure the learners will come up with their own inspirational quotes such as the ones at PHM.
I met Mr W for lunch and we decided to go around the corner to Samsi. Good choice. Yummy food and we got chatting to the owner who’s a very interesting bloke. He’s now exporting Vimto to the Japanese! How enterprising.
Here’s a photo of the chef who also came over for a chat: