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A Dozen Summers

[:en]adozensummers-onesiesIt’s been a while since we’ve had a great coming-of-age movie. Between the innocence of Stand By Me and the nihilism of Breakfast Club, bildungsroman comedies in the late twentieth century made us feel connected, less isolated during our most awkward stages, cherishing our days of youth while bracing ourselves for an uncertain future. Yes, the new millennium is not short of tweenage adventures on silver screen, but there has to be a sweet spot between the apparent frivolousness of Mean Girls and the literal kick to the stomach of This is England. Something to soar our spirits as our wings start to melt due to emotional Global Warming. That’s where A Dozen Summers comes into play. [Click on title to read more…]

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Leicester Writes Festival

A brave little writing festival happened during the last weekend of June. It was brand new and modest, but full of illusions and aiming to fill in the gaps in our local and national literature scene. And it succeeded. Leicester Writes Festival was conceived by Farhana Shaikh from Dahlia Publishing as a way to showcase the […]

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Patty Cake, Patty Cake (Glastonbury Film Challenge)

Making films, although exciting and generally satisfying, is no walk in the park: it takes discipline, organisation, team work, and lashes and lashes of creativity. All of this, usually within a deadline. But what if that deadline is shorter than average? What if you have to write, arrange, produce and edit your film within five days, with no chance of preparing anything beforehand? That’s what some of us did for the Glastonbury Film Challenge.glastonburyfilmchallenge [Click on title to read more…]

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MLE: I Spy for Realzies

[:en]mylittleeye-posterSometimes, when a door closes shut, a window opens wide. But what if it’s a secret window into a world of lies, mystery, heartbreak… and puppets? That’s more or less the premise of MLE, a feature film written, directed and starred by Sarah Warren. Believe it or not, based on a true story. [Click on title to read more…]

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Geeks vs Hipsters – Creative Coffee and Open Coffee Christmas Party

Traducción próximamente.Before it gets too late, a quick chronicle of yet another networking party. I mean, freelancing is lonely, isn’t it? So it’s always wonderful to hang out with fellow sole traders (soul traders?) and Small and Medium Enterprises. We don’t want our Christmas Parties to be in the style of Simon Armitage all the time.logo [Click on title to read more…]

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Seed Creativity Mingle with the Media

Traducción próximamente.Friday was a busy day in terms of networking and seeing familiar faces in Leicester. While the morning and afternoon belonged to Friendly Friday, the early evening was all about Seed Creativity‘s Mingle with the Media.Dan Lamoon and Jon Prest have worked together as founders of Seed Creativity since 2008. As well as being a creative design agency, Seed offers training for younger people who are eager to enter the industry. They work closely with De Montfort University, and they facilitate a module for third-year students. As part of this module, Creative Media Entrepreneurship, Dan and Jon arranged an event at the mezzanine of the Curve theatre where undergraduates and graduates could meet influential groups and potential leads. [Click on title to read more…]