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Film Screening | Silent Ones


Thursday, Nov 26, 2015 - Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
A girl wakes up after a car crash. Her younger brother has disappeared. As she promised him, she boards a cargo ship to find a new life. Then the shady Gábor crosses her path. A surreal trip on the fragile edge of life and death. “Powerful debut” International Cinephile Society **** Cinemagazine Winner Berlin Independent Film Festival   Drama : Part of the Eye to Eye Film Season Eye to Eye_Logo BLACK  transparent background
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The Engine Room
52, High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

Ticket £ 5.00
Concessionary Ticket £ 3.00

Family Connections - Light Painting with cameras


Thursday, Jul 28, 2016 - Time: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Discover what your digital camera can do (if you don’t have one, borrow ours!). Our Award-Winning family learning activity - to participate a child must be accompanied by a parent/carer and vice versa.
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The Engine Room - Studio 1
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

£ 0.00

Course | Introduction to Wordpress


Friday, Sep 18, 2015 - Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Create an online presence in less than an hour! If you're looking to build a website for your business, hobby or organisation then look no further than this simple to use and free blogging tool.
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

Course Fee £ 35.00
Concessionary Fee £ 20.00

Course | Making Content for Youtube


Tuesday, Jun 28, 2016 - Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
If you’re thinking of using Youtube to vlog, make presentations, give advice etc then this is for you. We’ll be demonstrating some cheap ways to get started using mobile phones and moving on to using DSLR’s remotely. Plus we’ll be joined by Amy of Amys Make Up Box who currently has 150k (and growing) subscribers on Youtube, 300k followers on Instagram and is now being paid for the content she creates. We know you might not want to do make up but Amy has lots of tips for growing your audience and making films all by yourself.
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Location

The Engine Room
52, High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

Course Fee £ 40.00
Concessionary Fee £ 25.00

Family Connections - Animation


Thursday, Jun 2, 2016 - Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Learn about stop-frame animation using 2D paper cut-outs, 3d objects such as lego and, of course, plasticine. Our Award-Winning family learning activity - To participate a child must be accompanied by a parent/carer and vice versa.
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The Engine Room - Studio 1
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

FREE £ 0.00

Course | Making Films for Youtube


Tuesday, Mar 22, 2016 - Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
If you’re thinking of using Youtube to vlog, make presentations, give advice etc then this is for you. We’ll be demonstrating some cheap ways to get started using mobile phones and moving on to using DSLR’s remotely. Plus we’ll be joined by Amy of Amys Make Up Box who currently has 95k (and growing) subscribers on Youtube, 276k followers on Instagram and is now being paid for the content she creates. We know you might not want to do make up but Amy has lots of tips for growing your audience and making films all by yourself.
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Location

The Engine Room
52, High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

Course Fee £ 35.00
Concessionary Fee £ 20.00

Course | Making Films for Youtube


Friday, Oct 2, 2015 - Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
If you’re thinking of using Youtube to vlog, make presentations, give advice etc then this is for you. We’ll be demonstrating some cheap ways to get started using mobile phones and moving on to using DSLR’s remotely. Plus we’ll be joined by Amy of Amys Make Up Box who currently has 56k (and growing) subscribers on Youtube, 156k followers on Instagram and is now being paid for the content she creates. We know you might not want to do make up but Amy has lots of tips for growing your audience and making films all by yourself.
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Location

The Engine Room
52, High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

Course Fee £ 35.00
Concessionary Fee £ 20.00

Course | Make a Platform Game


Friday, Oct 30, 2015 - Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
A beginners guide to producing a classic platform game using ‘Construct 2’ software. We’ll work together to: develop the game concept, design ‘goodies’ and ‘baddies’, create a multilayered background, add music and sound effects and add the code to make an addictive platformer. Please note this course is incorrectly listed in our brochure - this is a one-day course. Apologies for any disappointment or inconvenience.
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Location

The Engine Room
52, High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

Course Fee £ 60.00
Concessionary Fee £ 40.00

Benefit Screening | The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson with director Julien Temple


Friday, Sep 25, 2015 - Time: 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Somerset Film and the McMillan Theatre presents

'The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson' Cert 15.

a special benefit screening of this new film introduced by the director Julien Temple (Q&A to follow)

'Larger than life, stranger than fiction' a film with 'an irrepressibly punky joie de vivre' (Guardian July 15)

A benefit in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust and the Engine Room.

PLEASE NOTE WE ARE NO LONGER TAKING BOOKINGS ON OUR WEBSITE, PLEASE VISIT THE MCMILLAN SITE HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS.

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Location

The McMillan Theatre
Lower Bath Rd
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

Ticket £ 7.00
Concessionary Ticket £ 5.00

Advice Session | Film Production


Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016 - Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Have you got an idea for a film but just don’t know how to take it forward? Is your film in post-production and you need to put it in front of audiences? Whatever your stage of production you can now book a FREE one-hour advice session with producers Deb Richardson or Phil Shepherd.
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Location

The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

FREE £ 0.00

Advice Session | Film Production


Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016 - Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Have you got an idea for a film but just don’t know how to take it forward? Is your film in post-production and you need to put it in front of audiences? Whatever your stage of production you can now book a FREE one-hour advice session with producers Deb Richardson or Phil Shepherd.
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Location

The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

FREE £ 0.00

Advice Session | Film Production


Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 - Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Have you got an idea for a film but just don’t know how to take it forward? Is your film in post-production and you need to put it in front of audiences? Whatever your stage of production you can now book a FREE one-hour advice session with producers Deb Richardson or Phil Shepherd.
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Location

The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

FREE £ 0.00

Ignite | Art Academy


Monday, Aug 1, 2016 - Friday, Aug 5, 2016Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Aged 13 – 19 year olds? Love theatre and acting? We’re looking for performers, directors and theatre technicians to take part in a week-long exploration of combining theatre with digital technology. Together we’ll create a piece of drama for audiences to enjoy… FREE
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The Engine Room - Studio 1
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

£ 0.00

Ignite | Arts Lab


Monday, Jun 13, 2016 - Friday, Jun 17, 2016Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
At The Engine Room, a five-day opportunity for a group of artists to plan, develop and create a site-specific interactive public artwork. We’ll explore a range of multi-media ideas including sound, projected image and interactivity. We’ll showcase the results as part of The Engine Room #Playablebuilding in October.
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The Engine Room - Studio 2
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

£ 0.00

Film Screening | The Atom: A Love Affair


Monday, Oct 31, 2016 - Time: 7:30pm - 10:00pm

'The Atom: A Love Affair'  Test screening of new documentary on the history and politics of the nuclear industry. Introduced by the film-makers from Dartmouth Films who will welcome your feedback.

"From sentimental screen romance to behind-the-scenes political drama, The Atom: A Love Affair takes us on a tragi-comic journey through the turbulent and often-forgotten history of one of the world's most controversial technologies - nuclear power - brought to life by those who were there. Covering 7 eventful decades on both sides of the Atlantic, the film reveals how the 1950s romantic fantasy of an atom-powered future developed into a stormy, on-off relationship whose drama continues to play out to this day."

FREE event

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Location

The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

Ticket £ 0.00

Pop-Up Wincanton | Making Platform Games


Friday, Mar 18, 2016 - Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
This is an introduction to making platform games using Construct 2. Now you can build games with no coding experience - booking essential as spaces are limited.
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Wincanton Library
Carrington Way
Wincanton , Somerset
Event Fees:

FREE £ 0.00

Talk | Yoga and Meditation


Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016 - Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Mel is a member of the British Wheel of Yoga and teaches elemental hatha yoga, which includes stretching and posture work, breathing exercises, meditation and relaxation. This introductory talk and taster session is an ideal opportunity to find out how yoga and meditation can benefit the mind and body and the classes that Mel offers in the area. FREE
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The Engine Room
52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

£ 0.00

Peace of Mind Season | Mindfulness and Creativity Talk by Ceri Louise Thomas


Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016 - Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Mindfulness is a great tool for mental wellbeing and for unlocking creativity. The Walt Disney Company was an early adopter of mindfulness meditation in the workplace whilst Google has an in house mindfulness program called ‘Search inside Yourself’ and has built a labyrinth for mindful walking meditations. In this introductory session on the subject, Local Counsellor, Art Therapist and Mindfulness teacher Ceri Louise discusses how she combines mindfulness and creativity in supportive environments to free people from their inner critic.

Location

The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

Free £ 0.00

Course | Post-production Sound


Thursday, May 26, 2016 - Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Experienced composer and sound designer Stephen Kidd leads this session exploring Post Production Sound including ADR, Dubbing and Foley. His clients include BBC, CNN, ITV and production music library Sonoton.
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The Engine Room - Studio 1
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

Full £ 120.00
Bursary £ 80.00

Ignite | Creative Network


Wednesday, Sep 23, 2015 - Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Our popular monthly event provides an opportunity for artists to get together, share inspiration, talk about their work and get collaborative. The main focus of the Network meeting is the Spotlight session, which gives one artist an opportunity to present current and future projects and ideas… and gauge a response to their work and develop ideas amongst other creative practitioners. Subscribe below to our e-bulletins for updates on guest artists.
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

Free £ 0.00

Family Connections - #PlayableBuilding


Friday, Jun 3, 2016 - Time: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Noisy Things – invent an amazing noisy artwork using a combination of Plasticine, simple computer coding and some fun digital tools. Your noisy invention will be displayed alongside other artworks in the PlayableBuilding Our Award-Winning family learning activity - To participate a child must be accompanied by a parent/carer and vice versa.
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The Engine Room - Studio 1
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

FREE £ 0.00

Family Connections - Comic Making


Thursday, Jul 28, 2016 - Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
No previous experience needed. Create your own stories using drawings or photographs. Our Award-Winning family learning activity - to participate a child must be accompanied by a parent/carer and vice versa.
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The Engine Room - Studio 1
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

£ 0.00

Family Connections - #PlayableBuilding


Friday, Jun 3, 2016 - Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Noisy Things – invent an amazing noisy artwork using a combination of Plasticine, simple computer coding and some fun digital tools. Your noisy invention will be displayed alongside other artworks in the PlayableBuilding Our Award-Winning family learning activity - To participate a child must be accompanied by a parent/carer and vice versa.
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The Engine Room - Studio 1
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

FREE £ 0.00

Ignite | Creative Network


Wednesday, Feb 24, 2016 - Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Our popular monthly event provides an opportunity for artists to get together, share inspiration, talk about their work and get collaborative. The main focus of the Network meeting is the Spotlight session, which gives one artist an opportunity to present current and future projects and ideas… and gauge a response to their work and develop ideas amongst other creative practitioners. Subscribe below to our e-bulletins for updates on guest artists.
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

Free £ 0.00

Ignite | Creative Network


Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 - Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Our popular monthly event provides an opportunity for artists to get together, share inspiration, talk about their work and get collaborative. The main focus of the Network meeting is the Spotlight session, which gives one artist an opportunity to present current and future projects and ideas… and gauge a response to their work and develop ideas amongst other creative practitioners. Subscribe below to our e-bulletins for updates on guest artists.
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

Free £ 0.00

Peace of Mind Season | Film Screening: Room to Breathe


Thursday, Jan 19, 2017 - Time: 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Room To Breathe is a surprising story of transformation as struggling kids in a San Francisco public middle school are introduced to the practice of mindfulness meditation. Topping the district in disciplinary suspensions, and with overcrowded classrooms creating a nearly impossible learning environment, overwhelmed administrators are left with stark choices: repeating the cycle of trying to force tuned-out children to listen, or to experiment with timeless inner practices that may provide them with the social, emotional, and attentional skills that they need to succeed. The first question is whether it’s already too late. Confronted by defiance, contempt for authority figures, poor discipline, and more interest in “social” than learning, can a young mindfulness teacher from Berkeley succeed in opening their minds and hearts. Free entry for teachers | All others - pay what you can afford.
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

Teachers £ 0.00
Others £ 0.00

Benefit Screening | Pride with David 'Dai' Donovan


Thursday, Feb 25, 2016 - Time: 8:00pm - 9:45pm
The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers in association with Somerset Film present the BAFTA award-winning comedy Pride cert 15. A special benefit screening, introduced by David 'Dai' Donovan, whose story this film tells (Q&A to follow) This film is inspired by an extraordinary true story. It's the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers' families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all. A clear winner that makes you laugh, cry, and generally want to party and parade like it’s 1984. Respect. Empire **** Pride vibrates with the same energy and uplift as a great stage show. It chases applause, and earns it. Daily Telegraph **** Watch the trailer here:
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

Concessionary Ticket £ 3.00
Ticket £ 5.00

Event | Bridgwater Food and Drink Festival


Saturday, Feb 18, 2017 - Time: 9:30am - 2:00pm
If you’re looking for some foodie fun, Bridgwater food and drink festival is just the ticket, and a free ticket at that. Showcasing some of the region’s most delightful foods from local producers and restaurants, this festival is all about Somerset folks, Somerset foods and family entertainment. A host of stalls will display their most tempting and unique cheeses, ciders, confectionary, dairy and meat produce. The Engine Room will be playing its part, showcasing vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free food PLUS there will be activities for all the family. The event is a fundraiser for British Flag Carnival Club who will also be resident in our main studio. Come and discover more about them.
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

FREE £ 0.00

Ignite | Arts Lab


Monday, Feb 8, 2016 - Friday, Feb 12, 2016Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Produce interactive digital art for public spaces... An opportunity for artists to produce site-specific digital art for public spaces. A five-day opportunity for a group of artists to plan, develop and create a digitally interactive public artwork. We will explore a range of multimedia ideas including: recording and amplifying sound, projected images and interactivity. We will be exploring creative potential of the ‘Arduino’ in the hands of creative artists. We will showcase the results of the Arts lab in public spaces in Somerset, starting in Wincanton in March
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

£ 0.00

Ignite | Art Academy - Videos for music


Monday, Feb 15, 2016 - Friday, Feb 19, 2016Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
For ages 16 - 19 years. Create dynamic motion graphics video for electronic music. Over a five day period we will produce electrifying video sequences to accompany work produced by Somerset based composers. A great opportunity for young people interested in electronic music, VJing and motion graphics. A project that combines video art with popular culture.- If you’re a local young music producer and are interested in combining your work with stunning motion graphics then please get in touch.
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

£ 0.00

Let's Animate - After School Club


Thursday, Jan 28, 2016 - Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Come and explore different animation techniques including drawn, cut-out and stop motion through a six-week after-school animation club especially for young people with disabilities aged 13 – 25 years. We’ll work together to develop an idea, get hands on with filming and editing, add music, effects and much more. Advance booking essential as places are limited. This six week course starts on 28 January - no session on 18 Feb. Cost £25 per participant for all six sessions, thanks to support from Short Breaks and Somerset County Council.
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

Fee £ 25.00

Event | Junction


Thursday, Dec 1, 2016 - Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Open to all - An informal screening and networking event, for those who make or enjoy film. Let people know about your latest film project, find creative collaborators or get feedback on work in progress. Discover filmmaker talent in Somerset, visit the Peace of Mind exhibition launch and watch the latest work from our BFI Alumni. If you have a short film you’d like screened then let us know. FREE
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The Engine Room
52, High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

Free £ 0.00

Peace of Mind | Film Screening: Silver Linings Playbook


Thursday, Oct 20, 2016 - Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start After spending time in a mental health hospital, Pat Solatano (Bradley Cooper) is forced to move back in with his parents. The symptoms of living with bipolar disorder have caused him to lose both his wife and his job. He is determined to get his wife back and meets someone, Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence in an Oscar winning performance), who offers to help him in exchange for being her ballroom dance partner. The US National Association of Mental Illness recommends this film for its depiction of “someone who lives with bipolar disorder in a way that is both real and riveting.” Certificate 15 Running time 2 hours 2 minutes.
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Location

The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

Ticket £ 5.00
Concessionary Fee £ 3.00

Peace of Mind Season | Exhibition


Thursday, Dec 1, 2016 - Friday, Dec 23, 2016Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Launches December 1st at 6pm then open Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm until December 23rd. Join us as we transform The Engine Room into a place of tranquility and space for reflection for the month of December. We’ll be exhibiting work created by artists in collaboration with Ignite Somerset in response to our theme of ‘peace of mind’. Free entry

Location

The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

Minecraft Battle Tournament


Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - Time: 10:00am - 12:30pm
Aimed at 5 – 12 year olds this is a chance to participate in a Minecraft Build Battle Tournament (Pre-booking is essential as places are limited). Participants in each round will have just ten minutes to create something wonderful using the game’s tools. The winner from each round then competes in the final for some goodies. You’ll watch it live on the various screens throughout the building plus there will be other minecraft-based challenges and creative activities to occupy you between tournament rounds. N.B. Children must be accompanied by a parent
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

Entry Fee £ 4.00

MInecraft Battle Tournament


Saturday, Jun 25, 2016 - Time: 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Aimed at 5 – 12 year olds this is a chance to participate in a Minecraft Build Battle Tournament (Pre-booking is essential as places are limited). Participants in each round will have just ten minutes to create something wonderful using the game’s tools. The winner from each round then competes in the final for some goodies. You’ll watch it live on the various screens throughout the building plus there will be other minecraft-based challenges and creative activities to occupy you between tournament rounds. N.B. Children must be accompanied by a parent
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

Entry Fee £ 4.00

Event | Bridgwater Together Family Fun Day


Sunday, Oct 2, 2016 - Time: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Bridgwater is home to a wide range of cultures and communities – come and celebrate our diversity with a day of music, food, stories, dance and film from many cultures. This is a great opportunity to meet up with friends old and new, to have fun and to learn from each other. Hosted with the support of Unite Community , Diversity Voice, Bridgwater International, Tuga Productions, Bridgwater Trades Union Council and individuals from many lands. All welcome!

Location

The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

FREE £ 0.00

Pop-Up Engine Room | Chard


Monday, Jan 30, 2017 - Friday, Feb 3, 2017Time: 6:00am - 6:00am
Our aim is to offer some of the regular activities held at The Engine Room to as many people across Somerset as we can. We’ll be taking up temporary residence in Chard for a week. You can register your interest and inform what activities we will hold there by taking part in our questionnaire. We’ll be based at The Lace Space, a new business hub for digital technology and innovation at the Lace Mill, Chard. Watch out further details in local press or subscribe to our ebulletin. We hope to see you there!
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The Lace Space - Holyrood Lace Mill
Holyrood Street
Chard, Somerset
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Event | In It Together


Saturday, Oct 1, 2016 - Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Join us as we mark Older People’s Day and premiere the film ‘In It Together’. Over the last year, Bridgwater Senior Citizens Forum and local young people including the Somerset Youth Parliament and Rollercoaster Youth Club have been exploring the issues that matter to people of all ages, countering the media led myths about conflict between the generations. Join us with Age UK Somerset and Bridgwater U3A for tea, cake and movies for an enjoyable, thought provoking afternoon. There is so much more to unite us than divide us!
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

FREE £ 0.00

Ignite | Projections at Stogursey Arts Festival


Sunday, Sep 25, 2016 - Time: 8:00pm - 8:00pm
This year our Ignite programme is collaborating with Stogursey Arts Festival. We’ll be running two artists workshops in St Andrew’s church focusing on producing moving images specifically designed for large-scale projections. The session dates are Monday 5th Sept and Monday 12th Sept 7 - 9pm at St. Andrews church. The results of these workshops will light up St Andrews church on the evening of Sunday 25th Sept, marking the finale of Stogursey Arts Festival. Time to be confirmed.
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St Andrew's Church
Church Street
Stogursey, Somerset
Event Fees:

Peace of Mind Season | Breathing Freedom Workshop


Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 - Time: 9:00am - 12:30pm

Social Enterprise Network Somerset (SENS) in collaboration with 'Love in the Breath' and Somerset Film presents:

BREATHING FREEDOM - an Introduction to Transformational Breath

This workshop - that can easily be applied to your everyday life - will be a valuable aid to your personal and professional development:

• Clear negative programming and beliefs without analysis

• Discover the inner peace and self-love you always desired

• Increase your self-worth and mental clarity

• Release stress, overcome anxiety & depression and prevent burnout at work

• Feel the happiest and healthiest you have ever been!

On this Introductory day, we will look at what Transformational Breath® is…. How it works? What it can do for you? What are the 100’s of benefits? And how you can use this simple technique to feel great every day.

There will be a demonstration and lots of breath practice and breathing meditations, including a full Transformational Breath® session. You will gain insight into how your unique breathing pattern is affecting the way that you embrace life and how you can improve this with better breathing.

SENS member Julie Ann Horrox is a fully certified Transformational Breath® Facilitator with over 16 years experience of Conscious Breathwork .She is the UK’s National Coordinator for the International Breathwork Foundation, promoting worldwide heart-centred breathwork. She works for the Prestigious Arrigo Programme and has her own private practice in Glastonbury.

Please arrive from 9am for a 9.30am start. The workshop will end at 12.30pm. A very reasonable and delicious lunch can be purchased at the venue.

Cost: Free for SENS members. £15 for everyone else. (Donations for Julie Ann's time and expertise will be welcomed, at the end of the event.)

Places are limited and a waiting list will operate.

FIND OUT MORE HERE

Bookings: please email info@socentsomerset.org.uk to secure your place.


Location

The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

FREE £ 0.00

Getting A Media Job – Engine Room advice sessions


Friday, Jul 1, 2016 - Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
30-minute one-to-one sessions for people in the early stages of a media career. It’s often your first or second job that are the most difficult to find, and competition can be extremely fierce. So it’s important to apply for the right jobs and internships, and to send a CV and covering letter that give the best impression. Bring your CV and a sample covering letter, plus a short showreel if you have one. Before the session, research the type of job you’re looking for and possible employers. Somerset Film trustee Andrew Buchanan has given many newcomers to the media industry their first job. His knowledge of what employers are looking for – and what they don’t like – comes from four decades working in the film and television industry.
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

Standard £ 10.00
Student/Claimant £ 0.00

Exhibition | Women By Women


Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016 - Sunday, Sep 11, 2016Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Celebrating inspiring women from Somerset - past and present

We will be holding a new exhibition of photographs, film and documents celebrating Somerset’s Inspiring women past and present opens from August 23 until September 11 at the McMillan Theatre in Bridgwater. Research undertaken by young women and men from across Somerset, who participated in youth heritage project Women By Women, ran by Somerset Film and Somerset Rural Youth Project, will be on display. Those involved captured and interpreted the stories and experiences of women, past and present, developing inquiry and interviewing, archiving, researching and creative digital skills and techniques.

Jemma Lay of Somerset Rural Youth Project says, “We hope that the exhibition inspires other people as much as it has inspired us and the group of young people that we have worked with. We are very excited to be able to share the stories of the incredible, inspiring women that we have discovered. It has been an honour to be apart of this project!”

Faye Roxburgh, participant of Women By Women said “This project has been very inspiring to me as it has given a voice to many of the inspirational and strong women throughout history who have been denied acknowledgement and appreciation”

The FREE exhibition is open from 10am – 2pm daily.

The project has been funded by Heritage Lottery Fund, Sedgemoor District Council, Arts Award and has been supported by The South West Heritage Trust and The McMillan Theatre.

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The McMillan Theatre
Lower Bath Road
Bridgwater,
Event Fees:

BFI Film Academy


Saturday, Oct 15, 2016 - Friday, Oct 28, 2016Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Developing the next generation of filmmaking talent.... Applications are now open for our Autumn 2016 BFI Film Academy for 16 - 19 year olds! We are looking for committed young people who have a clear love of film. You don't have to be currently studying media to apply. BFI Film Academy is a 7+ day programme, where participants aged 16 - 19 years get to take part in masterclasses from industry professionals, watch and discuss British and world cinema, make two short films and receive career signposting. Participants also work towards a Bronze or Silver Arts Award. Course dates: 15th/22nd/24th/25th/26th/27th/28th October 2016 The cost to participate in the BFI Film Academy delivered by Somerset Film is £25. But if you will struggle to pay the course fee, don’t be put off as you will be able to indicate this once you are accepted on the course and this fee can be waived. Lunch and refreshments will be provided as will all materials/equipment. Bursaries will also be made available if you require assistance with travel, child care or other costs. Please note that unfortunately the Academy is not available for students who are attending university at the time of the course. To apply download an application form, complete it and send it back to us by Monday 3rd October 2016 . We will notify successful applicants by Wednesday 5th October 2016 . We have limited places so please answer the questions on the form as fully as possible as this will help us to decide who will get a place. Make sure you keep the dates in your diary until you hear from us. Send your form via email to Natalie or Deborah at info@somersetfilm.com or post to The Engine Room, 52, High Street, Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 3BL.
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The Engine Room
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Basic IT Skills


Monday, Nov 7, 2016 - Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Two half day sessions designed to help you get online safely and securely, and to inspire you to make the most of it! We aim to shape the content of the courses around you and your online user needs, so sessions could include surfing the Internet, using email, social media, Skype or free online tools such as Google Drive, Youtube and more. Second session: 14 November 10am – 1pm Cost: FREE thanks to support from Yarlington Housing Association.
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
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Course Fee £ 0.00

Family Connections - Filmmaking


Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 - Time: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Discover how to ‘swede’ a film – together we’ll be making our very own version of ‘Toy Story’! Our Award-Winning family learning activity - to participate a child must be accompanied by a parent/carer and vice versa.
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The Engine Room - Studio 1
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
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FREE £ 0.00

Family Connections - Comic Making


Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 - Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
No previous experience needed. Create your own stories using drawings or photographs. Our Award-Winning family learning activity - to participate a child must be accompanied by a parent/carer and vice versa.
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The Engine Room - Studio 1
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
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Course Fee £ 0.00

Course | Making Content for Youtube


Tuesday, Nov 1, 2016 - Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
If you’re thinking of using Youtube to vlog, make presentations, give advice etc then this is for you. We’ll be demonstrating some cheap ways to get started using mobile phones and moving on to using DSLR’s remotely. Plus we’ll be joined by Amy of Amys Make Up Box who currently has 199k (and growing) subscribers on Youtube, 329k followers on Instagram and is now being paid for the content she creates. We know you might not want to do make up but Amy has lots of tips for growing your audience and making films all by yourself.
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The Engine Room
52, High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
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Course Fee £ 40.00
Concessionary Fee £ 25.00

Course | Digital Photography and Image Editing


Monday, Oct 17, 2016 - Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Got a camera and never turned off auto? Understand those buttons and dials and create images you’ll be proud to hang on the wall. Get top tips for portrait photography working with a professional model as your subject. Plus we’ll show you how to transfer the files and edit them for printing or web using Lightroom. No previous experience required. If you don;t have a camera, let us know and you can borrow one of ours.
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

Course Fee £ 60.00
Conc. £ 40.00

Course | One Day Filmmaking


Saturday, Nov 12, 2016 - Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
The best way to learn filmmaking is to make content - but where and how do you start? On this one-day course you will work together to make a short film in a day. You will be introduced to the basic elements of developing an idea, get hands on with cameras and microphones and we’ll take a quick look at some of the editing software available. Plus we’ll signpost you to the next steps and the resources available to help you further your filmmaking.
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

Course Fee £ 60.00
Concessionary Fee £ 40.00

Course | One Day Filmmaking


Saturday, Jan 14, 2017 - Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
The best way to learn filmmaking is to make content - but where and how do you start? On this one-day course you will work together to make a short film in a day. You will be introduced to the basic elements of developing an idea, get hands on with cameras and microphones and we’ll take a quick look at some of the editing software available. Plus we’ll signpost you to the next steps and the resources available to help you further your filmmaking.
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

Course Fee £ 60.00
Concessionary Fee £ 40.00

Lens Captains - Filmmaking Club


Tuesday, Nov 1, 2016 - Time: 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Every Tuesday 4.30pm - 6.00pm Our after-school filmmaking club for young people aged 12 – 15 years to discover more about filmmaking. Each week we’ll have fun making and watching film! No previous experience required, just a sense of adventure and imagination. Cost: £40 for eight sessions Starts November 1st and then weekly until Dec 20th.
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
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Course Fee £ 40.00

Ignite | Art Academy: Make A Game


Monday, Oct 24, 2016 - Friday, Oct 28, 2016Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Calling all storytellers, cartoonists, coders and imagineers! Over the course of a week we’ll be combining our skills to make an adventure game – it could feature different worlds, strange characters or amazing creatures. You get to decide! We’ll be making this game for mobile devices so you can carry your creation wherever you go. For ages 13 and above. 10am - 4pm each day.
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
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Course Fee £ 0.00

Ignite | Arts Lab


Monday, Oct 3, 2016 - Friday, Oct 7, 2016Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
An opportunity for artists to participate in a week of creative digital experimentation. We will build on ideas developed at our previous ArtsLab, focusing on the theme ‘Peace of Mind’. The results will feed into the Playable Building – Peace of Mind showcase at the Engine Room in December. 10am - 4pm each day.
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
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Course Fee £ 0.00

Ignite | Arts Lab


Monday, Feb 20, 2017 - Friday, Feb 24, 2017Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Discreetly turning the high street into a digital gallery using augmented reality. This ArtsLab will provide an opportunity for artists to create site-specific artworks using augmented reality on the theme of Belonging. You will produce a short sound and moving image sequence inspired by a specific location in Somerset, a place where you feel you belong. You will then design a poster featuring a photograph of your location. These posters will be exhibited at The Engine Room and at various locations around the county. 10am - 4pm each day.
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
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Course Fee £ 0.00

Ignite | Creative Network


Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016 - Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Our popular monthly event provides an opportunity for artists to get together to talk about their work, share inspiration and get collaborative.
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
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Ignite | Creative Network


Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016 - Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Our popular monthly event provides an opportunity for artists to get together to talk about their work, share inspiration and get collaborative.
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
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Event Fee £ 0.00

Ignite | Creative Network


Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016 - Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Our popular monthly event provides an opportunity for artists to get together to talk about their work, share inspiration and get collaborative.
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
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Event Fee £ 0.00

Ignite | Creative Network


Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017 - Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Our popular monthly event provides an opportunity for artists to get together to talk about their work, share inspiration and get collaborative.
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
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Event Fee £ 0.00

Ignite | Creative Network


Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 - Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Our popular monthly event provides an opportunity for artists to get together to talk about their work, share inspiration and get collaborative.
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
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Getting A Media Job – Engine Room advice sessions


Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016 - Time: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
30-minute one-to-one sessions for people in the early stages of a media career. It’s often your first or second job that are the most difficult to find, and competition can be extremely fierce. So it’s important to apply for the right jobs and internships, and to send a CV and covering letter that give the best impression. Bring your CV and a sample covering letter, plus a short showreel if you have one. Before the session, research the type of job you’re looking for and possible employers. Somerset Film trustee Andrew Buchanan has given many newcomers to the media industry their first job. His knowledge of what employers are looking for – and what they don’t like – comes from four decades working in the film and television industry.
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

Standard £ 10.00
Student/Claimant £ 0.00

Getting A Media Job – Engine Room advice sessions


Friday, Feb 24, 2017 - Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
30-minute one-to-one sessions for people in the early stages of a media career. It’s often your first or second job that are the most difficult to find, and competition can be extremely fierce. So it’s important to apply for the right jobs and internships, and to send a CV and covering letter that give the best impression. Bring your CV and a sample covering letter, plus a short showreel if you have one. Before the session, research the type of job you’re looking for and possible employers. Somerset Film trustee Andrew Buchanan has given many newcomers to the media industry their first job. His knowledge of what employers are looking for – and what they don’t like – comes from four decades working in the film and television industry.
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

Standard £ 10.00
Student/Claimant £ 0.00

Raising the Profile of Your Film, Media and Digital Business


Friday, Nov 11, 2016 - Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
One-hour one to one sessions with Patricia Marks, trustee of Somerset Film and MD of Somerset Business Agency (SBA). Patricia comes from a background in manufacturing, as well as marketing and people development. She started SBA in order to be able to provide individuals with a high quality service that allows them to explore career paths and business opportunities that help them take the next steps. If you are thinking about becoming a freelancer and developing a profile as a small business or if you have been in business a while and need to look for new markets Patricia can guide you.
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
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FREE £ 0.00

Course | Analogue 16mm Filmmaking and Sound


Monday, Jan 23, 2017 - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
...with filmmaker Tim Richmond and Sound Artist Stephen Kidd. There is a particular quality that analogue film delivers, a rounded tonal, lightly grained quality that reveals a sense of depth. This four day workshop will look at the technical aspects of shooting on film, including lens choice, film stock choices, lighting, the camera itself and the capturing of sound. In particular, you will explore the consideration and preparation required for filming with a limited quantity of film stock. Participants will spend one day 'on set' observing the processes involved in making a short film and the creative choices. Finally the film will be sent off for processing and telecine-ing and participants will gather on the footage's return to view what has been captured and to observe the editing process. Course Dates: 23rd - 25th January and 23rd February 2017 Please note: Friday 25th Jan will be on location. Details to be confirmed. Click here to see an example of Tim and Stephen's collaborative work shot in Somerset and here to view their latest short with director Lee Wallick, which was shot in the U.S. for online video channel 'Nowness'.
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

Course Fee £ 400.00

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Over the past 15 years, from a start-up investment of just £5000, Somerset Film has generated over £4,500,000 investment for creative media arts in Somerset, having commissioned and employed over 200 arts and media professionals.

Our films have won awards from Canada to Croatia, and have been shown at festivals around the world…

We work with people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities, prioritising those at risk of social or physical isolation or exclusion. Not just in Bridgwater, but right across Somerset with projects like Family Connections and Capture Burnham, and recently our satellite Pop-up initiative.

We also work with and train artists (of all disciplines) and businesses, in a predominantly rural setting, to develop ways to communicate more effectively and flourish using the internet and new digital technology.

Take a look at our film work over on our YouTube Channel HERE