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A film club especially for young people aged  9 - 14 years.This...

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A film club especially for young people aged  15 - 19 years.This...

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Our popular monthly event provides an opportunity for artists...

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Create a free web presence in just a couple of hours. From online...

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Got a camera and never turned off auto? Understand those buttons...

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Have you got an idea for a film but just don’t know how to...

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One-hour one to one sessions with Patricia Marks, trustee of...

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Open to all - An informal screening and networking event, for...

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Kick off the Festive holiday with a bit of pixel creativity...

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We are looking for passionate and committed young people who...

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Award-winning photographer and Engine Room technical manager...

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The best way to learn filmmaking is to make content - but where...

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Have you got an idea for a film but just don’t know how to...

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A 6 week course offering the chance for children and young people...

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Let us help you get creative!We aim to offer...

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A film club especially for young people aged  15 - 19 years.This...

Open Seats 30

6:30pm - 8:45pm

A film club especially for young people aged  9 - 14 years.This...

Open Seats 30

4:30pm - 6:00pm

Our popular monthly event provides an opportunity for artists...

Open Seats 30

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Have you got an idea for a film but just don’t know how to...

Open Seats 5

2:00pm - 7:00pm

Make a computer game! Over a 5 day period you will learn how...

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Create a shadow puppet theatre show with storyteller Frances...

Open Seats 8

2:00pm - 4:30pm

To 'swede' a film means to re-create a trailer, scene,...

Open Seats 8

10:00am - 1:00pm

A film club especially for young people aged  9 - 14 years.This...

Open Seats 30

4:30pm - 6:00pm

A film club especially for young people aged  15 - 19 years.This...

Open Seats 30

6:30pm - 8:45pm

Our popular monthly event provides an opportunity for artists...

Open Seats 30

6:00pm - 8:00pm

NEW DATES Lens Captains | Filmmaking Club

Tuesday, Nov 7, 2017 - Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017

Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Our after-school filmmaking club for young people aged 10 – 14 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: £30 for six sessions Dates: November 7 / 14 / 21 / 28 / Dec 5 / 12
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 3BL

Event Fees:


£ 30.00 Course Fee

Film | INTO FILM Festival for Schools

Thursday, Nov 23, 2017 -

Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Dates for your diary! We are delighted to once again be part of the national INTO FILM festival. We will be hosting free screenings for schools and home educated children. The film Screenings for Thursday 23rd November are: 10am Ballerina In 1879 Paris, an orphan girl who dreams of becoming a ballerina, takes on another's identity to enrol at a prestigious ballet school 1pm La La Land A sentimental, dreamlike musical which sees two aspiring artists attempt to make it in Hollywood amidst a whirlwind romance. If you would like to receive booking information (Bookings launch n September 7th) please register below.
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 3BL

Event Fees:


£ 0.00

Film | Engine Room Film Club for 9 - 14 year olds

Wednesday, Nov 29, 2017 -

Time: 4:30pm - 6:00pm

A film club especially for young people aged  9 - 14 years. This is your chance to watch, discuss and review great films... please note that after the film there will be a 15 minute fun discussion or short activity. The Film we'll be showing is Penelope (2006) A modern romantic tale about a young aristocratic heiress born under a curse that can only be broken when she finds true love with "one who will accept her as one of their own." Membership of the club is free - please note on first attendance a parent, grandparent or carer will be asked to sign a membership form. Doors open 4pm for 4.30pm start. FREE
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 3BL

Event Fees:


£ 0.00

Film | Engine Room Film Club for 15 - 19 year olds

Wednesday, Nov 29, 2017 -

Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm

A film club especially for young people aged  15 - 19 years. This is your chance to watch, discuss and review great films... please note that after the film there will be a 15 minute fun discussion or short activity. The Film we'll be showing is Arrival (2016)  When twelve mysterious spacecrafts appear around the world, linguistics professor Louise Banks is tasked with interpreting the language of the apparent alien visitors. Membership of the club is free - please note on first attendance a parent, grandparent or carer will be asked to sign a membership form. Doors open 6pm for 6.30pm start. FREE
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 3BL

Event Fees:


£ 0.00

Ignite | Creative Network

Wednesday, Nov 29, 2017 -

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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 TA6 3BL

Event Fees:


£ 0.00 Free

Course | WordPress.com

Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017 -

Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm

Create a free web presence in just a couple of hours. From online diaries to business websites, WordPress enables you to get online quickly and tell the world about what you’re doing. Basic computer skills required. Please note this course covers wordpress.com the free blogging tool and not wordpress.org
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 3BL

Event Fees:


£ 40.00 Standard
£ 25.00 Concession

Course | Digital Photography Beginners

Saturday, Dec 9, 2017 -

Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm

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. Haven't got a camera - don't worry you can borrow one of ours for the session.
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 3BL

Event Fees:


£ 40.00 Standard
£ 25.00 Concession

Advice Session | Film Production

Saturday, Dec 9, 2017 -

Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm

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 and/or Phil Shepherd.  Register your interest below and we will be in touch to arrange a time between 10am and 1pm.
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 3BL

Event Fees:


£ 0.00

Advice Session | Business: Raising a Profile

Thursday, Dec 14, 2017 -

Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm

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. Once you have registered to attend this session, we will be in touch to arrange a time-slot for you.
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 3BL

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£ 0.00

Event | Junction - Festive Networking and Films

Thursday, Dec 21, 2017 -

Time: 7:00pm - 9:30pm

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, get feedback on work in progress and spread a little festive cheer. If you have a short film you’d like screened then let us know. Cost | Free
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 3BL

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£ 0.00

Activity | Minecraft Battle Festive Edition

Saturday, Dec 23, 2017 -

Time: 10:00am - 12:30pm

Kick off the Festive holiday with a bit of pixel creativity in our Minecraft Battle for 7 - 13 years olds. You'll be given just ten minutes to build something and impress our judges. The winner and runner up from each round will then go head to head in the final. Plus scavenger hunts competitions. When you're not battling it out take part in one of our creative activities. Come in Fancy Dress - there will be a prize for 'Best Dressed'! Please note children must be accompanied by a parent / carer. Parents/carers can watch it all unfold from the sanctuary of our cafe...
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 3BL

Event Fees:


£ 5.00 Entry Fee

Course | BFI Film Academy

Saturday, Jan 6, 2018 - Sunday, Feb 4, 2018

Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm

We are looking for passionate and committed young people who have a love of film. You don't have to be currently studying media to apply... BFI Film Academy is an 7 day programme, where 25 participants aged 16 - 19 years will get the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of filmmaking through a series of workshops and masterclasses, in which they will get the chance to learn from, and work with, leading industry professionals through our BFI Film Academy programme. As a student on the course expect to: - meet a range of professionals in the industry and to hear invaluable advice based on their experience - create two short films to help you gain skills and challenge your creativity - gain practical skills within a range of filmmaking areas - meet like-minded individuals with a passion for film and start building your filmmaking network - receive further access to exciting opportunities from the BFI, Somerset Film, Pinewood and BAFTA - achieve an Arts Award qualification Course dates: 6/13/20/27/28 Jan and 3 & 4 February 2018 Times: 10am - 5pm daily 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 18th December. We will notify successful applicants by Wednesday 20th December. 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 at info@somersetfilm.com or post to The Engine Room, 52, High Street, Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 3BL.
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 3BL

Event Fees:


£ 25.00

Course | Adobe Lightroom Beginners

Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 -

Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm

Award-winning photographer and Engine Room technical manager Alistair Campbell guides you through this essential piece of software for digital photographers. Learn how to organise, process and manage your images.
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Location

The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 3BL

Event Fees:


£ 40.00 Standard
£ 25.00 Concession

Course | Film in a Day

Saturday, Jan 20, 2018 -

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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Location

The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 3BL

Event Fees:


£ 65.00 Standard
£ 45.00 Concession

Advice Session | Film Production

Saturday, Jan 20, 2018 -

Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

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 and/or Phil Shepherd.  Register your interest below and we will be in touch to arrange a time between 10am and 1pm.
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Location

The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 3BL

Event Fees:


£ 0.00

Activity | Short Breaks: Lights, Camera, Action!

Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018 -

Time: 5:00pm - 6:30pm

A 6 week course offering the chance for children and young people with disabilities to watch great short films, get hands on with filming, create sound effects and invite their friends and family to see what they have learnt and created! Tuesdays from 5.00-6.30pm Tuesday 23 | 30 January 6 | 20 | 27 February 6 March 2018 For 9-15 years Cost: £30 pp for the 6 week course This activity is financially supported by Somerset County Council through the Short Breaks team - they provide an opportunity for disabled children to spend time away from their carers, try out new things, have fun and make new friends. Short breaks can also provide families with a chance to do ordinary things together. Find out more about Short Breaks here short-breaks-1_1
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Location

The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 3BL

Event Fees:


£ 30.00

Pop-Up Engine Room | Castle Cary

Wednesday, Jan 24, 2018 - Monday, Jan 29, 2018

Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Let us help you get creative! We aim to offer some of the regular activities held at the Engine Room to as many people across Somerset as we can. We will be taking up temporary residence in Castle Cary from 24 - 29 January 2018. Register your interest below and we will send you further details as venues and activities are identified. If you are a member of a group based in Castle Cary then get in touch - we'd love to find a way to work with you whilst we are there. We'll be updating this diary entry too with further details as we have them.
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Film | Engine Room Film Club for 15 - 19 year olds

Wednesday, Jan 31, 2018 -

Time: 6:30pm - 8:45pm

A film club especially for young people aged  15 - 19 years. This is your chance to watch, discuss and review great films... please note that after the film there will be a 15 minute fun discussion or short activity. The Film we'll be showing has yet to be decided (come to the screening on November 29th  to choose which film will be shown). Membership of the club is free - please note on first attendance a parent, grandparent or carer will be asked to sign a membership form. Doors open 6pm for 6.30pm start. FREE
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Location

The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 3BL

Event Fees:


£ 0.00

Film | Engine Room Film Club for 9 - 14 year olds

Wednesday, Jan 31, 2018 -

Time: 4:30pm - 6:00pm

A film club especially for young people aged  9 - 14 years. This is your chance to watch, discuss and review great films... please note that after the film there will be a 15 minute fun discussion or short activity. The Film we'll be showing has yet to be decided (come to the screening on November 29th  to choose which film will be shown). Membership of the club is free - please note on first attendance a parent, grandparent or carer will be asked to sign a membership form. Doors open 4pm for 4.30pm start. FREE
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Location

The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 3BL

Event Fees:


£ 0.00

Ignite | Creative Network

Wednesday, Jan 31, 2018 -

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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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Location

The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 3BL

Event Fees:


£ 0.00 Free

Advice Session | Film Production

Tuesday, Feb 6, 2018 -

Time: 2:00pm - 7:00pm

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 and/or Phil Shepherd.  Register your interest below and we will be in touch to arrange a time between 2pm and 7pm.
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Location

The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 3BL

Event Fees:


£ 0.00

Ignite | Game Academy

Monday, Feb 12, 2018 - Friday, Feb 16, 2018

Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Make a computer game! Over a 5 day period you will learn how to design computer game sprites, characters and fantastic environments, discover how to programme game events and publish online for the whole world to enjoy!  This is a great opportunity for young people with wild imaginations, stories to tell and an eye for design. No experience of computer programming required. For ages 13 and above.
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Location

Brewhouse Theatre
Coal Orchard
Taunton, Somerset TA1 1JL

Event Fees:


£ 0.00

Family Connections | Shadow Puppet Theatre

Thursday, Feb 15, 2018 -

Time: 2:00pm - 4:30pm

Create a shadow puppet theatre show with storyteller Frances Harrison… Watch one we made before here… This activity is ideal for children aged 6 - 10 years. No previous experience needed.Please note that to participate a child must be accompanied by a parent/carer and vice versa. Family Connections is our award-winning family learning strand...
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Location

The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 3BL

Event Fees:


£ 5.00

Family Connections | Swede 'Pirates of the Caribbean'

Thursday, Feb 15, 2018 -

Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm

To 'swede' a film means to re-create a trailer, scene, or movie with untrained actors and low-budget props. Join us as we recreate as many1370586.Family-Connections-Logo moments, lines and scenes from The Pirates of the Caribbean as we can in this short, fast and fun session. You can watch one we've made previously at a public event here... This activity is ideal for children aged 8 - 13 years. No previous experience needed.Please note that to participate a child must be accompanied by a parent/carer and vice versa. Family Connections is our award-winning family learning strand...
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Location

The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 3BL

Event Fees:


£ 5.00

Film | Engine Room Film Club for 9 - 14 year olds

Wednesday, Feb 28, 2018 -

Time: 4:30pm - 6:00pm

A film club especially for young people aged  9 - 14 years. This is your chance to watch, discuss and review great films... please note that after the film there will be a 15 minute fun discussion or short activity. The Film we'll be showing has yet to be decided (come to the screening on January 31st  to choose which film will be shown). Membership of the club is free - please note on first attendance a parent, grandparent or carer will be asked to sign a membership form. Doors open 4pm for 4.30pm start. FREE
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Location

The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 3BL

Event Fees:


£ 0.00

Film | Engine Room Film Club for 15 - 19 year olds

Wednesday, Feb 28, 2018 -

Time: 6:30pm - 8:45pm

A film club especially for young people aged  15 - 19 years. This is your chance to watch, discuss and review great films... please note that after the film there will be a 15 minute fun discussion or short activity. The Film we'll be showing has yet to be decided (come to the screening on January 31st  to choose which film will be shown). Membership of the club is free - please note on first attendance a parent, grandparent or carer will be asked to sign a membership form. Doors open 6pm for 6.30pm start. FREE
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Location

The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 3BL

Event Fees:


£ 0.00

Ignite | Creative Network

Wednesday, Feb 28, 2018 -

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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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Location

The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 3BL

Event Fees:


£ 0.00 Free