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Ignite | Game Academy


Monday, Feb 12, 2018 - Friday, Feb 16, 2018Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
FULLY BOOKED... 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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Brewhouse Theatre
Coal Orchard
Taunton, Somerset
Event Fees:

£ 0.00

Pop Up Engine Room | Digital Photography


Friday, Mar 23, 2018 - Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
We recognise that not everyone can get to Bridgwater to access The Engine Room so we aim to offer the regular activities held at there to as many people as we can in Somerset through Pop Up events. This time we’re taking up residence at the recently opened digital resource, The Holman Hub at Cross Chapel Tea Rooms , South Cadbury, thanks to support from South Somerset District Council. The cost is reduced for those interested in accessing the Holman Hub. This sessions is a chance to get off 'auto' and learn how to shoot portraits, working with a professional model... Please let us know if you have access requirements as this venue has a number of steps.   Further Information What you need to bring: You don't need to bring anything, although you may want to bring: 1 - Notepad & Pen 2 - appropriate clothing for being outdoors for up to an hour. 3 - Your own DSLR or Bridge camera, please do not bring a point and click camera. What this session will cover: In this 2.5 hour session the first hour we will cover the DSLR camera's buttons, menus and functions, mainly focusing on Shutter Speed, Aperture & ISO so that you can begin to shoot the style of image that you like, rather than the camera being on Auto and making these choices for you. We will then be joined by a model, and go out as a group, each taking turns to work with him/her, while at the same time continuing to be able to ask questions and gain further info. We will then return to The Chapel for the final half an hour and look at some basic editing of your photos in either Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop. What you'll learn: You'll learn about framing & composition, working with natural/available light, how to get your photos sharp & in focus, how to work with a model as a subject and understand better what your camera is doing at all times.  
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The Holman Hub
Chapel Cross Tea Rooms
Parish Hill, South Cadbury, Nr Yeovil, Somerset
Event Fees:

Holman Hub Discounted Fee £ 10.00

Pop Up Engine Room | Archive Drop In


Friday, Mar 23, 2018 - Time: 2:00pm - 4:30pm
We recognise that not everyone can get to Bridgwater to access The Engine Room so we aim to offer the regular activities held at there to as many people as we can in Somerset through Pop Up events. This time we’re taking up residence at the recently opened digital resource, The Holman Hub at Cross Chapel Tea Rooms , South Cadbury, thanks to support from South Somerset District Council. This drop in session (no need to book) is an opportunity to scan photographs, digitise your home movies on VHS or 8mm, or simply find out more about what's on offer at the Holman Hub.  
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The Holman Hub
Chapel Cross Tea Rooms
Parish Hill, South Cadbury, Nr. Yeovil, Somerset
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Pop Up Engine Room | Generation Youtube


Saturday, Mar 24, 2018 - Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
We recognise that not everyone can get to Bridgwater to access The Engine Room so we aim to offer the regular activities held at there to as many people as we can in Somerset through Pop Up events. This time we’re taking up residence at the recently opened digital resource, The Holman Hub at Cross Chapel Tea Rooms , South Cadbury, thanks to support from South Somerset District Council. This session is for those aged 13 - 18 and is FREE for those interested in accessing the Holman Hub resource.. Thinking about vlogging your life or creating brand new content to broadcast? Need advice on how to do so safely and effectively? Already got a Youtube but want to increase your subscribers? This is the session for you! Further Information In advance: Subscribe to our channel www.youtube.com/somersetfilm. If you already have a Youtube channel, send the link to Deborah@somersetfilm.com so we can take a look in advance and make suggestions on the course. What you will need to bring: Pen for making notes (not essential). What this activity will cover: Defining your audience and content, how to manage your audience and the information you reveal about yourself, optimising for searches, troubleshooting production techniques, and promoting your channel. What you will learn: Tools within the creator studio including playlists, tags, end screen & annotations, how to identify your target audience and how to use your analytics to shape your content.
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The Holman Hub
Chapel Cross Tea Rooms
Parish Hill, South Cadbury, Nr yeovil, Somerset
Event Fees:

Discounted Fee for Holman Hub £ 0.00

Belong in Bridgwater | Exhibition


Monday, Jul 16, 2018 - Saturday, Jul 28, 2018Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
What does it mean to…Belong in Bridgwater A Bridgwater Town Council Project, delivered by Somerset Film and Supported by Big Lottery Fund Since the start of 2018, we have worked on the Belonging in Bridgwater project which has helped strengthen community ties as the town negotiates this time of rapid growth and change. We worked with local communities to explore what it means to 'Belong in Bridgwater'. What it means to belong in the town, and to be part of the local community? And equally, what does it feel like if you feel that you do not belong? What makes Bridgwater feel like home to you?  Somerset Film has supported the project by creating opportunities for local people from all backgrounds and of all ages to share their stories and experiences on film and tape and to reflect on what it means to belong here. Join us at The Engine Room this July to discover what reflections were made at our exciting interactive, digital exhibition. Also! add your own thoughts and share what it means to you to belong here... No need to book just pop in! Open 10am until 4pm Monday to Friday and at Bridgwater Quayside Festival on Saturday 21st July 2018  
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
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Production Advice Sessions


Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018 - Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Got an idea for a film but don’t know where to start? Book a one-hour session.   More details to follow - thank you for your patience...
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

Session Cost £ 0.00

Pop Up Engine Room | Archive Drop In


Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018 - Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
We recognise that not everyone can get to Bridgwater to access The Engine Room so we aim to offer the regular activities held at there to as many people as we can in Somerset through Pop Up events. This time we’re taking up residence at the recently opened digital resource, The Holman Hub at Cross Chapel Tea Rooms , South Cadbury, thanks to support from South Somerset District Council. This drop in session (no need to book) is an opportunity to scan photographs, digitise your home movies on VHS or 8mm, or simply find out more about what's on offer at the Holman Hub.  
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The Holman Hub
Chapel Cross Tea Rooms
Parish Hill, South Cadbury, Nr. Yeovil, Somerset
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Script Surgery


Saturday, Jul 7, 2018 - Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Got a script you're working on and need some feedback? Scriptwriter Richard Addison will read your script (max. 10 pages A4) in advance, prepare notes and then provide feedback during a 60 minute one to one session on Saturday 7th July. Book your place and send your script to info@somersetfilm.com - we will then be in touch to book your session with Richard.
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

Fee £ 80.00

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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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
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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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
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 is The Pirates! In an adventure with Scientists 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
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 is The Perks of Being a Wallflower 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
Event Fees:

£ 0.00

Ignite | Creative Network


Wednesday, Feb 28, 2018 - 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

Film | Prince of Eqypt


Thursday, Mar 8, 2018 - Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
FULLY BOOKED  FREE film screening for schools.... In support of International Women’s Day, we will be hosting a special screening of The Prince of Egypt. Directed by Brenda Chapman, the first woman to direct an animated feature from a major studio, this animated film tells the story of Egyptian Prince Moses who embarks on a quest to free his people. The screening has made possible thanks to Into Film. Spaces are limited so please contact natalie@somersetfilm.com directly to book your seats.
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

£ 0.00

Event | Creative Network


Wednesday, Mar 28, 2018 - Time: 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Network with other artists or watch our guest speaker via Facebook live. More detail to follow - thank you for your patience...
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

Ticket £ 0.00

Activity | Mini-Film School


Thursday, Apr 5, 2018 - Friday, Apr 6, 2018Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
…For ages 13 – 16. Come and call the shots to make a short scripted drama written by Richard Addison. Further Information In advance: Watch this short film or others on our Youtube Channel. What you will need to bring: Lunch or money to buy lunch. Participation form signed by your parents. We may shoot outside on location so please bring a coat. What this activity will cover: Film production including directing, camera operation, clapper boarding, sound recording and acting. What you will learn / develop: How to use a range of film production equipment and how to work effectively as a team on a film shoot.
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

Standard £ 40.00

Film | Anime Special


Saturday, Apr 7, 2018 - Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
…For ages 9 – 14. Love Anime and Manga? Join our young peoples film club and watch Arrietty (Cert U) then create your own Manga character. With INTO Film
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

Ticket £ 0.00

Film | Anime Special


Saturday, Apr 7, 2018 - Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
…For ages 9 – 14. Love Anime and Manga? Join our young peoples film club and watch Arrietty (Cert U) then create your own Manga character. With INTO Film
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

Ticket £ 0.00

Exhibition | Mary Thompson


Monday, Mar 19, 2018 - Thursday, Mar 29, 2018Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
An autobiography in pictures and sound. Mary Thompson is an artist based in Burnham-on-Sea. Over the course of her involvement with Ignite Somerset, our Arts Council supported programme, she has developed a range of creative digital skills. Her participation in the monthly Creative Network events, held at The Engine Room, has ensured she connects with other artists and benefits from their guidance and steering, which has been particularly useful in her preparation for this exhibition. This exhibition represents a moment in Mary’s practice where she reflects on her own childhood, recalling memories through sketches and spoken word.
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

Entry £ 0.00

Event | Junction


Thursday, Apr 12, 2018 - 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 or get feedback on work in progress. If you have a short film you’d like screened then let us know. Refreshments are available during the evening including wine and nibbles! Donations welcome.
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

£ 0.00

Lens Captains | Filmmaking Club


Tuesday, Apr 17, 2018 - Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
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: £45 for six sessions Dates: April 17 | 24 May 1 | 8 | 15 | 22 Further information In advance: Watch one we’ve made previously. What you will need to bring: Your imagination! Depending on the story we may need you to bring in some props. What this activity will cover: All stages of short film production from how to form a story to filming and acting! What you will learn / develop: How to use a camera / recording equipment, how to storyboard and use editing software.
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

Course Fee £ 45.00

Course | Film in a Day


Saturday, Apr 21, 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
Event Fees:

Concession £ 45.00
Standard £ 65.00

Ignite | Creative Network


Wednesday, Apr 25, 2018 - Time: 5:00pm - 7:30pm
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 to our e-bulletins for updates on guest artists. Alternatively, watch our guest speaker via Facebook live...
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

Free £ 0.00

Film | Into Film Club for ages 9 - 14


Saturday, May 5, 2018 - Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm
For ages 9 – 14. Join our FREE monthly film club. Enjoy feature films old and new - as chosen by YOU! Vote to choose which film is shown here! We'll announce the winning film on April 7th.   Parents Information: Into Film is a British Film Institute funded activity. It aims to  make a wide range of films available to young people, which challenge, unite, educate, amaze and inspire. Normally we will show films that are suitable for your children's age but from time to time we may show a higher certification than your child's age group which we deem suitable and appropriate. For example a PG rating. On your child's first visit we will ask you to sign a consent form and they will receive a membership card to show each time they attend. After each film we try to include a very short film-related fun activity.
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Location

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

Ticket £ 0.00

Film | Into Film Club for ages 15 - 19


Saturday, May 5, 2018 - Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
For ages 15 – 19. Join our FREE monthly film club. Enjoy feature films old and new - as chosen by YOU! Vote to choose which film is shown here! We'll announce the winning film on April 7th.   Parents Information: Into Film is a British Film Institute funded activity. It aims to  make a wide range of films available to young people, which challenge, unite, educate, amaze and inspire. Normally we will show films that are suitable for your children's age but from time to time we may show a higher certification than your child's age group which we deem suitable and appropriate. For example a PG rating. On their first visit we will ask you to sign a consent form and they will receive a membership card to show each time they attend.
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

Ticket £ 0.00

Course | Photography for the Transgender Community


Thursday, May 17, 2018 - Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Discover more about digital photography through the creation of portraits, particularly self-portraits, working with professional photographer Richard Tomlinson. We will open the workshop with a very brief group discussion about the purpose and process of the photography session, in particular how (and why) participants want to be represented through photographs. We will then split the group into sessions - each session will involve two participants. Dressing room facilities and a make up artist will be available. Register and further details will be sent to you. This activity is part of two events to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, supported by Arts Council England and in association with Unite Somerset Community and Unite South West. LGBT equality
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

Course Fee £ 0.00

Film | LGBT Britain


Thursday, May 17, 2018 - Time: 7:30pm - 9:45pm
LGBT equalityTo mark International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, in association with Unite Somerset Community and Unite South West. Britain’s LGBT history is the inspiring subject for this collection of archive films from the BFI. Featuring moving and fascinating films spanning 1909 to 1994, the screening programme documents a century in which homosexuality went from crime to Pride, via decades of profoundly courageous activism, and the shifting attitudes to LGBT people and their rights throughout a time of explosive social change. It includes some of the earliest known representations of LGBT people on screen, the collection includes a 1925 film on ‘Cutie Cattaro’, a boxer more interested in flirting than fighting and a drag queen, ‘Percy’ competing for a prize in 1909. Later films explore the struggles and identity politics of the ‘80s and ‘90s, including early AIDS victims recounting their painful experiences, and the fight for transgender rights in the European Court. Cert PG | 85 mins | Director: Various Please Note: This film contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy. Doors Open 7pm. Watch the trailer:
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

Ticket £ 3.00
Solidarity Ticket £ 10.00

Course | Digital Photography


Saturday, May 19, 2018 - Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Get off auto and learn how to shoot portraits, working with a professional model...   Further Information What you need to bring: You don't need to bring anything, although you may want to bring: 1 - Notepad & Pen 2 - appropriate clothing for being outdoors for up to an hour. 3 - Your own DSLR or Bridge camera, please do not bring a point and click camera. What this session will cover: In this 3 hour session the first hour we will cover the DSLR camera's buttons, menus and functions, mainly focusing on Shutter Speed, Aperture & ISO so that you can begin to shoot the style of image that you like, rather than the camera being on Auto and making these choices for you. We will then be joined by a model, and go out onto the streets as a group, each taking turns to work with him/her, while at the same time continuing to be able to ask questions ad gain further info. We will then return to The Engine Room for the final hour and look at some basic editing of your photos in either Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop. What you'll learn: You'll learn about framing & composition, working with natural/available light, how to get your photos sharp & in focus, how to work with a model as a subject and understand better what your camera is doing at all times.  
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Location

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

Course Fee £ 45.00
Conc. £ 35.00

Course | Adobe Lightroom


Saturday, May 19, 2018 - Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Learn about this essential piece of software for photographers. Basic computer skills are required for this course. Further Information What you'll need to bring: 1 - You may wish to bring some RAW photos of your own to work on once we have covered the basics. 2 - A notepad & pen. What this session will cover: In this introduction to Lightroom we will learn how to import & organise your photos. We will then begin to cover all of the main attributes of editing a photo, exposure, contrast, colour, sharpening, cropping, black & white etc etc. We will then look a little further into some slightly more advanced techniques such as removing parts of the photo you may not want i.e. a road sign or post which may be sticking out of someones head. We will then look at finally exporting your photos and posting them to people via social media or email. You may not know the power of Adobes Lightroom but once you begin you will wonder how you managed without it, allowing you to always release the full potential of any photo you take.
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Location

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

Course Fee £ 40.00
Conc. £ 30.00

Activity | Tekno Geeks, Yeovil


Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - Friday, Jun 1, 2018Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
For ages 13 – 18. Where imagination, science and sound combines.... Come and build a unique musical instrument.   Supported by Arts Council England.   More details, including location, to follow - thanks for your patience.
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To be confirmed but in Yeovil!!

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Event Fees:

Free £ 0.00

Event | Creative Network


Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - Time: 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Network with other artists or watch our guest speaker via Facebook live. More detail to follow - thank you for your patience...
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Location

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

Ticket £ 0.00

Film | Into Film Club for ages 9 - 14


Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 - Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm
For ages 9 – 14. Join our FREE monthly film club. Enjoy feature films old and new - as chosen by YOU! Vote to choose which film is shown here! We'll announce the winning film on May 5th.   Parents Information: Into Film is a British Film Institute funded activity. It aims to  make a wide range of films available to young people, which challenge, unite, educate, amaze and inspire. Normally we will show films that are suitable for your children's age but from time to time we may show a higher certification than your child's age group which we deem suitable and appropriate. For example a PG rating. On your child's first visit we will ask you to sign a consent form and they will receive a membership card to show each time they attend. After each film we try to include a very short film-related fun activity.
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Location

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

Ticket £ 0.00

Film | Into Film Club for ages 15 - 19


Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 - Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
For ages 15 – 19. Join our FREE monthly film club. Enjoy feature films old and new - as chosen by YOU! Vote to choose which film is shown here! We'll announce the winning film on May 5th.   Parents Information: Into Film is a British Film Institute funded activity. It aims to  make a wide range of films available to young people, which challenge, unite, educate, amaze and inspire. Normally we will show films that are suitable for your children's age but from time to time we may show a higher certification than your child's age group which we deem suitable and appropriate. For example a PG rating. On their first visit we will ask you to sign a consent form and they will receive a membership card to show each time they attend.
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

Ticket £ 0.00

Film | NEW Film Club


Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 - Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
A brand new film club will be launching this autumn. Come and watch this preview screening to find out more… Film title and certification details to follow - put the date in your diary!! Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm screening.   Ticket cost tbc
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

To Be Confirmed £ 8.00

Course | Film in a Day


Friday, Jun 15, 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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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

Concession £ 45.00
Standard £ 65.00

Course | Youtube for Businesses


Friday, Jun 15, 2018 - Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Learn how to vlog your expertise or use Youtube to promote your products to promote your business. More details to follow - thank you for your patience...
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

Course Fee £ 45.00

Course | Wordpress.com


Friday, Jun 22, 2018 - 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 which involves self-hosting. Confused? Give us a call!
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

Standard £ 40.00
Concession £ 30.00

Film | Into Film Club for ages 15 - 19


Saturday, Jul 7, 2018 - Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
For ages 15 – 19. Join our FREE monthly film club. Enjoy feature films old and new - as chosen by YOU! Vote to choose which film is shown here! We'll announce the winning film on June 2nd.   Parents Information: Into Film is a British Film Institute funded activity. It aims to  make a wide range of films available to young people, which challenge, unite, educate, amaze and inspire. Normally we will show films that are suitable for your children's age but from time to time we may show a higher certification than your child's age group which we deem suitable and appropriate. For example a PG rating. On their first visit we will ask you to sign a consent form and they will receive a membership card to show each time they attend.
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

Ticket £ 0.00

Event | Creative Network


Wednesday, Jun 27, 2018 - Time: 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Network with other artists or watch our guest speaker via Facebook live. More detail to follow - thank you for your patience...
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

Ticket £ 0.00

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


Saturday, Jul 7, 2018 - Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm
For ages 9 – 14. Join our FREE monthly film club. Enjoy feature films old and new - as chosen by YOU! Vote to choose which film is shown here! We'll announce the winning film on June 2nd. Parents Information: Into Film is a British Film Institute funded activity. It aims to  make a wide range of films available to young people, which challenge, unite, educate, amaze and inspire. Normally we will show films that are suitable for your children's age but from time to time we may show a higher certification than your child's age group which we deem suitable and appropriate. For example a PG rating. On your child's first visit we will ask you to sign a consent form and they will receive a membership card to show each time they attend. After each film we try to include a very short film-related fun activity.
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
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Event | Quayside Festival


Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 - Time: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
We’re opening our doors as part of this one day free festival and celebration in the centre of Bridgwater. Come along and get involved. No need to book... The Quayside Festival is managed by Fuse Performance and supported by Sedgemoor District Council and Bridgwater Town Council. For further information about the day click here. For a taste of what you can expect watch this short film from last year's event:  
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
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Event | Creative Network


Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018 - Time: 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Network with other artists or watch our guest speaker via Facebook live. More detail to follow - thank you for your patience...
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
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Ticket £ 0.00

Activity | Mini-Film School


Monday, Jul 30, 2018 - Tuesday, Jul 31, 2018Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
…For ages 13 – 16. Come and call the shots to make a short scripted drama.   Further Information In advance: Watch this short film or others on our Youtube Channel. What you will need to bring: Lunch or money to buy lunch. Participation form signed by your parents. We may shoot outside on location so please bring a coat. What this activity will cover: Film production including directing, camera operation, clapper boarding, sound recording and acting. What you will learn / develop: How to use a range of film production equipment and how to work effectively as a team on a film shoot.
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

Standard £ 40.00

Activity | Radio Academy


Thursday, Aug 2, 2018 - Friday, Aug 3, 2018Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
…For ages 13 – 16. Create and record a one-hour programme for broadcast online…   Further Information In advance: Have a listen to a wide range of radio programmes if you can – Radio Four has a huge selection to listen to. What you will need to bring: Lunch or money to buy lunch. Participation form signed by your parents. What this session will cover: Developing ideas for radio, writing scripts, recording and editing. We are also hoping to pay a visit to the studio at Sedgemoor FM. What you will learn/develop: How to record and edit audio | How to upload to a podcasting platform | Develop presenter / speaking & listening skills.
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

Cost £ 40.00

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


Saturday, Aug 4, 2018 - Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm
For ages 9 – 14. Join our FREE monthly film club. Enjoy feature films old and new - as chosen by YOU! Vote to choose which film is shown here! We'll announce the winning film on July 7th. Parents Information: Into Film is a British Film Institute funded activity. It aims to  make a wide range of films available to young people, which challenge, unite, educate, amaze and inspire. Normally we will show films that are suitable for your children's age but from time to time we may show a higher certification than your child's age group which we deem suitable and appropriate. For example a PG rating. On your child's first visit we will ask you to sign a consent form and they will receive a membership card to show each time they attend. After each film we try to include a very short film-related fun activity.
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
Event Fees:

£ 0.00

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


Saturday, Aug 4, 2018 - Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
For ages 15 – 19. Join our FREE monthly film club. Enjoy feature films old and new - as chosen by YOU! Vote to choose which film is shown here! We'll announce the winning film on July 7th. Parents Information: Into Film is a British Film Institute funded activity. It aims to  make a wide range of films available to young people, which challenge, unite, educate, amaze and inspire. Normally we will show films that are suitable for your children's age but from time to time we may show a higher certification than your child's age group which we deem suitable and appropriate. For example a PG rating. On their first visit we will ask you to sign a consent form and they will receive a membership card to show each time they attend.
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
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£ 0.00

Activity | Game Academy


Monday, Aug 6, 2018 - Friday, Aug 10, 2018Time: 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. FREE for those who have not previously attended our Game Academy otherwise the fee is £40.
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The Engine Room
50-52 High Street
Bridgwater, Somerset
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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

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