Quick Flicks

Every year since 2015 we have held an annual event as part of Ashby Arts Festival in which we screen around six of the film dramas we have made during the year. Click the links below to see some of our previous Quick Flick films.

Quick Flicks 2015 Quick Flicks 2016

Quick Flicks 2017

Ann Ayre Hely of Ravenstone

This project resulted in a film which was a dramatisation of the life of Ann Ayre Hely, a Crimean War nurse from Ravenstone, a book about her, a temporary exhibition and a school resource pack. Ann is currently on the short list for a Leicestershire County Council Green Plaque. Please see our home page for voting details.
To find out more about this project click here.

Town Digital Heritage Trails

In 2016 we produced six digital heritage trails for Ashby using Historypin. Each trail takes visitors round the town on a different theme.
Click TOWN TRAILS to go to the trails.

Digital Story Telling

In February and March of 2014 we worked with members of the St Helen's Church community in Ashby to enable them to produce their own personal digital stories.

CLICK HERE to find out more about this project and see some of the stories produced.

 
 
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Work with schools

We have worked with Leicestershire County Council's Cetuntury of Stories team on two school projects to date.
CLICK HERE to see these projects
Our project Ann Ayre Hely, a Crimean War nurse from Ravenstone, included a school resource pack which was sent out to 24 primary schools in North West Leicestershire. The pack can be downloaded from our Ravenstone Project page.
Click here to find out more about our Ravenstone Project.

In 2013 and 2014 we also worked with Ashby Rising Stars Drama Group for teenagers and produced two films with them. These were:

2013. A Town Divided **** 2014. Charlie's War.

New Projects for 2016/18

We are currently working on the following film drama projects:
1. Grace Dieu Priory, a story about the tob of the foundress, Roesia de Verdon (working with the Friends of Grace Dieu Priory and Grace Dieu Manor School.)
2. Melton Carnegie Museum, a drama about Lord Waterford painting the town red. Working with two teenage museum volunteers.
3. Terror in the Trenches, another Century of Stories project with Maplewell Hall School.
4. Characters associated with St Helen's Church, working with St Helen's Church Heritage Officer and, hopefully, a local primary school.
5. Palitoy, working with a Coalville-based group to tell the story of this famous toy manufacturer through drama, animation and documentary. We are waiting to hear about funding for this project.
We are also planning the following documentary projects:
1. Community archaeology at St Helen's Church, Ashby.
2. Philip Bent, a First World War hero, a documentary for Ashby de la Zouch Museum.
3. Boot and shoe manufacture in Hinckley and District for Hinckley and District Museum.

 

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