TV Fame for Southend Folk Orchestra

My 30-minute programme based on one of the most unique community groups in Southend, the Yardarm Folk Orchestra, is scheduled for its final broadcast tonight. It will feature on Sky 539 and Virgin 233 at 9.30pm. “Yardarm Folk” was selected by national broadcaster, The Community Channel to feature in their ‘Brilliant Britain’ season during October.

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VIPs Endorse “The Music Man” Documentary Launch for Mencap

Working with Mencap Music School over the last year has been an enlightening experience. I recently had the privilege of showcasing my work during a very special event for around 200 guests and VIPs, at the former Plaza cinema in Southend-on-Sea. It was a truly memorable occasion, marking the end of a very significant piece

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Mencap Documentary Available for Pre-Order

 “The Music Man” is my new full-length documentary following the remarkable achievements of Mencap Music School, a provision for individuals with a learning disability. Mencap Music School was set up between 2000-2001 by Cllr. David Stanley, a musician, teacher, author, fundraiser and composer.  Over the past decade, the school has developed a large following and has influenced

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Offshore Film Making on Southend Pier

The final days of summer may have rolled around all-too quickly, but there’s still time for one last weekend of family fun in the sun.   This coming weekend I will be offering free film making workshops on the end of Southend Pier.  The ‘Offshore’ event will provide a host of interactive arts activities for families

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Mencap Music School Documentary Nears Completion

With the new school term just underway, I am pleased to announce I am nearing completion of the much-anticipated documentary for Southend Mencap Music School. The film runs for a full hour and provides a fascinating insight into the wonderful work of David Stanley and his music school.  The school enables individuals with a learning disability to socialise, learn

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New Documentary in Production

Last week I began filming for my latest documentary; a film following students of Southend Mencap music school as they prepare for their popular annual Christmas concerts and a forthcoming world-record attempt. The school was founded by Cllr. David Stanley, a charismatic, energetic and hugely talented composer and musician.  His vision was to set up regular music

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Southend Mencap Music School

I’m delighted to have now secured my next major project which is a documentary for Southend Mencap Music school. This is set to be an exciting piece of work, charting the progress of a group of music students with special educational needs as they rehearse for their annual Christmas concerts followed by a world record attempt set to

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Southend Celebrates Lottery Funded Beowulf Project

The Anglo Saxon World of Beowulf is a local arts, history and heritage project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.  Over the last year the project has involved students from six schools and has delivered a series of Beowulf-inspired history, art, creative writing and music workshops.  In addition, community groups worked with a professional cast

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Beowulf: Grendella’s Lament

The Anglo Saxon World of Beowulf is a funded arts, culture and heritage project developed by Pinpoint Create.  It has been running in Southend-on-Sea over several months, involving schools, community groups and a host of top-level creatives coming together to produce a memorable theatrical collaborative performance. I have been making a documentary following the project

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