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Warm wishes in your return to school

Dear Eastside friends, Welcome to our March blog in which we send our WARMEST WISHES to our friends, partners, schools, students, young people and teachers across the country as we all prepare to make our return to school, college, university, workplaces and so on as society prepares to re-open.   At

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World Book Day Interview

As we gear up to celebrate World Book Day Eastside caught up with drama and storytelling facilitator Sarah Walcott. We asked her how she finds teaching remotely & quizzed her for some new & exciting tips on how to practically introduce set texts to students in a fun, creative way

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Merry Christmas from Eastside

What a year 2020 has been…for so many reasons it was a year to remember as well as a year to forget.  I am sure that everyone has had to work incredibly hard just to reach this point. I can honestly say that looking back over the year,  I feel

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Christmas Challenge 2020

Dear friends, I hope you are all keeping well at this time.  We are excited to let you know that Eastside is taking part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge.   This year has been a struggle for everyone and we know how hard young people have been hit, with their

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The Big Give Christmas Challenge

Dear friends, I hope you are all keeping well at this time.  We are excited to let you know that Eastside is taking part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge.   This year has been a struggle for everyone and we know how hard young people have been hit, with their

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My Females in Film Experience by Theresa Macharia

Females in Film is a 5 month mentoring programme specifically for up and coming female filmmakers and writers with a production budget. Theresa took part in the programme last year and Eastside asked her a few questions on how she found the experience. Theresa gave an insightful and honest view of

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Clean Break Inside This Box

FILMING CLEAN BREAK

In Spring 2020 Eastside Film Crew (a programme to develop young filmmakers aged 18-25) worked with Clean Break theatre company to document Inside This Box, a play staged at the Arcola and Omnibus theatres in London.  You can see a clip of show below. Since 1979, Clean Break has been

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It Always Feels Like The End of The World

Read about Charlotte and Clara’s experience and watch the short-film here. Charlotte Halpern: Making It Always Feels Like the End of the World was a great learning experience for me, and also a very surreal process to go through during a major world event. I came up with the idea

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WASTE

Read about James’s experience and watch the mini-documentary here. James Firth: Working with Eastside to make the three-minute short ‘Waste’ has been a supportive and transformative experience, challenging and improving my skills as a filmmaker. As my first real project as a writer/director, I had little experience in professionally pitching

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