Young people from Chatteris and Wisbech get the red carpet experience at the Light Cinema in Wisbech with World War II film project
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HomefromHome, a Heritage Lottery-funded project premiered a World War II film at the Wisbech Light Cinema.
Young people from Chatteris created and starred in the film about children evacuated into the town during the Second World War, with a script written by local writer David Johnson.
The Chatteris Youth Theatre worked with David during the development of the script and helped to build their characters.
The Thomas Clarkson students took on the challenge of creating the music for the film without even seeing the final screening and created a well-fitting soundtrack.
The film was watched by an audience of 160 people, consisting of family members, friends, community members and partners from other elements of the project including Chatteris Archives, Chatteris Museum, Cambridgeshire County Council.
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The event also included 1940’s entertainment from Back Two, refreshments relating to the time period and an array of artifacts courtesy of Colin Bedford
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Tim Nightingale, of 20Twenty Productions who made the film, said: “This was a fabulous project to be involved with.
“Filming was great fun and we are really grateful to the Ramsey Rural Museum and 1940’s camp for providing the set and props.
“The young people worked really hard, and above all learnt a lot more about what it was like to live in a rural town during the war.”
The film will be part of a primary school resource pack which supports the legacy of the project.
There will also be an exhibition at Chatteris Museum open from Saturday 30 January.
Two further free-of-charge showings of the film will take place on Friday 12 February at the King Edward Centre, Chatteris, from 6pm, and on 24 February at March Town Hall from 2pm.
To book in advance due to the limited amount of spaces, contact Harry@20twentyproductions.co.uk or call 01354 652 769.