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Newbury College students work with film and theatre makers on Museum of Listening

Corn Exchange collaboration one of 40 new UK projects

Trish Lee

Trish Lee

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NEWBURY College students are collaborating with award-winning theatre-maker Caroline Horton and filmmaker Rachel Bunce, in partnership with the Corn Exchange, on a new project – The Museum of Listening (The Work Edition).
One of 40 new projects taking place in and around 40 arts centres in the UK, Here and Now is a national and local celebration of culture within communities, supported by Arts Council England and Future Arts Centres and marking the National Lottery’s 25th birthday.

Throughout this month students are working with Caroline and Rachel to gather lived experiences from one another and from members of their household through home-filmed interviews. Caroline and Rachel will then edit and sculpt this material into a final piece to be shared online via the Corn Exchange website and other platforms.

Corn Exchange director Katy Griffiths said: “We are really excited to be working with students from Newbury College on The Museum of Listening (The Work Edition) and are thrilled to have artists such as award-winning theatre-maker
Caroline Horton and filmmaker Rachel Bunce curating the project.

“We can’t wait to see the outcome of all their work.”

The group participating have a variety of needs and abilities that will provide an interesting range of voices to the work.
The project involves the students telling their story, talking about and expressing their opinions on ‘work’ and what that means to them. They will be learning some basic camera skills to capture the footage that will then be crafted into a film by
Caroline and Rachel.

The project forms part of the students’ work experience and involves students from a wide range of vocational programmes at the college including foundation learning, music technology, art and creative media.

Steve Greenwood, who is responsible for employer engagement at Newbury College, said it was a fantastic opportunity for students to immerse themselves in the technical and creative aspects of this industry. “We hope this will become a prelude to more joint ventures, working with the Corn Exchange Newbury and other local businesses,” he said.

Visit www.cornexchangenew.com for more information about the project or email s-greenwood@newbury-college.ac.uk to talk about working with Newbury College and the collaborative opportunities for your business or community projects.

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