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Film Club for 11-16s APPLY NOW

Young people with a flair for film, creativity or digital technologies are encouraged to apply to a new, free filmmaking club for 11 to 16-year-olds that launches in the New Year. You must be from the Barrow Borough area to apply.

The weekly Cooke’s Crew club will be held in the evenings at Cooke’s Studios at 104, Abbey Road on Wednesday evenings from 5.30pm until 7.30pm, starting on January 14th, 2015.

Participants will work with professional filmmakers to get hands-on experience in the different processes of making a film – from ideas generation and scriptwriting to production, set design, camera, sound and editing. They will also have the chance to gain recognised qualifications in the form of Bronze Arts Awards.

Club-goers are currently putting the finishing touches to a second film, a live-action puppet short called Ninja Sue which will premiere at Signal Film and Media’s Cooke’s Cinema family Christmas screening of Labyrinth on Wed 17th Dec, 5pm. Barrow-based puppeteer Julie Westwood, who works on Lazy Town and The Hoobs, will be doing a pre-film Q & A session about her work.

The new Cooke’s Crew filmmaking club will run for 10 weeks from 14th January to 17th April 2015. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 7th January 2015. To find out more or apply for a place, log on to or email

Cooke’s Crew recent filmmaking project: ‘Ninja Sue’

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