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Pedals and petals at The Hidden Gardens

Outdoor film screening at The Hidden Gardens
Outdoor film screening at The Hidden Gardens

Update 1/12/14 – Mandela Celebration Film now online

We had a great night last night at our bike-powered film screening. It was fantastic to see the films, which documented the excitement of the Commonwealth Youth Dance Festival and our Mandela Celebration, and in the case of the Commonwealth Youth Dance film, to be reminded of sunny summer weather!

Many thanks to the young film-makers, our volunteers, and everyone who came along for the screening, discussion, and delicious food. For those of you who couldn’t make it along, we’ll be uploading the films to our website next month. Keep your eyes peeled!

Bike-powered Film Screening at The Hidden Gardens

Flyer for our twilight bike-powered film screening
Flyer for our twilight bike-powered film screening

Thursday 23 October, 5-7pm
The Hidden Gardens
Free!

Join us for a twilight bike-powered film premiere, followed a discussion and home-made soup, at The Hidden Gardens

Produced by local young people, these short films depict community events that took place in The Hidden Gardens over the summer: our Mandela Celebration, and the Commonwealth Youth Dance Festival. The screenings will be followed by a lively discussion over tasty homemade soup, made by our Cultural Cookery volunteers!

The young film makers have captured the atmosphere and significance of the two recent events: our Mandela Celebration, a celebration of volunteering; and the Commonwealth Youth Dance Festival in which 500 young people from across the Commonwealth performed in Tramway and the Hidden Gardens. The films have common themes of ‘welcome’, ‘friendship’ and ‘peaceful togetherness’.

The discussion will include time for us all to reflect on the impact of the ‘call to action’ launched at the Mandela Celebration to “Pledge 67 minutes to your community through volunteering”. We will be asking what are the needs of the community that volunteering can fulfil, what creative ways there are to use volunteers, and what action people want to take next. We hope you can join us for this fascinating event.

Please note: This is an outdoor event, so please wear warm clothes
Booking is recommended. To book, please email administrator@thehiddengardens.org.uk

Commonwealth Youth Dance Festival performers in The Hidden Gardens

YDance's marquee in The Hidden Gardens for the Commonwealth Youth Dance Festival
YDance’s marquee in The Hidden Gardens for the Commonwealth Youth Dance Festival

It’s been exciting in The Hidden Gardens this week, as we welcomed the Commonwealth Youth Dance Festival performers to The Hidden Gardens. We’ve been cooking up a storm for them, and a lovely smell of food lingers in the air. Ahh!

Our Young Film-makers are documenting the event, and we look forward to sharing the footage with you soon.

A dancer's wish on our wishing trees
A dancer’s wish on our wishing trees

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