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Shakespeare on Film project welcomes special guest!

Posted on 06th June 2016 | Cinemagic NewsPress Releases

The first of the Cinemagic 'Little Bard' Shakespeare on Film events took place at the weekend and the young participants had a surprise photo opportunity with The President of Ireland, Michael D.Higgins.

15 budding young filmmakers on the 'Little Bard' project, who were learning about Shakespeare and Film, were treated to a surprise visit from The President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, during his visit to The Ulster Museum on Saturday 4th June. The young people were working on story development and scriptwriting as part of a 'Script to Screen' 2-day workshop to create a short film inspired by the themes of Shakespeare. The young people had two days to create an original piece of work under the guidance of Cinemagic filmmakers and local author, Jan Carson. 

Cinemagic's ‘Little Bard’ season is part of BFI Presents: Shakespeare on Film, a UK-wide series of screenings and events celebrating the enormous impact the playwright’s life, work and legacy has had on cinema.

Over this month and next, Cinemagic will present a series of Shakespeare inspired films in Belfast for young people including the family animation ‘Gnomeo and Juliet’, on 11th June in Queen’s Film Theatre, (booking www.queensfilmtheatre.com) comedy drama ‘Bill’ featuring the cast of Horrible Histories and Yonderland (together playing 40 roles in the film), on 18th June in Queen’s Film Theatre (booking www.queensfilmtheatre.com) and the much loved Disney’s ‘The Lion King’, on 30th July, in The Ulster Museum (booking www.wegottickets.com).

Cinemagic's ‘Little Bard’ season is part of BFI Presents: Shakespeare on Film, a UK-wide series of screenings and events celebrating the enormous impact the playwright’s life, work and legacy has had on cinema.

Cinemagic’s Little Bard also presents  ‘Animation and Shakespeare’ with Barry Purves, on 12th June, in The Crescent Arts Centre (booking www.wegottickets.com)

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Press Information: Claire Shaw, Cinemagic Press and Marketing Officer, 028 90 311 900 claire@cinemagic.org.uk

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