Our film unit was formed in 2010 with the help of Renaissance East Midlands' MuBu scheme. Our first project was a series of films about life in Ashby in the year 2010. The hope is that this will be of interest and value to people in generations to come as well as being of interest to visitors and residents today. Below are examples of some of the films we have made.
1. Shopping in Ashby
A film about shopping in Ashby showing the contrast between the modern supermarket and some of the more traditional shops in the town.
3. Pithiviers Twinning Association
5. Ashby Agricultural Show (Part 2)
7. The Gardeners: A film about Ashby Open Gardens
and Ashby Allotments
11. Remembrance Sunday
This film shows some of the special activities in Market Street, the Craft Fair in Legion House, Concordia Choir and a Street Party to celebrate the switching on of the Christmas lights
2. Working in Ashby
A film about places of work in Ashby showing mainly the business parks
4. Ashby Agricultural Show (Part 1)
8. The Coming of Autumn (Ashby Statutes)
10. Ashby Arts Festival
12. The Venture Theatre's Production of Rebecca
A film about Ashby's succesful amateur dramatics group and their base at the Venture Theatre in North Street.
The project was led by Dr Wendy Freer, historian, ICT Consultant Trainer, experienced film-maker. Website: wendyfreer.org.uk Co-director of the project was Mary Barker of Ashby Venture Theatre.