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Pipe up! project screened at deaffest

Five budding young filmmakers who took part in THSH?s Pipe Up! project saw their short film ?The Naughty Robber? screened at Young Deaffest.

The children, who attend the Hearing Impaired Unit at Howes Community Primary School, took part in the Pipe Up! project co-ordinated by the Education and Community team at Town Hall and Symphony Hall. The project saw the youngsters visit Coventry Cathedral to find out more about the Pipe Organ and take part in workshops to put together a multi-media composition.

The children?s film ?The Naughty Robber? was scripted, filmed, acted and produced by the pupils and follows the story of Fast Fiona and the Strongest Man In The World as they chase a robber who has a neat trick of disappearing with stolen jewels.

The film was screened at the Light House Media Centre, Wolverhampton on Friday 28 November as part of Young Deaffest – the UK?s only Deaf-led Film and Television Festival, which celebrates the talents of UK and international Deaf filmmakers and media artists.

Howes Community Primary School teacher Lucy Carradine said, ?The children really enjoyed being part of the project and were so proud to show their films in assembly to the whole school. The staff were fantastic at communicating with the children so their deafness wasn?t a barrier to the activity.?

Town Hall and Symphony Hall Education Project Manager Liv James said, ?This is the first time a Pipe Up! project has taken place with a Hearing Impaired Group and the results were fantastic. It was brilliant to see the way the children reacted to the sounds of the Pipe Organ at Coventry Cathedral and it was a pleasure to work with such creative young people.?