Chapter receive funding for film-making masterclasses that will honour late Cardiff city planner Ewart Parkinson OBE

Posted on: 20 Jan 2017

Chapter will be able to run a series of industry led film-making masterclasses for young people thanks to funding from the Brainwave Trust.

The three year project will teach groups of young people aged 13-19 aspects of filmmaking such as animation, cinematography, scriptwriting, film language, film history and editing, and then participants will put into practice what they have learned by making their own short films. These films will then go up against submissions from other young people in a series of awards named after the late Ewart Parkinson OBE, the highly respected city planner and engineer.

Chapter’s Development Director, Elaina Johnson, comments:

“Chapter is delighted to have received this generous donation from the Brainwave Trust.  Ewart was a much respected individual in Cardiff who played a pivotal role in shaping the city as we know it today and we will be using this funding to carry out film-making workshops for 13 to 19 year olds.  Providing opportunities for future generations was a key area of interest for Ewart and we will make three cash awards per year for the best films in three separate categories, an added incentive for the young people who participate in the project to make and submit films.  We’re delighted to be carrying out this work in Ewart’s name.”

Elaina Johnson

Ewart’s three children Veronica, Mike and Mark, were there to see Brainwave Trust Trustees David Skilton and Pauline Lomax, present a cheque to Chapter Chair Elin Wyn and Learning and Participation Manager Matt Beere on 17 January. Unable to attend the launch, Richard Norton, the third Brainwave Trustee sent his best wishes for the programme:

“The Brainwave Trust is about developing and nurturing creativity in young people.  Ewart certainly would have approved of this programme.”

Richard Norton

The first masterclasses will run in April, and further information will be available soon.

Above, L to R: Chapter Chair, Elin Wyn; Brainwave Trust Trustee, Pauline Lomax; Chapter Learning and Participation Manager, Matt Beere; Ewart Parkinson's three children Veronica Johnston, Mike and Mark. Photo: Jon Pountney.

Top, L to R: Chapter Chair, Elin Wyn; Brainwave Trust Trustee, Pauline Lomax; Chapter Learning and Participation Manager, Matt Beere; Brainwave Trust Trustee, David Skilton. Photo: Jon Pountney.

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