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The Engine Room Pops-Up in Wincanton

Monday 7 March 2016, 16:30
By Deb Richardson

The Balsam Centre and Wincanton Library are the venues for Somerset Film's activities

The Engine Room, a popular community media centre based in Bridgwater, is taking its regular activities on the road through a series of ‘pop-ups’ and next on the itinerary is Wincanton. The Engine Room is dedicated to empowering people through film and digital media and is managed by the charity Somerset Film.

From Monday 14th March 2016 The Engine Room will be taking up residence in various locations including Wincanton Library and the Balsam Centre, with a programme of support, workshops, screenings and installations to help you get creative.

Producer Deb Richardson said, “We’re conscious that not everyone can get to Bridgwater to access our services so we’re hoping that this could become a regular event in Wincanton. We’d encourage anyone who is interested in film and digital media to pop into one of our sessions to find out more about the sorts of activities we offer.

Activities around Wincanton will include:

Digital Photography | Mon 14 March, 10.00am – 12.30pm

Got a camera and never turned off auto? Having trouble transferring your files from the camera? Drop in and learn how. No booking required. Venue: Wincanton Library. Cost: FREE

Drop In | Tuesday 15 March, 12.00pm – 2.00pm

Advice on creative projects and digital technology. Come and see some of the archive film we’ve been able to digitize! No booking required. Venue: Loose Ends Café at the Balsam Centre. Cost: FREE

Adobe Photoshop Light Room | Fri 18 March, 2.30pm – 4.30pm

An introduction to this latest piece of creative software, which allows you to organize, edit and share your photographs. Booking required as limited places. Venue: Balsam Centre. Cost: FREE

Making Platform Games | Fri 18 March, 4.00pm – 5.30pm

This is an introduction to making platform games using Construct 2. It allows anyone to build games — no coding required! For ages 13 – 16. Venue: Wincanton Library. Cost: FREE

Film Screening: The Sound We See - A Somerset Symphony | Fri 18 March 7.00pm – 9.00pm

A spectacular cinematic journey celebrating the people and places of Somerset! Thirty-two emerging Somerset filmmakers collaborated to make this documentary using Super-8mm film, processed using tea, coffee and cider. Plus short films made by local filmmakers. The film will be followed by a Q&A. Venue: Balsam Centre. Cost: £3. Tickets available online (or on the door subject to availability).

To book for all events or to find out more, call 01278 433187 or visit

Pop-up Engine Room flyer


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