Yesterday the library had its first taste of being used as a location for film, and I got the feeling that the newly restored library enjoyed her moment in the limelight! This was no big budget blockbuster, but a group of Year 8 girls from the Weald of Kent Grammar School who had been tasked with filming some scenes from Philip Pullman’s The Northern Lights for their English homework.
I was very impressed with how well prepared the girls were. They came with all the costume changes they needed, and various props. They borrowed a few things from us too, like a decanter, wine glass, and some salt – when one of the characters was given some poison! They were hard at work for nearly three hours. I hope their teacher appreciates how hard they worked. But they looked like they were having lots of fun too. Here is a photo of the girls filming a scene where the characters were talking about ‘dust’. The memory of reading the trilogy came flooding back to me!