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Lights, Camera, Action!

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.

The cast and crew. From left to right: Lizzie, Becca, Izzy, Lois, Amy and Hope.

The cast and crew. From left to right: Lizzie, Becca, Izzy, Lois, Amy and Hope.

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!

Filming is underway

Filming is underway

 

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