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Making It In Music
« on: September 26, 2013, 05:17:00 PM »

Calling all filmmakers, musicians, producers and songwriters – if you fancy something other than trick or treating this Halloween then prepare to be spooked. Belfast’s Christian Brothers School has teamed up with creative media experts Giga Training to offer 30 young people, from West Belfast, the opportunity to take part in a FREE, exciting film and music project.

The programme, which will take place Monday 28th October – Friday 1st November at CBS School, will provide participants, aged 14 – 16 yrs, with hands on experience in film making, studio production, rock band song writing & performance. Teams will be created for each area with the aim of working towards writing and recording original music as well as filming an accompanying music video. The programme will finish with a showcase event which will include a screening of the music films and a performance of the music created during the programme.

Participants will also get the opportunity to get involved in a number of career advice sessions focusing on the Creative Industries.  Industry experts will be on hand to answer questions, offer guidance and tips on how to make a career in the music and film making industry. 
Tom  Armstrong, Headmaster of Christian Brothers School, said:
 “ We are delighted to be working in partnership with Giga Training to offer young people, 14-16 yrs, with the opportunity to take part in this very unique programme.  Not only will participants receive top quality training but they will have the opportunity to talk to industry professionals and get inside tips about what it takes to make it in this competitive business.”
John Walls, from Giga Training, added:
 “ This Halloween programme is an amazing opportunity for anyone interested in the music and film  industry.  Not only will our expert trainers guide and support participants using the very best equipment but will offer their expert advice and knowledge on what it takes to make it in the industry. No experience is required and all equipment will be provided. No doubt this will be a popular programme so my advice would be to book your place now.”
Frank Hewitt, Big Lottery Fund NI Chair, said:
“I am delighted that we have been able to support the school in this exciting film and music project through our Awards for All programme.  Awards for All funds projects that help bring about positive changes in communities and develop skills.  This school is a great example of that and I would like to congratulate them.”
For further information and online application visit  Spaces are strictly limited to 36 so early registration is essential.