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Solar Powered Workshops arrive at Waterfront

Young people aged between 11 and 19 are invited to an exciting new solar cinema event at the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea this week (10 to 14 August).

The unique mobile solar powered cinema has been created by Undercurrents with the help of local artist Jo Furlong and will be showing clips from the documentary - A Surfer's Guide to Climate Change.

As well as screening films, the Undercurrents crew will be hosting free workshops teaching media skills such as camerawork, sound recording and interviewing. Participants will also have an opportunity to question local people about their views on how to bring about a sustainable Wales in a live studio set-up.

The Welsh Assembly Government has sponsored the Swansea-based filmmaking collective to run the workshops in line with their new policy calling for Wales to be a One Planet Nation. After a successful event for 400 young people at the Liberty Stadium in July, Undercurrents are planning a series of workshops for young people across Wales.

Workshop leader Anne Gallagher said: "Filmmaking is fun - you meet new people and gain confidence. Undercurrents make it meaningful too by using the media to talk about how to live in a sustainable way."

The Film Agency for Wales have offered financial support for the screening initiative. Chief Executive, Pauline Burt said: "We are always pleased to be able to offer support to innovative exhibition projects that instil an interest and enthusiasm for and about film and a better appreciation of film literacy. The solar facility is a talking point in itself, and a particularly apt way to contextualise the themes the audience will be exploring."

The programme of workshops at the National Waterfront Museum will run from Monday 10 to Friday 14 August, 10am to 12pm and 1 to 3pm.

Places are limited so booking is essential and groups are welcome.

Contact (01792) 638950 to book.

Press contact: Marie Szymonski (01792) 638970 or email