The EVOC 150 team has been busy working with a diverse range of groups and individuals to uncover and reflect on the importance of charity and voluntary organisations and the third sector as a whole, as part of a celebration of 150 years of EVOC.
We approached Media Education’s weekly film club held in Dalry with the idea to deliver a workshop that explained the fascinating history of medical pioneer and suffragist, Elsie Inglis. The group then used archive materials, information and props to create two fantastic shorts films paying tribute to this historical figure.
Wide Variety of Skills
Shaun Glowa from Media Education said: “Media Education runs a young persons Film Club every Friday, where we watch, discuss and make films. We run practical film making challenges every week so that participants can get stuck in right away. We aim to create a fun, creative and welcoming social space for young people with a wide variety of skills and abilities, including those with additional support needs.
“The workshop with EVOC went really well. It was a fantastic opportunity for the young people to learn about the amazing life of Elsie Inglis through using and developing their own skills. Alea, Yasmin and Lucy brought a wealth of knowledge and supported the young people to interpret Elsie’s amazing achievements and life into film. It was a great experience for the young people to try something new and test their skills in different ways.”
The Finished Films
Elsie Inglis Remembered: Features of the announcement of Elsie’s death and her funeral, attended by royalty.
A Lesson for Elsie: Takes a comic spin on the thinking behind refusing treatment from a female doctor
The EVOC 150 team is always looking for opportunities to work with individuals, organisations and groups to strengthen and encourage participation of the third sector and its rich history.
If you would like to get involved please email 150 Programme Manager, Lucy Ridley on email@example.com