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Take One Picture Screening at Phoenix Square
Tue, Jul 12, 2011

Phoenix Square was host to all kinds of colourful creativity when St Cuthberts School invaded like the army of Alexander the Great invading Persia. The reason was the celebration of the hard work that all the pupils had put into the Take One Picture initiative, a scheme run by The National Gallery.  This year, the pupils took their inspiration from the painting  'The Family of Darius before Alexander'.


Phoenix Square welcomed Alexander’s army by letting them pitch their tents in a line that led towards the café area, where a parade of costumes from the masquerade ball made the whole occasion feel like a splendid party. 


The walls were decorated with banners and the tables with mirrors. Sculpted eyes watched the many people who had come to see the screening of the 8 films made by the school.  A spectacle of masks and richly coloured cloth was a further hint to the wonderful costumes and sets that decorated the wide range of stories told.  There were tales of love across the dancefloor, the latest fashions from Venice in 1567 and even time travel with a familiar man with a bow tie!


A crowded cinema watched the full programme over two showings in both screens.  Everyone enjoyed the many different films and as the applause faded, the audience left knowing how one simple picture can be an inspiration to enthrall people with romance, comedy, dance and adventure.  

  • Image courtesy of Dipak Mistry
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