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The final year showcase of the first ever BA (Honours)  students in the Contemporary Screen Acting programme will take place at UWS Ayr on Wednesday 30th of May at 6.30 PM,

Here’s a video the students made to publicise their course

This is the first  ever CSA showcase to be held in the new £80 million campus on the banks of the River Ayr, in the heart of Burns Country.  The showcase  will comprise of extracts from 8 student films which they have been working on as part of their Final Year Projects. It is being held as part of the 2012  Burns an’ a’ That Festival. 

The subject matters vary from a Gaelic Children’s TV Pilot, through short films about love and loss, to a documentary on the Legacy of Ayrshire farmer John Hannah.

For a flavour of the students work, please have a look at their showreel pages which can be found here.

If you are interested in studying contemporary screen acting at UWS, please contact us here .

Write Camera Action, Glasgow’s film coop has posted the following notice

CAST & CREW Req’d for short film – Crackin script, great opportunity! Contact Producer/writer Declan Dineen directly on [email protected]
Title: Speaker with a Hat On. Synopsis: Jason Jacobi is a joke thief, on the eve of the biggest show of his career his conscience takes an unlikely form, and he is forced to atone.
CREW Required: Editor and Hair & Make up Artist. CAST Required: MALE – Gerry – late thirties, early forties. Comedy promoter. Loud mouth. Big fan of heavy metal and Jeremy Clarkson. FEMALE – Jenny – Gerry’s girlfriend. Early to mid twenties. Far too young and good looking to be dating Gerry. Aspiring comedienne.

REMINDER – WRITE CAMERA ACTION! – 21st May at CCA – 7 p.m. £3 members & Consc / £5 others. FOUR GREAT SCRIPTS being workshopped – Did you not get to Cannes ? well, we’re workshopping a ghostly tale, a vengeful murder, screwball global warnings and medieval madness all better than a night in watching the telly!!! Entry fee includes free raffle for 2 Cineworld Tickets. There is no substitute for seeing your work brought alive by our talented Actors and Directors, and receiving invaluable feedback from our Guest Host. It also gives prospective Producers and Directors the chance to see new writing talent = yours! No theatre space this month so pelase meet in the CINEMA, and in the main cafe beforehand.

GREAT NEWS! – REVISED MEMBERSHIP RATES – Due to new directives from WCA!’s Business Advisor in the Voluntary Sector, we have revised our membership rates for the benefit of all our participants, particularly good news in the current recession AND these come into immediate effect. See our website for further details and prices For all those who have paid membership this year, a member of the WCA! Team will be in touch shortly or alternatively see a WCA! Team member at the monthly workshop.

Our Business Advisor is also spearheading our funding applications so watch this space for further benefits we can pass onto our members

LAST BUT NOT LEAST – CONGRATULATIONS! to Sarmed and his sterling Team on a fantastic response to the screening of ‘Lights,Camera,Action!’ last night at the CCA, the laffin could be heard for miles! Watch this space for updates on progress! And our new WCA! T-shirts with our distinctive logo designed by Eve McConnachie went down a treat too! Become part of a WCA! project, the management team, or a volunteer and you’ll get one free.

Write Camera Action! is a voluntary run, not-for-profit organisation in support of independent filmmaking.

Write Camera Action! is happy to assist with Cast and Crew calls, as outlined in our mission statement. It should be noted however that WCA! does not have the resources to monitor out-of-house project’s production values, whether adequate insurance and health and safety procedures are in place or any other production considerations which may be an issue – these remain the individual’s responsibility to assess for themselves. If in doubt, ask. We wish you the very best with all your productions!

Raucous avant garde art group Neu! Reekie! will make their first trip to Ayrshire on Saturday 19 May.

Fitting in perfectly with the relaxed atmosphere at the National Trust for Scotland’s Robert Burns Birthplace Museum in Alloway, they’ll bring live music, animation and poetry performance with a twist to Scotland’s newest literary museum. The Edinburgh-based Neu!Reekie! have taken to the road before, but this is their first ever visit to the home of the bard. They do take inspiration from Scotland’s national poet and hosted a Burns birthday do in January which was a total sell out.

For a night of mirth, merriment and the unexpected come to RBBM at 7pm on Saturday! Tickets are £5, available on the door.

See you there!


Esther Rutter
Learning Manager
Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
Murdoch’s Lone

tel 01292 430315
email [email protected]


Reading Allowed Friday 11 May 2012, 8.00 pm

Entrance and outside seating, Tchai-Ovna Tearooms.

Entrance and outside seating, Tchai-Ovna Tearooms. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Tchai Ovna Teahouse (West End), 42 Otago Lane Glasgow  0141-357-4524

Featuring: Alasdair Gray , Nick Brooks, David Manderson, Tracy Patrick, Graham Fulton, J.David Simons, Helen Nathaniel-Fulton

plus guests

Live music by Jim Gilbert of Wing and a Prayer

All Welcome

Scotia short story competition

This is really good chance for new or inexperienced writers. There are three prizes: £150 first prize, £100 for second, and £50 for third.

Send in a story on any subject of no more than 2000 words. It should take no longer than 15minutes to read out (if you win, you’ll be asked to take part in a reading in the Scotia).

This competition is short of entries so you’ve got a good chance if you enter it. All your short story assessments from last year’s Creative Writing are suitable

Contact the pub if you want to enter, either by phone on 0141-552-8681 or by email at [email protected]
Have short story, a pie and a pint!

He’s still talking!

Very pleased to get such a good mention for my students Knowledge Transfer projects in the latest South Of Scotland Business Solutions ezine. Many thanks to all concerned. It’s great when a lot of hard work pays off and is recognised.

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