Dear DryDraytonians All,
Some unusual and interesting communications for you below.
- Can you help get Dry Drayton to the Cannes Film Festival?
Zhongwei Sun writes to say: “I am a University of Cambridge MPhil student and a Wolfson member, and I am currently producing ORACLE, a London Film School MA Filmmaking graduation film. It tells the story of how the death of his donkey and the naïve faith in God of his mentally disabled son pushes a middle-aged priest into a dilemma between religious faith, life difficulties and fatherly love. We are currently busy preparing for shooting and we are now desperately looking for the following locations below:
(1)A typical (preferably old-fashioned, shabby) farmhouse in the British countryside with a dining room, bathroom, bedroom and a horse/donkey stable (2)Reception hall of a vet (or any reception hall that can imitate a vet) (3)[alternative for (1)]A typical British house situated in the countryside or in a quiet town street with a dining room, bathroom, bedroom.
We will be shooting for 11 consecutive days, including 10 days in the farmhouse and the stable, and 1 day in the animal hospital hall. The possible shooting dates are from 16 November 2015 to 26 November 2015. Is it possible to shoot our film in your village?
As producer I ensure that this is a powerful, influential story and we will be sending this film to next year’s Festival de Cannes. Do you have one of these three kinds of locations that we can come in and shoot our film? You will be listed in our credits as either “location producer”, “co-producer” or “Executive producer”. We are planning to shoot the film between late November and early December 2015.
Thank you so much! Best regards, Zhongwei Sun, Student, Producer of ORACLE” http://cambridge.academia.edu/ZhongweiSun
- Dry Drayton Fabric Appeal
Anne Dean asks, “Dear All, Does anyone have any fabric lying around the house that they no longer need – especially any Christmas-themed material? Margaret Wheatley, whose grandson attends the village school, would like to use it to make craft items for sale at the forthcoming “Dry Drayton Winter Wonderland” Christmas bazaar, to be held in the school hall from 3.00-5.00pm on Saturday December 5th. If you do have any fabric you would like to donate, please contact me on 01954 789622 or at email@example.com and I can make arrangements with you to collect it. Very many thanks, Anne Deane”
- A14 and other local traffic issues (no e-mail would be complete without mentioning the A14)
A new traffic campaign called “The Better City Deal Campaign” is proposing a different and, they say, much improved version of the Girton Interchange on the A14, as well as some radical new proposals for improving traffic flows in Cambridge Generally. They have just sent their proposals to a wide range of local politicians and their site, including a map of Girton Interchange, is at http://www.bettercitydeal.com/
- There’s going to be another murder in the village
The crime rate is going up and it’s happening in the Village Hall on 7th November. Can you be a super-sleuth and unravel who did it? Tickets limited – read all about it on the Dry Drayton village web site: www.drydrayton.net
- Dry Drayton Village Hall Rents
There have been some minor changes – read all about them on the Dry Drayton Village Hall web site http://www.drydraytonvillagehall.org.uk
Twice a year, in the Spring and Autumn, The Dry Drayton School & Village Association arranges a collection of secondhand clothing for the Bag2School scheme, in order to raise funds. The next collection will take place during the morning of Thursday 8th October. Clean, good quality second-hand adults’ and children’s clothing, shoes, bags, belts, hats, ties, scarves, jewellery, lingerie and soft toys are all welcome. The following items, however, are no longer accepted:-
- Pillows and cushions
- Duvets, bedding, blankets, household linen
- Carpets, rugs and mats (including bath, shower and toilet mats)
- Soiled, painted, ripped or wet clothing
- School uniforms
- Corporate clothing and workwear
- Textile off cuts, yarns or threaded material
The heavier the bags are the better, as Bag2School pay us per kilo! In a couple of weeks’ time, you will receive a special Bag2School bag through your door. However, any other kind of bag can also be used, so you could start collecting now! Please could all shoes be paired up, with an elastic band round them or else with the laces tied.
Please bring all bags – big and small – to the School, or leave them outside the Village Hall, as early in the morning as you can on 8th October. Collection may also be possible if you are unable to deliver.
Another collection is being planned for March/April 2016.
Please contact Anne Deane, the village Bag2School co-ordinator, on 07718 305141 or firstname.lastname@example.org, for more info or to discuss collection. She has plenty of Bag2school bags available now, if you need them in advance of collection day, and can store your bags if you wish to hand them over early…
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