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Mayor to Host a Celebration of University of Worcester Student's Film Work

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A special screening of a film created by a recent graduate of the University of Worcester will take place during a showcase evening next week.

The Mayor of Worcester, Councillor Pat Agar, and St Paul’s Hostel, are hosting an evening of work by the St Paul’s Creative Group, featuring films the group has made during the last two years.

The Creative group has been running for about three years allowing residents to use their creative talents despite the difficulties of being severely dyslexic.

Their work has been supported by recent University of Worcester graduate, Matt Worthington, who studied Digital Film Production, and the event will include a special screening of his work.

Gerraldine Lowman, a teacher of Literacy and Numeracy at St Paul’s, said: “Matt has been absolutely amazing in giving our projects support, helping with filming and doing all the editing; I hope it’s also helped him a little and provided him with challenges along the way.

“We certainly wouldn’t have been able to complete any of our projects without him.”

Reuben Irving, course leader of the Digital Film Production Course at the University, added: “This is a great example of the kind of active social engagement we encourage among our students.

“Matt has done this work in his own time while also completing a degree and producing a graduation film, which has won prizes and featured in festivals around the world. The fact that he is back here supporting the event and sharing his work with the group is testament to his general attitude and commitment.”

The event takes place on Wednesday, April 16 at The Guildhall, Worcester, at 6pm.