A Cool Review for Shine in the Guardian

Shine by Candy Gourlay
'A precious and important novel that also explores exile from neighbours, family and country. The book is about reinvention and the faces we present to the world, whether it be in person, on a postcard or on the internet, all wrapped up in an exciting and perfectly paced story with a disturbing and dramatic climax.'
Philip Ardagh, The Guardian
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Sunday, 18 March 2012

You Read? You Write? You Tube! ... Come Star in My Video!

I've made quite a few fun videos now with the cooperative children who live in my neighbourhood, but the kids - rather inconveniently - keep growing up.

And now they are no longer as willing to star in my DIY efforts without contracts, expenses, seven figure advances and personal assistants. So when the opportunity came up to make a video with children at the Guardian Open Weekend, I leapt at it!



The Guardian is holding its amazing Open Weekend this coming 24th to 25th of March at its cool headquarters in the exciting, rejuvenated King's Cross area ... and I'm going to be setting up a mini studio, with lights and everything, to shoot a video (or more) to be screened at the Pop Up Festival .

The idea is to film children at the Open Weekend, talking about reading and their favourite books! I'm a very friendly videographer ... I promise to shoot from your best side - and the video is towards a very good cause: sharing the love of READING - so if you love reading (or writing) and don't mind talking to a camera, come along! (If you bring your copy of Tall Story, I'll stamp it with my special stamp reserved only for people I actually met)

The Open Weekend's programme for kids is absolutely fabulous (featured young fiction authors and illustrators include Tony Ross, Chris Riddell, Sarwat Chadda, Judith Kerr, Emma Chichester Clark, Meg Rosoff, and many more) ... kids can come free with a paying adult.

And with YOU as my shining stars, my video (it might be SEVERAL little videos depending on the raw material) is gonna be GREAT! I hope to see you there!

Below is one I made early in my amateur YouTube career - most of the boys starring in the video have since doubled in height and deepened in voice!




Read more about my amateur video efforts.

4 comments :

  1. Candy, the video is lovely! My children would love to have done this but sadly we're not able to get down to London. I'm sure you'll find loads of fab children to take part. It's a lovely project. Have fun.

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    1. Aww ... but maybe a quick trip up to Birmingham is in order!

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  2. i would love to come!!
    but my mum works full week:(
    And beside its too late

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    1. I'm hoping to visit schools and continue collecting interviews - message me on the contact form - tell me where your school is and i'll try my best to visit.

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