Top author virtually visits ASFA

Year 8 students from the Academy of St Francis of Assisi virtually welcomed well-known author, Alex Wheatle, into the school recently. As traditional author visits in schools have been postponed until further noticed, the academy embraced the ‘new normal’ and virtually connected with Alex via video call. Students eagerly awaited the live call in the main hall ...

Heidi Thomas – Dramatist and writer

Heidi Thomas is one of the UK’s top dramatists, and her acclaimed career in stage, film and television drama spans 30 years. Her award-winning theatrical work has been produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Liverpool Playhouse, Almeida, Royal Court and Chichester Festival Theatres, and seen at the National ...

Filmmaker Matthew nominated for international film festival

Local filmmaker, Matthew Reynolds has had his latest film  ‘Blackbird’ nominated for Best International Short Film at the Buenos Aires International Film Festival, and Best Live Action Short at Pinewood Studios' Lift-Off Festival. At the age of just 18, Matthew, who has just completed his final year at Winstanley College, ...