Northern Film & Media, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and Royal Television Society have joined forces to deliver a special young people’s preview screening of the new CBBC drama Harriet’s Army, along with a creative careers discussion featuring members of the crew and cast.
Filmed in the North East earlier in the year, Harriet's Army is a gripping drama set during World War One, following a group of children in a small English town as they hold the Home Front and discover the true enemy within.
Fourteen-year-old Harriet is a girl who doesn’t fit in. As war breaks out, Harriet forms her own ‘army’ of misfits, mounting their own patrols and searching for German spies.
Harriet's Army highlights the astonishing and genuinely important role played by the children and young people who were left behind when their fathers and brothers went to fight in the trenches.
Particularly suited to years 7 and 8 (minimum: year 5), the screening will be followed by a question and answer discussion with key members of the production team, including the show’s producer and stars, as well as the television executives behind the programme. The discussion will shed light on the history of World War One and also offer an inspirational insight into the creative careers of those who made it – what their work on the programme involved, and how they broke into the media industry and secured the jobs they now do.
When: Wednesday 16 July. Registration from 12.40pm for a 1.00pm start. Ends 3.15pm.
Where: BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead Quays, South Shore Road, Gateshead, NE8 3BA
There is no charge to attend and no restriction on the size of group you bring, but availability of places is limited and they are offered first-come-first-served.
To register please click here.
If you have any questions about the event please contact Rupert Lee of Northern Film & Media.
Please note that no adult will be admitted to the daytime screening unless accompanied by a child and vice versa. Organising transport is the responsibility of guests, as is providing an adequate number of adult chaperones/supervisors.