Posted Monday 25 June 2012
Charming Southwark is a short film - part live action, part animation - which was inspired by the Cuming Museum's intriguing collection of lucky charms. It was made by the Youth Panel in collaboration with Southwark-based production company Chocolate Films.
Charming Southwark was screened at the BFI on 31 May as part of the Flipside Youth Film Festival, where it won first prize in the 15 - 18 category. Flipside is an annual showcase for short films made by people aged 10 – 25 from across London.
The Youth Panel is a group of young people, aged 14 - 18, who meet at the Cuming Museum twice a month. They advise museum staff on how to engage young people and take part in various projects exploring the museum collections.
Charming Southwark is now on display in the Museum's Southwark Gallery, where it can be viewed Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm. It can also be seen through the museum website www.southwark.gov.uk/cumingmuseum.