Wimbledon serves up student films at All England Club

The world’s most famous tennis club will be hosting 10 films about Merton and Wandsworth’s most inspiring people starting tonight.

The Take 10 exhibition is being shown at the All England Lawn Tennis Club as part of the 1,000 Londoners Project.

The Chocolate Films-led project is designed to offer an insight into the lives of 1,000 Londoners.

The subjects range from the actor Arnold Oceng to Ivor Heller, AFC Wimbledon Director.

The AELTC’s charity, the Wimbledon Foundation, and Wimbledon BookFest has partnered with students from eight Merton and Wandsworth schools.

Sixth formers from Rutlish, Ricards Lodge, Ursuline High, Wimbledon College, Graveney, Southfields Academy, St Mark’s Academy and Raynes Park High participated in the project which is a key part of BookFest’s education programme for schools and young people in 2016.

Fiona Razi, the BookFest director, said “We are very grateful to the Wimbledon Foundation for their ongoing support.

“Without the funding for Take 10, the students would not have had this opportunity to develop new skills and perhaps will now have the confidence to go on to work in the media and film industry themselves.”

Ulrika Hogberg, Wimbledon Foundation and community manager said: “The Wimbledon Foundation supports the local community in a number of ways including awarding grants to local community arts initiatives.

“We were delighted to partner with the Wimbledon BookFest and fund the Take 10 exhibition which we hope will have helped the young people involved develop their creative skills and aid their future employability.” 

The 10 films are being shown in the AELTC’s Wingfield Café, from Monday, October 18 to Sunday, November 13 and entry is free.

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