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New Channel 4 TV series features alumni of Tyneside Cinema's Random Acts North short film programme

Posted in Cinema News, Art, Learning on Aug 17, 2017

Image: Illuminated, by Eleanor Edwards

UPDATE: Episode 1 of Random Acts featuring Eleanor Edwards' short film Illuminated is now available to watch on All 4

The new Channel 4 TV series of Random Acts features the work of two alumni of the Random Acts Network Centre North programme led by Tyneside Cinema. 

The new series airs from Monday 21 August at midnight and is curated and hosted by actor and artist Zawe Ashton. 

Episode 1 on Monday 21 August includes the premiere of Illuminated (above) by interactive visual artist Eleanor Edwards while Episode 3 on Monday 4 September features the short film Herd (below) by actor, dancer and choreographer Peter Groom. 

Episodes from the new Channel 4 series will be available to watch online on All 4 the day after transmission.  

Image: Herd, by Random Acts North artist Peter Groom

Both Illuminated and Herd were produced through Random Acts Network Centre North, a joint initiative by Arts Council England and Channel 4 to develop young people’s creative talent and provide them with entry points to the arts and creative industries.

The Random Acts North programme is delivered by Tyneside Cinema in conjunction with HOME in Manchester and True North in Leeds, one of the region’s leading production companies.

A recent graduate from Leeds College of Art, where she studied BA Visual Communications, Eleanor Edwards' preferred medium is computers. An aspiring Motion Designer, her background is in interactive visual arts.

Find out more about Eleanor's work at eleanoredwards.co.uk, or visit vimeo.com/eleanoredwards.

Peter Groom is an actor, dancer and choreographer working mainly with dance and theatre. Graduating from Guildford School of Acting in 2013, he has worked both here in the UK and internationally. 

Peter has been supported as an artist in residence at Battersea Arts Centre, received commissions from IdeasTap, Royal Philharmonic Society, and is currently Associate Choreographic Dance Maker at DanceCity in Newcastle.

Follow Peter on Twitter @_petergroom, or find out more on his website petergroomdance-theatre.co.uk.

Find out more about Random Acts North

Browse a list of previous Random Acts films from the North. 

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