Buffoon joins Neath Local Heritage Project
Today, we’re pleased and excited to announce that we will be working on a project with Jason Reynolds, a local gent from Neath who has been working tirelessly to protect local heritage sites in the area.
His recent campaign has been the Empire Bingo Hall in Neath, where he has successfully rescued the stained glass windows dating back to the 1930s. The windows are currently being kept in Swansea Metropolitan University until a suitable home for them can be found. The Empire is now owned by Coastal Housing Group and plans are set for demolishing it to make room for new flats. Jason and many others in the area are against the demolition and hope that some heritage can be retained when building the new flats.
Here’s a link to an Evening Post story on the stained glass windows - http://www.thisissouthwales.co.uk/Stained-glass-windows-saved-scrapheap/story-15557665-detail/story.html
After a meeting with Jason today, we hope to help him produce videos with the 80 or so Empire Bingo members that ate still alive today so that they can share their memories.
The aim will then be to develop a local archive website where people can contribute and learn about the heritage of Neath. The website will include the Empire videos along with any other pictures or stories that local people contribute. The site can then be used to highlight other local heritage buildings across Neath.
If any individuals, organisations or businesses would like to get involved with this project. Please e-mail us and we will pass it on to Jason - email@example.com
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Freelance Video Producers
We have an exciting opportunity for a video producer to work with us on some short and long term contracts during 2012. Buffoon offers rewarding rates of pay with flexible hours and a great atmosphere to work in.
If you are a freelance video producer, please send your details to Adam (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Mae gennym gyfle arbennig ar gyfer cynhyrchydd fideo i weithio gyda ni ar brosiectau term hir a byr yn ystod 2012. Mae Buffoon yn cynnig cyflog da iawn gydag oriau hyblyg ac awyrgylch arbennig i weithio ynddo.
Os rydych chi yn cynhyrchydd fideo, danfonwch eich manylion i Adam (email@example.com).
Pictured: Llangatwg Business students at Buffoon HQ with Leader of NPTCBC Cllr. Ali Thomas and CEO of Careers Wales West Ray Collier
Students inspired at Young Business Centre
YESTERDAY, business students from Llangatwg Community School visited Sandfields Young Business Centre to visit the workplaces of Neath Port Talbot’s youngest entrepreneurs.
The visit was organised by NPTCBC and Careers Wales West to give the students an insight at running their own business at a young age.
The event started off with a presentation from myself about becoming self-employed along with the barriers I faced running a business at 14.
“This has been the best Business Studies trip we have been on to date. It was informative and really helpful for me. Everyone made us feel really welcome.” Ben Mackenzie, Year 11 Student at Llangatwg Community School
Students then had a tour around the centre visiting Adam Harris who is an architect at Samuel Harris Ltd and Sara Flay who is the owner of Out of the Box Gifts. The young business students had the chance to question them about their business and why they decided to take the risk and work for themselves.
It was a great day for all with two of the students even taking an application pack for an office at the business centre home with them.
Certificates of attendance were presented by Cllr. Ali Thomas who is the Leader of NPTCBC and Ray Collier the CEO of Careers Wales West.
Written by: Adam Amor
Producer, Buffoon Film and Media Ltd