WAG Screen is a community group who specialise in making films about Lincolnshire’s history and heritage. We raise the funding to make our own films, which include The Luttrell Psalter Film and The Lady of Shalott. We are a non-profit making organisation with a strong community ethic. We were founded in 2006 as a sister group to Washingborough Archaeology Group (hence WAG Screen).
WAG Screen is made up of individuals with interests in film, photography, the web, period costume, film acting, history and archaeology. Many of us are professionals or have specialist skills and many just want to learn something new. We are all Lincolnshire based (and most in and around Lincoln itself). We have a constitution and a committee, but we don’t have a formal membership structure – anyone can join in our activities and contribute as much or a little as they want. When we are working on a big project WAG Screen membership runs into the 100′s, but in between the membership drops down to the size of the committee. If you have any questions, or if you are interested in participating in any way, just get in touch.
WAG Screen was highly commended in the 2007 Marsh Archaeology Award competition for its Luttrell Psalter Film. In 2010 WAG Screen was awarded for its ‘Special Contribution to Museums’ by Heritage Lincolnshire and Renaissance East Midlands.
I am afraid WAG Screen are unable to take on commisisons, if you are interested in having a film made please contact Crow’s Eye Productions, the filmmakers who lend their professional skills to WAG Screen.
Above: Nick Loven, Janice Nicholls and Emily Johnson at Chruch Farm Museum
Our committee members are:
Chair: John Bennett
Treasurer: Sam Laing
Secretary and Project Manager: Pauline Loven
Educational Consultant: Martha Milne
OUR AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
a) To increase access to Lincolnshire’s history and archaeology through our web sites, photography and films.
b) To promote the heritage of Lincolnshire, for example through a film of the Luttrell Psalter, to a wider audience.
c) To create opportunities for people and organizations, in Lincolnshire and the East Midlands, to increase their skills and creativity, and to encourage talent and raise standards.
d) To be inclusive and to create opportunities, especially for young people, to experience work in front or behind the camera.
e) To continue to develop the web site, and related social media, of WAG Screen and to make available photographs and short films (where possible).
f) To make available filmed footage and photographs for Lincolnshire conferences, museums and schools where appropriate.
g) To provide Members with information regarding methods, equipment and other matters relevant media production where possible.
h) To promote contacts with other bodies engaged in heritage work, and ancillary social and other events for the benefit of the Members.