Havering film of Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations released

Havering Council has released a commemorative film, highlighting all of the wonderful celebrations that took place across the borough, in honour of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The film has been produced by the council and Wates Residential 12 Estates Joint Venture, with the help of young people from the borough and supported by Mediorite, an award-winning production company, as part of the council’s social value commitment to the borough; bringing wider benefits to Havering residents through its regeneration schemes.

Young Havering residents were selected to take part in a paid work experience programme to help make the film possible – including a production training day, and filming experience over the Jubilee weekend.

Together with Mediorite, they captured the formal events across the borough, including the Service of Thanksgiving, Beacon Lighting and the Platinum Party in the Place at Romford Market.

They also got to hear from Niamh, a former work experience recipient and Havering resident, who offered peer mentoring as part of the training day.

She said: “It’s really great knowing young people are interested in film and being proactive about their futures in film. Furthermore, I think it’s wonderful that there are these opportunities for young people in Havering.”

The five minute celebration film is also accompanied by a ‘behind the scenes’ short, made with the help of the students of the production training, which explains more about how the project was created.

Councillor Ray Morgon, Leader of Havering Council, said: “I am so pleased we have been able to capture the fantastic jubilee celebrations put on by the council, the community and our joint venture partner – Wates Residential.

“I am delighted we have a lasting memento to be able to look back at what was such a special weekend for so many residents.

“This is film is a great example of how our regeneration schemes go way beyond just bricks and mortar. Congratulations to all of the young people involved and I look forward to seeing what they do next!”

The project also created a ‘how to’ guide, to help residents get the most out of filming their festivities with their mobile phones which remains available online for future events.

For further information about the 12 estates regeneration scheme and the role that social value plays in creating wider benefits and opportunities to our residents from our regeneration schemes, please visit our website: https://www.havering.gov.uk/12Sites

Main Celebration film (4:58 minutes) https://youtu.be/eTeRK1zgPUU

‘Making of’ celebration film (2:08 minutes) https://youtu.be/2flybCPHk58

Social media short film (1:02 minutes of highlights) https://youtu.be/1Hlftx8VICs

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