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The Case of the Missing Yapper A Big Thank You to Cambridge Decorative and Fine Arts Society (CDFAS)


Eddie's Troublemakers group have been gaining experience both behind and in front of the camera this term as they work towards producing a short film. The film itself is entitled ‘The Case of the Missing Yapper.’ The film is based on a small toy dog that one of the members brings each week. Yapper is lost and all of the group members have a different idea about where they saw him last.

Cambridge Decorative and Fine Arts Society (CDFAS) have very generously donated £1000 under its Young Arts Programme towards the Troublemakers group; making it possible for the film to be screened later this month. Everyone at Eddie's is so thrilled to receive such a wonderful grant from Young Arts. Having the opportunity to showcase the group’s film will be a huge achievement and a real boost to the group. The group have worked really hard producing the film and are very excited about seeing it on the big screen. It simply wouldn’t be possible to do this without the financial support that we’ve received.

Vicky Field, from CDFAS said, “CDFAS is part of a national organisation which brings together like-minded individuals to share their appreciation of and commitment to the arts. Through its Young Arts programme CDFAS provides children and young people with exciting opportunities to get involved in creative arts activities. It’s wonderful to be able to support an area of the arts that makes such a positive difference to the lives of those involved in the project. The screening will give the group the opportunity to have their work viewed by a wider audience and hopefully gain further support for this worthwhile charity.”

The screening will take place on Sunday 22nd May, 6pm (doors open at 5:30pm) at Junction 3, Clifton Road Cambridge. If successful the group hope to take their film to a local film festival later in the year.


If you would like further information about Eddie’s Troublemakers group please contact the charity on 01223 883130. Further information about CDFAS can be found at www.cambridgedfas.org.uk.

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