Many, many apologies

Dear All,

I would like to apologise for not communicating with you on a regular basis since end of June. I have been very busy with a number of projects, namely working on the DVD release of my feature film, The Winter of Love, which I have happy to report is near completion and will be available for pre-orders in mid-September. I will send out a notice a week before the pre-release date.

Other projects include Save the Children – Positive Press Project in Coventry where I am running a workshop on filmmaking with refugee and settled children. I will write more on this once the workshop is complete.

Lastly, as many of you will know, there is a general funding crisis that is being faced by voluntary groups in Ealing, West London. The government has cut funding across the board and are changing the criteria of how groups now have to bid for funds, which is very worrying as vital services will definitely be affected; from mental health through to groups assisting women and children escaping violence. And of course, the art groups will suffer the most as funding for these groups is always cut as art is not seen as an essential element of society, although the industry itself brings in billions for the government on an annual basis.

I have also been helping out friends on a ‘pukka’ commercial project which I have embraced as it’s a sure way for me to raise money for my next feature. If you are interested to find out more, visit their website for more information.

Anyhow, I will keep you posted regularly as I am back and I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who visits my Blog. I would also like to apologies to numerous friends who ring regularly in an annoyed manner and demanding to know when I will be posting the next Blog! So here it is. Next Blog coming soon, tune in for more.

Best wishes,

Shakila

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