Reweirding: Lost Landscape and Found Lore

Discover what remains of south London’s Great North Wood and revel in the revivial of the Deptford Jack in the Green mayday celebration. Complementary verdant short films from Video Strolls.

28 April 2022, 7pm to 10 pm
The Amersham Arms, 388 New Cross Road, London SE14 6TY
£7 / £5 concessions (Advance tickets advised)

Extreme Noticing: Trees! Or: How I learned to stop worrying about the pandemic and love the trees by Fiona Cullinan and WalkSpace
TREETOPS by Bill Newsinger
The Crystal Wald by OD Davey and Liberty Rowley
In The Woods by Sam Enthoven
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Reweirding London: Authors on the Secret City

We’re pleased to be adding some short films to Reweirding’s fantastic line up of London based weirdness:

Mudlarking, Criminal Queens and the deep City. Join us for an evening of short films and talks where we reweird London.

24 March 2022, 7 to 10 pm
The Amersham Arms, 388 New Cross Road, London SE14 6TY
£7 / £5 concessions (Advance tickets advised)

Caitlin Davies – Queens of the Underworld: A Journey into the Lives of Female Crooks
Lara Maiklem – Mudlarking: Lost and Found on the River Thames
Tom Chivers – London Clay: Journeys in the Deep City

And some short films curated by Video Strolls.

Find out more and book your tickets here:

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Paradise Lost: History In The Unmaking (PREMIERE)

Please join us for our Andy’s premiere at Flatpack Film Festival of his FEATURE-length Video Stroll, Paradise Lost: History In The Unmaking.

It chronicles a subjective and of course meandering perspective on the life and death of Birmingham’s iconic central library.

The live screening and Q&A is online at 8pm on the 24th May and you can book tickets HERE.

You can read an interview with Andy about the film HERE.

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Films looking at trees – for the Urban Tree Festival

For the Urban Tree Festival we have curated a collection of artists’ films that look at trees.

There is one a day for the duration of the festival – 15th to 23rd May – or you can binge them all in one go.

Day one – 15th May

Das Klang (Shaun Martin)

“My work revolves around the concepts of Hauntology and the recollection of a degraded image and sound. Each piece employs Hauntological mechanisms such as reintroduction of error and the haunting of ghosts, and uses techniques to reference Deleuze’s modalities of sensation, of vibration, resonance and forced movement. Utilising video editing and generative software built in Cycling 74 MaxMSP, I make visual documentaries from found image and sound that aim to re-invoke the spectres of a misremembered past and dislocate time”


Day Two – 16th May

John Rogers

London-based film-maker and writer John Rogers, author of This Other London – adventures in the overlooked city.
Find out more: The Lost Byway

Autumn Walk in Epping Forest

Day Three – 17th May

Sam Enthoven

Sound artist, ex-author and occasional filmmaker, now exploring the places where stories and sound meet.
Find out more

Sam’s Plague Transmissions are a series of pieces begun while in coronavirus lockdown in London.

Plague Transmission 14

Plague Transmission 23 

Day Four – 18th May

Chris H Lynn

Chris H. Lynn is a moving image maker, sound artist, educator, and curator from the United States. His digital images and Super 8 films capture the subtle rhythms of movement, light, and sound in urban and rural landscapes that vary from the Eastern shores of Maryland, U.S. to Nanjing, China.
Find out more:

November Afternoon

part of an ongoing series called The Journal of Drifting Hours

Day Five – 19th May

Bill Newsinger

Bill Newsinger is an award winning freelance filmmaker based in Leicester, UK.


Day Six – 20th May

Chris Welsby

Welsby began making landscape films and installations in the early 70s, and although he has worked across a range of media he has always concentrated on one particular theme: how do we see ourselves in relation to the natural world and how should we position our selves and our technologies within it? His art practice was heavily influenced by Structural Materialist film theory at the London Film Makers Co-operative and by cybernetic and systems theory at the Slade School of Fine Art, where as a student and later as a faculty member, he came into contact with some of the pioneers of interactive technology and computer-driven art forms.
Find out more:

Trees in Winter (extract)

Day Seven – 21st May

Liberty Rowley

Liberty Rowley makes short films and take photographs, mainly while walking, or travelling on the bus. She is one of the curatorial team at Video Strolls

Spinning Treetops (Winter)

Day Eight – 22nd May

O D Davey and Liberty Rowley

Owen Davey is a writer, director and performer, working in song, film and the gallery. In 2014 he founded Video Strolls, a nonprofit that curates art and film events that explore place and journeying. Currently an AHRC North West Consortium funded and Disabled Students Allowance supported PhD candidate at the University of Salford, doing practice-based research into ‘The Enfoldment of Song and First Person Filmmaking‘.
Find out more:

Liberty Rowley makes short films and take photographs, mainly while walking, or travelling on the bus. She is one of the curatorial team at Video Strolls

The Crystal Wald

Day Nine – 23rd May

John Rogers

London-based film-maker and writer John Rogers, author of This Other London – adventures in the overlooked city.
Find out more: The Lost Byway

Ruin in the Woods

Explore the rest of the Urban Tree Festival

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Video Strolls at Flatpack Home Entertainment Edition

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Flatpack Festival have kindly invited us to put together a programme for their Home Entertainment Edition. It’ll be live from 14-17 May.

At a time when movement is so greatly reduced, the simple act of going for a walk takes on a new significance. While many of us are still able to take a stroll close to home, the act of venturing further afield to explore other cities or even countries is fast becoming a distant memory. We’re here to help. With this selection of ambulatory themed shorts, we invite you for a wander around a conflict zone in Iraqi Kurdistan, a back-alley pilgrimage in Islington and a cross-city odyssey in Birmingham, all without leaving the house.

Featuring the work of Sam Christie, Liberty Rowley, John Rogers, Owen Davey, Andy Howlett, Pete Ashton, Davina Kirkpatrick, Carol Laidler, Dominic Martin and Paul Sayers.

You will find the programme here.

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Brief Flights

Talleyrand poster January 2020 square

Join Video Strolls curator Owen Davey and other Manchester artists/filmmakers for a FREE screening of music/place/films this Thursday, details on the flyer!

Additionally, Owen’s work and that of 500+ other Mancunian artists and filmmakers, place’y or otherwise, can be viewed at the first ever Manchester Open Exhibition at HOME MCR over the next couple of months. Enjoy!

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A Winter Solstice Wander in Birmingham

Photo by Pete Ashton

Sunday 22nd December

Come and observe the shortest day of 2019 with a four-mile walk from Bordesley Henge to Witton Cemetery via Spaghetti Junction and the Grand Union Canal. We’ll watch the sunrise at the standing stones of Kingston Hill Park before following the canal northwards to the dramatic Witton Cemetery, a fitting spot to mark the dying of the year. Ceremonial embellishments will be provided by Hipkiss and Graney.

Meet at Bordesley Station* at 7:45am or if coming from Stirchley meet at Artefact at 7am for a taxi-share. If you’re planning on coming please email so we don’t leave anyone behind.

We’ll go ahead whatever the weather although we may cut things short and seek shelter if necessary. Wrap up warm!

*No trains will be operating; it’s just a handy start point.

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Video Strolls through Quiet Spaces


Video Strolls presents a collection of artists films made in, through and about Quiet Spaces.

Alleyways, back gardens, front rooms, lay-bys, meadows and public toilets – these short films range from documentaries, narrative fiction to more experimental, abstract works. As with all Video Strolls screenings there is plenty of humour along with the thoughtfulness.

A Bird Spotter’s Guide to Yorkshire Kevin Boniface

My Back Garden Lee Kern

Turns Owen D Davey

The Ashleigh Hotel Danielle Swindells

Fieldnotes-001 Bill Newsinger

St Cyprians Path  Liberty Rowley

St Lawrence Way Liberty Rowley

Like No Place  onlytheantscansaveusnow

Arterial  Christopher Ian Smith

Ginnel  Rob St. John, Sam Mcloughlin and David Chatton-Barker

NTH 2-9 Rest h264  Rob Parrish

Work in Progress  – A walk along the Kent / Surrey boundary  Paul Sayers and Dominic Martin

Join us for a pre-screening stroll. Meet at Leytonstone Tube Station at 7pm we’ll take in the Churchyard, the Matalan carpark before heading to the library.

Wednesday 3rd July / 7pm – walk, 7:45pm – film screening /Leytonstone Library, 6 Church Lane, Leytonstone, London E11 1HG

Tickets: £6/£5 concs

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Video Strolls at Artefact, Birmingham

Video Strolls returns to Birmingham for another afternoon of artists’ films on place and journeying. Featuring work by artists local and not so local including Siân Macfarlane, Michael Smith, Aaron Graham, Siobhán Mckeown, Pete Ashton and Joel Blackledge.

Prior to the film programme there’s the option of going on an actual real life stroll around the local area lead by artist and poet James Kennedy. If you wish to join the walk we’ll be meeting at the carpark outside the British Oak pub on the Pershore Road at 3pm. The film screening will be taking place at Artefact at 4pm.

Films shown:

Video Strolls Title Sequence – Owen Davey

Foot: Anatomy of Performance – Siobhan Mckeown

Living Under Spaghetti – Joe Sampson

Uncertain Eastside: A Bridge – Pete Ashton

Stranger on the Shore – Michael Smith/Maxy Bianco

Look at This – Aaron Graham

Shearwater – Joel Blackledge

The Future is a Foreign Country – Sian Macfarlane

Shell Line of Shingle Street – Xenia Dautzenberg

Turns – Owen Davey

The John Major Trail Part II – Paul Sayers/Dominic Martin

The Edgware Walker – Lee Kern


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Venue website

Saturday March 16th / 3pm – walk, 4pm – film screening /1464 Pershore Road, Stirchley, Birmingham, B30 2NT/ Free entry!

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Video Strolls at West Hampstead Cinema Club

A curated collection of artists’ films on place and journeying by Video Strolls for the West Hampstead Cinema Club.

Saturday 23rd June 2018, 6:30pm for walk. 7:30pm for films.
The Community Association of West Hampstead
17 Dornfell Street, London NW6 1QN

Programme: 7:30pm
Refreshments: 7pm
Group stroll from West Hampstead Thameslink Station along the Black Path to West Hampstead Community Centre: 6:30pm

Free entry –Wine & Snacks
Donations welcome

Showing films about walking and/or made while walking:

Deborah Burnstone Land’s Edge
Mark Williamson / Spaceship Pictures Traffic Report No 2: Clacket Lane Services  and Traffic Report No 4: The Sun in the Sands
Martin A Smith Secretly Sharing the Landscape with the Living
Flora Skivington Newt Wonders
Andy Howlett Digbeth Delights
Owen D Davey White Paint Spills in Public Places: Annual Review 2016
Liberty Rowley & Mark James A406 North Circular Kaleidoscope
Aaron Graham Look at This
Lee Kern, Edgware Walker. This film isn’t available to watch online, but you can see some of his other films here

Join us for a group walk along the terrifyingly named ‘Black Path’ to the screening from West Hampstead Thameslink Station. Meet at the station ready to set off at 6:30pm
Or meet us at West Hampstead Cinema Club from 7pm for drinks and nibbles before the films start at 7:30pm

Book in advance
020 7794 3729

The Community Association of West Hampstead Charity no: 1135778

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