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 (meeting point TBA).
Saturday March 16th / 3pm – walk, 4pm – film screening /1464 Pershore Road, Stirchley, Birmingham, B30 2NT/ Free entry!
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
Group stroll from West Hampstead Thameslink Station along the Black Path to West Hampstead Community Centre: 6:30pm
Free entry –Wine & Snacks
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
We’re excited to be back at Birmingham’s Flatpack Film Festival this year.
We’ll be showing Christopher Ian Smith’s New Town Utopia documentary.
Wednesday 18th April, 8pm to 10pm
Centrala, Unit 4 Minerva Works, 158 Fazerly Street, Birmingham B5 5RT
What happens when you try to build a town and construct a community? New Town Utopia tracks the lives of the residents (mostly artists) of Basildon, Essex.
Conceived as an ideal post-war arena to pursue a happier post-war existence, Basildon’s legacy has since fluctuated from slow structural and communal disintegration to a hotbed of creativity and back again. Through paintings, puppets and poetry, these enduring and passionate artists discuss utopian dreams as well as their concrete realities and, in doing so, explore the success of ‘the experiment of the new town.’ This screening will include a short slide performance, Tower/Garden by artist Libby Cufley.
Tickets £7, £5 concessions.
We’re excited to be showing a small collection of scary films about landscape as part of The London Fortean Society’s Haunted Landscapes conference “Folklore, Ghosts and Witchcraft”
Saturday 18th November, 10am to 5pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL
We’ll be showing some spooky films by Adam Scovell and Lee Kern, while the rest of the day promises authors, experts and researchers discussing ghosts, strange beasts and magic. From haunted folk songs to 3000-year-old chalk giants, phantom black dogs, Albion’s Goat God and the Queen of the Fairies.
Book your ticket for this full day conference and learn that this green and pleasant land we abide in has dark, strange and uncanny other side.
Andy Howlett is in the process of making a film about the loss of our iconic Central Library and the Birmingham architect John Madin, “Paradise lost history in the unmaking” . He will be presenting clips from his film and examples from other artists, Emily Wright and Olivia Sparrow. The presentation will pose the question – What can we do collectively to save Birmingham’s C20th heritage?
This event is taking place in the John Lewis Community Hub which is on the top floor of the store.
Tickets are free but places are limited so please book here to avoid disappointment: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/paradise-lost-but-not-forgotten-tickets-36144016727
Saturday 9th September 2017 / 5pm to 6:30pm / John Lewis Community Hub, Grand Central, Birmingham B2 4AU / Free!
We’ll be showing a selection of short films with a literary bent, about amorous feelings for library buildings and of poets and the places they write about.
Robey by Owen Davey, Craig Bilham and Tim Wells
The Battle of Maldon by Tom Wood
Paradise Lost: History in the Un-Making by Andy Howlett
The screening will be followed by a walk led by poet and essayist Edmund Hardy who will lead a mysterious plunge into Stoke Newington’s byways and long lost ganglands.
Saturday 3rd June / 12 noon to 1:30pm / Ryan’s N16, 181 Stoke Newington Church Street, London N16 0UI / Free!
Iain Sinclair and Andrew Kotting
Birmingham’s Flatpack Film Festival has just announced its programme for next month and we’re frothing at the mouth. We shall of course be attending and we’re thrilled to be joined by one of our heroes John Rogers for a screening of his latest feature film London Overground. The film follows Hackney-dwelling writer and psychogeographer Iain Sinclair (no introduction needed) on a 35 mile circular yomp around the London Overground, joined by fellow travellers including filmmakers Andrew Kötting and Chris Petit. Sinclair describes the ‘Ginger Line’ as the ‘spin-drier of capitalism whirling bank notes around the city – a real moment to look at this city of unreal money’ where a new city is emerging. The recently completed Overground circuit provides ‘a tiny little map of what is happening now’ in London.
In support will be One Square Mile by Sam Meech and Chris Paul Daniels. Playful and imaginative, the artists use a variety of film-making experiments and techniques to investigate a square mile sample of Salford, another city being reshaped in various ways.
John Rogers, Sam Meech and Chris Paul Daniels will be joining us for a short Q&A to round off what promises to be a great little event as part of an even greater festival.
Festival and Event Website
Sunday April 9th / 3:30pm – 5:30pm / The Victoria, 48 John Bright St,
Birmingham, B1 1BN / £4 Entry