Video Strolls at Scalarama Festival, Birmingham

Screen shot 2016-02-29 at 21.58.55.pngTues Sep 22nd, 7pm, upstairs at The Wellington, Birmingham.

Join us in the homely environs of Birmingham’s finest real ale pub for a leisurely evening of films about place, journeying and exploration. Free entry to anyone who arrives on foot.

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Video Strolls Edinburgh II

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This new event is an evening of short films from the Video Strolls archive, hosted by Owen and Callum. It will be as boozy, casual and discursive as you might expect.

As well as the programmed shorts from our archive, we invite any of you attendees to bring your own films that relate to place or journeys (on a USB/DVD) – anything under 15 mins. Slide shows or presentations are fine too. Even work in progress; this is about sharing and caring, walking and talking.

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Video Strolls at Flatpack Film Festival

Video Strolls goes to Flatpack Film Festival – 29th March, 4pm, Centrala, Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, Birmingham, B5 5RT.

Wander on down for an afternoon of ambulatory entertainment. Featuring films and installations that explore, at a leisurely pace, the curious relationship between psyche and place. 

Featuring the work of renowned Video Strollers such as Michael Smith, Rosalind Fowler, John Rogers, Nick Papadimitriou, and Four Feet Films AKA Liberty Rowley and Mark James. All of whom will hopefully be present to share their work and have a chat.

Upstairs will be installations by Birmingham based artists and wanderers Roxie Collins and Pete Ashton. Pete’s immersive installation will give you a real work-out – step onto the treadmill and retrace his steps across Birmingham as the images flash before your eyes. More info here:

We’ll be rounding off the night with an experimental, interactive “live film” from Ben Waddington and Andy Howlett on the subject of typography and ghost signs on the streets of Birmingham. An ambitious follow up to their previous collaboration ‘Digbeth: A Hundred Thousand Welcomes’, this time Ben will speak directly to the audience, inviting them to respond to the images and help solve some of the enigmas presented to us in our everyday surroundings.

Free entry for everyone who arrives on foot.

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Andrew Kotting’s Gallivant (feature screening)

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Curated by Video Strolls in collaboration with the REEL ISLINGTON FILM CLUB

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Video Strolls at Limen Festival

On the 22nd and 23rd of November, Video Strolls will be co-curating Pathameta as part of Limen arts festival: a screening of films and video installations by Owen Davey, Sammy Patterson, Emily Richardson and Marc Atkinson.

Full programme here.

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Robey (short film) and My Architect (feature screening)

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Owen Davey and Craig Bilham’s short film Robey is screening as a prelude to the excellent feature doc My Architect at the Reel Islington Film Club in the Old Fire Station off Seven Sisters Rd on Thursday 7th of November at 6:45pm.

Co-curated by Video Strolls in association with Reel Islington.

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Video Strolls Edinburgh I

Thursday 6th Nov, 7pm-late at Sofi’s Bar, 63-65 Henderson St, Edinburgh EH6 6ED.

We’re taking our AWW programme to Edinburgh and throwing in some local films for the good people of Leith.

Films/Filmmakers (no particular order):

61 Marchmont Rd by Nick Paton

Old Town by Maxy Neil Bianco, with words from Michael Smith.



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

Robey by Craig Bilham & Owen Davey, with words from Tim Wells.



Tim: (editor)

Next To Heaven (selected episode) by Rob Parrish.

Yew by Miles Umney.

Digbeth Typography Tour by Andy Howlett and Ben Waddington


Ben: (festival director)

I Took The Train To Scotland by Owen Davey.

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