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08 Apr

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"This is Cinema! See you soon!"

April 8, 2010 | By |

The closing words of a screening seen by a tiny audience of 28 in a packed out shop-space turned movie house. Once again A Small Cinema took over my life recently, this time in Widnes. Not just my life I suppose but also the lives of a few others, namely volunteers Karl, Steve and Mena who took on the roles of cinema staff with gusto. They brought a great perosnal character that made this cinema event unique – Karl with his local connections and natural authority; Steve with his own history and experience in working in a Widnes cinema (the Empire), along with his wife Mena who, having met Steve whilst working as an usherette back in the day, brought a sense of style to the presentation. We put on 12 screenings over two days – quite a marathon.

It was a really great weekend and we showed a hell of a lot of short films to a lot of people, young and old, from Widnes. Working to find the shop-space and get in ready for the event was intense, but worth it. I felt quite sad to pack it all up afterwards. More pictures (there are some crackers) can be seen on the A Small Cinema blog, along with Tim Brunsden’s film of Steve and Mena which was made specially for the event, plus a video document of the day.

A Small Cinema in Widnes was another project developed by Re-Dock. Thanks to Halton Borough Council for its financial support.

30 Sep

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Document – A Small Cinema on Bold St

September 30, 2009 | By |

Liverpool’s most prolific documentarian Tim Brunsden, was in attendance, and as usual with camera in hand. This gives a really nice introduction to the Small Cinema experience. I heard Tim just got a new Sony Z5, so keep an eye out for his upcoming work!

Thanks you again to all those who created, collated, exhibited, contributed, supported and applauded the event. You can see some photos for the day on the A Small Cinema blog, and also the Re-Dock Flickr page.

A Small Cinema on Bold St is a Re-Dock project that took place as part of Abandon Normal Devices Festival and Bold St Festival. Thankyou to Liverpool City Council for its financial support.

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01 Jul

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Jimmy Campbell Tribute Night

July 1, 2009 | By | No Comments

I filmed this event for Easy Money Records last month and was lucky enough to meet Jimmy’s family. Hopefuly there will be more Jimmy Campbell Tribute nights in the future.

05 Dec

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The Grand Vogue Ball

December 5, 2008 | By | No Comments

The annual Homotopia festival of queer arts and culture took place in Liverpool back in November. I was part of the Light Factory team documenting the events. The highlight of the festival was the Grand Vogue Ball in the Adelphi Hotel. I can now die a happy man, knowing I have seen everything, including an elephant fly. Here the Sugar Dandies tear up the catwalk.

19 Mar

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Drawing Music – Document

March 19, 2008 | By | No Comments

Video document by Tim Brunsden of the Drawing Music performance at the Bluecoat with Hannah Peel and Sketchybeast.
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30 Aug

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The Liverpool Giant

August 30, 2007 | By | No Comments

Document of the making of Liverpool’s own Giant, aptly named Jude. Jude was created by arts company Strange Cargo.

12 Nov

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Kinetic Fallacy Album Launch

November 12, 2006 | By | No Comments

The launch of our cd/dvd album ‘AudioVision’ at the View Two Gallery, Liverpool. Filmed by Tim Brunsden.
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