Over the past year and a half the @MACEarchive Media Archive for Central England‘s, @HeritageLottery Funded, Full Circle Project Curators Kay Ogilvie (@KayOgilvie) and Lucie Kerley (@luciekerley) have worked alongside local community and history groups throughout the midlands to collect over 200+ home-movie, industrial and amateur film collections relating to the East and West Midlands.
One of our West Midlands Full Circle Groups Norman Bartlam and the TNT News Team with the Mayoress Councillor Ward at a film screening event in Ladywood, Birmingham.
Dave Sturt and his creative musical troup – Cipher have collaborated with visual artist Anthony Hatton to produce a thought-provoking and engaging visual and live musical experience using little seen footage from the Media Archive of Central England, including local images of Lincolnshire, Derbyshire, West Midlands and Nottinghamshire.
Cipher's Dave and Theo
Cipher's Dave and Tony
MACE were delighted to be able to work with Cipher to give these previously hidden, film heritage gems new musical accompaniment in order to bring these silent home-movies to life! For more information see here.
Cipher during a rehearsal session of "Past Lives".
For tickets, please contact the venues directly.
08/03/12 - Lincoln Performing Arts Centre T: 01522 837600
09/03/12 – The National Centre for Craft and Design, Sleaford T: 01529 308710
27/03/12 - South Holland Centre, Spalding T: 01775 764 777
25/05/12 – Holymoorside Village Hall, Chesterfield T: 01246 567118 or 861997
27/05/12 – The Broadway, Nottingham T: 0115 952 6600
30/05/12 – Solihull Arts Complex T: 0121 704 6962
24/06/12 – The Ritz cinema, Belper T: 01773 822 224
27/06/12 - Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry T: 024 7652 4524
29/06/12 – The Public, West Bromwich T: 0121 533 7161
07/07/12 – The Quad, Derby T: 01332 290606
08/07/12 – Gothic Warehouse, Cromford T: 01629 824297
19/07/12 – Stamford Arts Centre T: 01780 763 20
The music is composed by renowned musicians Theo Travis(flute, sax – David Sylvian, Steven Wilson, Robert Fripp) andDave Sturt (fretless bass/sound design – Gong, Steve Hillage, Bill Nelson). They will perform with guest musicians Deirdre Benscik (cello) and Clare Bhabra (violin) from the renownedSinfonia ViVA
Past Lives Rehearsal with digitally projected Full Circle films in the background.
Chair of Belbroughton History Society and Full Circle Depositor Sarah Bradley chats with pupils at Belbroughton Primary School during a screening of some local archive films from the MACE Full Circle Project.
Child engaging with vintage cine-film camera that was found during the MACE Full Circle Project at BBC Reel History Event in Leicester.
Dave Sturt chats to Sarah Bradley about her father's beautifully shot cinefilm collection, some of which will feature in the Past Lives performance.
the workshops…….some venues will be running workshops on the day of the performance – please ring to check. They will demonstrate how to create a soundtrack and will give people a chance to play to a scene from the film. The workshop willinclude basic improvisation techniques, ‘capturing a mood’, exploring musical themes, using music technology in live performance and discovering the hidden potential of musical instruments. Interested musicians of all ages and all standards welcome.
A very big thank you to the following sponsors who have helped make this happen – The Heritage Lottery, Arts Council England, Derbyshire County Council and The QUAD, Derby
For more information about Dave Sturt or Cipher check out:
If you have any cine film, tape or moving image material relating to the Midlands region and want to know how you can preserve these items for years to come and have relevant material digitised as part of the Full Circle Project, please get in touch with:
Lucie Kerley – Full Circle Project Curator: Community & Acquisition – 07919 896 505 or 01522 837756 (Wednesday’s) email: firstname.lastname@example.org