Do you have stories to tell about Berwick?

23/08/2011

Do you have stories to tell about Berwick?

Do you have stories to tell that might inspire a newly commissioned animated projection about Berwick?

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival

Berwick-upon-Tweed is home to the largest film festival in North East England and the Scottish Borders. Each year for the past seven years, the town has celebrated the art of the moving image through a series of film screenings, video installations, and projections, illuminating the whole town.

The 2011 Festival

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival also commissions new work, specifically for locations within Berwick – and so it has again for the forthcoming festival, Friday 23rd – Sunday 25th September.

The New Commission

The team have commissioned prize-winning video artist and animator Gareth Hudson to create a large-scale 3D projection onto the newly restored Dewar’s Lane Granary in Berwick. You may have seen Gareth’s piece ‘Eventually’ in the Town Hall Prison Cells as part of the Festival, and in fact may have met him, as he came to the Festival to give a talk about his work.

In line with our theme of Once Upon a Time, the animation will be inspired by local folklore and by tales and myths from Berwick-upon-Tweed itself.

And this is where we need your help:

- Do you have stories to tell about the history of Berwick? Whether fact, fiction, mythology, legend or tall tales?
- Do you want to be involved in shaping the story of a large-scale animated projection, about Berwick, and made specifically for Berwick?

If so, would you be happy to give an hour as a group, with the artist this weekend, at 2pm on Saturday 27th August at the Dewar’s Lane Granary Café?

To register interest, please contact Melanie Iredale, Festival Director, Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, at Melanie@berwickfilm-artsfest.com or call 01289 303355.