Film Screenings in Piel View House

History, memories and an historic spring tide ritual are to be explored in film screenings at Piel View House.

Full of Noises (FON), one of Barrow-in-Furness’ Arts Council Portfolio organisations, is partnering with Artspace Cumbria to present two film screenings in FON’s base in Piel View House, Barrow Park.

The first of the films is called Still Waters, which looks at family history and the active memory of land in the beautiful and atmospheric setting of Askam in Furness, Cumbria.

Animator James Alexander and photographer Lindsay Ward worked with maker / researcher Alex Blackmore and Askam’s Kevin Alexander on a year-long project looking at the way a place can tell its own story through the people that live and work in it. The work includes contributions from local school pupils and lead artist John Hall has produced text, sound and video.

A local resident commented: “Thanks to you all for creating this amazing work. Lindsay certainly captured some wonderful photographs. You certainly made me look at Askam in a different way; a very special way.”

The second film, Horngarth, is a piece by John Hall about the ancient and mysterious Whitby Penny Hedge Service, the annual planting of a hazel hedge in Whitby Bay, featuring the voice of Lol Hodgson, Court Leet Bailf of Fyling.

Both films can be viewed in Barrow Park’s Piel View House, which has recently been redeveloped to provide a 40 capacity performance and project space as well as a reception and offices, providing a new hub for FON’s ongoing activities in the Barrow Park.

The event, co-funded by the Europe Programme of the European Union, is free and drop-in with films starting on the hour from 1pm-5pm on Saturday 4 March. Entry is free and people are welcome to just drop in. Full details and directions can be found at www.fonfestival.org.

 


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