Moving Pictures

Sharing music and film with dementia sufferers

WINDROSE, the rural media charity, has set up an innovative project that combines live singing and old films, provided by internet technology for people in Wiltshire who are living with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Folk singer and song collector Amanda Boyd worked with Alzheimer’s Support Wiltshire to deliver interactive Zoom sessions, which included fascinating old footage…

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Bristol actor in Small Axe

BRISTOL actor Stewart Wright is among the cast of Small Axe, an important drama anthology of five films by Oscar-winning director Steve McQueen, telling stories of London’s West Indian community between the late 1960s and mid-1980s. Stewart, 46, stars alongside BAFTA-award winning Naomi Ackie (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker) and Daniel Francis (Disney/ABC’s Once…

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The call of the sea

THE autumn edition of the Ocean Film Festival World Tour is a virtual event, with a series of dramatic, beautiful, lyrical and exciting new short films being shown online on 17th to 19th November. The films, as always, are stories of seafaring adventure, carefree characters and fascinating marine life, often with a particular conservation, ecological…

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Windrose launches new website

RURAL media charity Windrose Trust has a new website – windroseruralmedia.org – where you can view old film, listen to audio and order DVDs. All Windrose’s projects were cancelled or postponed because of the pandemic, but a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund has enabled the charity, which was set up in 1984 under…

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Award joy at Strode Theatre

THERE was understandable joy at Strode Theatre, Street, when the Culture Secretary announced the list of venues and organisations which would be receiving grants from the government’s Covid-19 Culture Recovery Fund. Strode Theatre, which has been closed since the lockdown started in March, has been awarded a grant of £246,911. General manager Robin Peters, who…

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Landmark music documentary

THE untold story of one of the most influential movements in British music, director Rubika Shah’s award-winning documentary, White Riot is at the cinema at Poole’s Lighthouse arts centre on Tuesday 13th October., the only screening in the area. The film offers a whistle stop tour of the grass-roots musical uprising in the late 1970s,…

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Attenborough at the Brewhouse

CLASSIC and new films and streamed performances from theatres are now being screened at Taunton’s Brewhouse arts centre. There are plans for the return of live performance, but no dates are confirmed. Watch the website. www.thebrewhouse.net for the latest news. There’s a second screening of David Attenborough’s A Life on our Planet on 3rd October.  

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Live at David Hall

THE David Hall at South Petherton reopened on Friday 11th September, and tge next live gig brings  locally based singer and songwriter, Julian Dawson (left),  on Saturday 3rd October. Full details of all upcoming events can be found on the website – www.thedavidhall.org.uk

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