In Art, Community, Curiousity, Democracy, discussion, Edinburgh, film, free screening, Interview, Leith, poetry, poets, thiscollection on June 18, 2012 at 10:43 pm
Photo by Ruei Yen and Xara Vlaxou from their flyering album on facebook.
Thanks to Fiona Grieg, freelance producer, we can listen to the enterprising young film curator programmers, Hara Vlahou and Ruei Yen discuss their experiences organising “Under Light and Shadow” their personal interpretation of This Collection’s poems and films to date.
Listen to Fire Horse findings on Leithermagazine.com here.
The event is happening this Saturday June 23rd at Out of the Blue Drill Hall 2-7pm.
There are limited spaces for the free filmmaking workshop with the very talented and funny Oliver Benton from 3-6pm. Register here!
If you are interested in presenting the assortment of collected wonders and running workshops or discussing the methods or materials used in this project feel free to contact filmthiscollection_at_gmail.com.
In Community, Edinburgh, poems, poetry, poets, thiscollection on December 8, 2011 at 7:28 pm
With the this collection project about to experience something of a revival, it is with regret that co-founder Claire Askew departs the project for pastures new.
“I had a great time working on this collection, and I am very grateful indeed to all the brilliant poets, filmmakers and artists I got to work with over the course of the project. It wasn’t always easy, and things didn’t always go to plan, but it was always, always weird, daring and great fun. Being part of the massive McEwan Hall showcase will remain one of the stand-out moments of my poetic ‘career’ — it was a truly unique and awe-inspiring event. All our events were special, all our film shoots were mad and brilliant, all our poetry readings were inspiring. Thanks a million to anyone who was in any way involved.
Thanks in particular to Stan Reeves of the Tollcross Community Centre; and to Mike Spells and Garry Gale of Edinburgh City Libraries — gents, may your glasses at the Bow Bar be ever full.
Thanks for everything, this collection-ers! Keep up your fabulous creative work, whatever it may be.”