Monthly Archives: October 2009

Reading Experimental Film Festival and art workshops



Firstly, it’s that time of year when everyone is looking for the workshop information which is right here, we’ve even gone so far as to update the Christmas info . In between, you will still be able to come and join in a the term time programme of after school clubs, toddler workshops, jelly bean, family workshops, the voice studio, evening classes.

You can also find us in North Reading at the Emmer Green Youth and Community Centre, Grove Road from 1-2.30pm Tuesday 27th October in a family workshop making Autumn themed mobiles. It’s a drop in session and is a subsidised workshop costing £1 per family, maybe we will see you there.

We still are looking for a new home to move to, there are some potentials on the horizon and we hope that by March 2010 when we have to leave our present location, we will have found somewhere more secure to live.

This is indeed a challenging time for many artists locally with lack of studio space and visible platforms to promote their work, however we are working on a programme of temporary exhibitions in partnership with Reading UK CIC.

The good news? – this weekend welcomes the return of the Reading Experimental Film Festival, celebrating it’s 2nd birthday by a three day festival of film. The programme includes:
Friday 23rd 7.30pm: Ex Reading boy turned international experimental film maker MATT HULSE talking through a selection of his shorts, before showing his debut feature film ‘Follow the Master’. Also an installation piece by great local artist JON LOCKHART and music to film by THE FORM GROUP performing to Wim Wenders ‘Alice in the Cities’

Saturday 24th 7.30pm: A programme of short films from some of the most influential figures in experimental film, including John Smith, Tina Keane and Peter Gidal. Followed by a 90 minute live performance from GUY SHERWIN and LYN LOO including the seminal piece MAN WITH MIRROR

Sunday 25th 6.00pm: A screening of the submissions for REFF, as well as four films made by artists who received bursaries from REFF and the WORLD PREMIERE of a commissioned piece made by one of the rising stars of the experimental film world, MARK AERIAL WALLER, who’s film ‘Karpouziaaa’ was filmed in Reading using non actors from Reading! The evening will be topped off by THE PAWN BROKER playing live to part of Tarkovsky’s ‘Solaris’

The festival takes place at The Rising Sun Arts Centre, Silver Street, Reading. Tickets are only £6.00 per day (or £15.00 for a 3 day ticket) and you can turn up for tickets.

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