Untold Stories

Seven renowned animators have been selected to create a series of micro-shorts, commissioned by Animate Projects and Anim18, as part of the Anim18 programme – a UK-wide celebration of British animation taking place until December 2018. The animators are: Jessica Ashman, Leo Crane, Ian Gouldstone, Anushka Kishani Naanayakkara, Osbert Parker & Laurie Hill, and Kate Sullivan.Continue reading “Untold Stories”

A Century of Coal

The story of the Kent coalfields is, as the director and producer of A Century of Coal Peter Williams told us at The Marlowe Theatre, is a ‘unique’ one. The county is usually described as a green and verdant garden or known for its fecund agriculture. Black fuel and deep pits are things we don’tContinue reading “A Century of Coal”

Ross Blake – Pretty en Rose 

Mysterious and magical, Ross Blake’s delirious original soundtrack to Pretty en Rose is a delightfully mellifluous foray into the imagination. Conjuring up gorgeous visuals and poetic melodies, the London-based multi-disciplinary composer and film maker weaves a plethora of influences together to create a hallucinogenic and sumptuous musical tapestry. The soundtrack to a French documentary charting the career of FrenchContinue reading “Ross Blake – Pretty en Rose “

Everything Flows: How Movies Inspire Music

As part of Film 4’s Summer Screen 2017, taking place in the glorious grounds of Somerset House, Everything Flows: How Movies Inspire Music  was a fascinating talk on the influence of films and music. Soundtracks might be evocative and expansive, gritty and bold, or romantic and meandering. Regardless, sound matters. In a panel consisting of CharlotteContinue reading “Everything Flows: How Movies Inspire Music”

Sister Act at The Marlowe Theatre

‘I’m so fabulous!’ announces Alexandra Burke, arriving on stage as Delores Van Cartier, soul singer in downtown Detroit. But in Sister Act The Musical, it’s only when she’s joined by her sisters and dons the habit of Sister Mary Clarence that things really perk up, and the performance is lifted from an everyday service to somethingContinue reading “Sister Act at The Marlowe Theatre”