Fanclan: the Hebridean Book Festival at An Lanntair Arts Centre, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis (2018).

From the 31st October to the 3rd November, An Lanntair Arts Centre, Stornoway, held their annual flagship cultural events programme, Fanclan: the Hebridean Book Festival. The theme for this year’s festival was Fear. Writers, poets, musicians and artists were invited to share their work alongside some of the most iconic 'scary' films. Exhibitions included, Erraid: 6 Degrees West, a set of postage stamps focusing on the life and works of Robert Louis Stevenson by an artists' collective based on the the Isle of Erraid and my work, Experiencing the Filmpoem, the exhibition of my filmpoems screened as moving image installations in the gallery space of the arts centre. Broadly, my research examine

Blog archive: The World According to Grierson, ‘Drifters’ at the Hippodrome Silent Film Festival (20

These blog posts, The World According to Grierson, ‘Drifters’ at the Hippodrome Silent Film Festival (2014) and The Lasting Appeal of Night Mail (1936), were written for my MLitt Film Studies course in 2014 and can be found on the University of Stirling Archives webpage. It's interesting to look back on them after a number of years. I also wrote a blog charting the Free Cinema Movement, but, for whatever reason, it was never published. So, here it is: The Free Cinema Movement, a series of six film programmes screened at the National Film Theatre (NFT) in London between February 1956 and March 1959, referred to a small group of filmmakers who decided that total freedom from propaganda and eco

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