Robert Davies: Of Time and the Railway at mac

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Robert Davies
Of Time and the Railway
Saturday 4 July – Sunday 20 September 2015
Arena Gallery
Open daily, 11am – 6pm* | Free admission

This is a film about the railway line between Birmingham and Aberystwyth. The journey, filmed from the driver’s cab of the train, has been recorded weekly over twelve months so that the changing human geography of the industrial and farming landscape is complemented by the physical changes that emerge over the seasons.   Take this film train journey – a train journey familiar to so many of us living here – and pass through the changes of both a day and a year…

Originally from Birmingham, Robert Davies is an artist living and working in Tre Taliesin, near Aberystwyth. Of Time and the Railway will be shown at selected galleries along the train route between the Midlands and Wales.

Artist Talk: Robert Davies
Tuesday 18 August, 7pm | £3 | Hexagon Theatre
Join artist Robert Davies for further insight into his film Of Time and the Railway, a piece of work that was 86 days in the making.

*Please note the Arena Gallery may be closed on occasion. Please refer to the website before you travel to avoid disappointment, or call 0121 446 3232.

Shock & Gore, 1-3 July, The Electric

Not one for the squeamish amongst you, this is Birmingham’s premier independent cinema’s chance to revel in a love of cinematic gore. If you love your blood spurting out, your zombies gruesome and finding yourself shaking on the edge of your seat, then take a peak between your fingers and see what delights Shock & Gore has to offer and it all starts TODAY. Continue reading

Fierce and Flatpack

Various venues throughout Birmingham – 22 – 27 March Continue reading

West Midlands Film Boost

Hollywood has arrived in the West Midlands with not one but two films currently being shot in the area, bringing with them some famous faces.

Ever thought you’d spot Helena Bonham Carter or Freddie Highmore (the little lad from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) in Wolverhampton?  Well, you probably still won’t, but they are there…  Their new film TOAST, based on food writer Nigel Slater’s childhood in 1960’s Wolverhampton, is a bittersweet trip down memory lane retrieving the tastes and smells that a young boy associates with his journey into adulthood. Continue reading

Flatpack 2010

Birmingham is getting a great reputation for putting on fab festivals throughout the year and March 2010 is the turn of one of the best FLATPACK. This year the event takes place from 23-28 March and it looks like they are planning some pretty spectacular stuff.

Bringing film to unexpected places and spaces in locations across Birmingham (including warehouse spaces, art galleries, a social club, a specially constructed cardboard cinema and the sites of some of the UK’s first Odeons designed in the 1930s) the festival is promising:

Bus trips to art deco cinemas, the weird world of puppets, immersive art happenings, Murnau rescored, optical illusions, idea theft and creepy 70s television.

Rare screenings and new commissions share the limelight with talks and screenings from a suitably eclectic programme to inspire all.

The full programme will be available at the beginning of February.