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Ye Olde Somewhere

Most ex-printmakers like us seldom see our old work getting the light of day, though of course in many private houses it's probably being enjoyed daily - in fact a buyer of one of my degree show prints from 1991 recently contacted me about buying another print 24 years later - and with a his (slightly) healthier bank balance!

So it was my good fortune to drop by GOMA (Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow) to see 'Ripples in the Pond' a group show including two prints from 1992 by us - that's three years before we even started collaborating as Somewhere!

It's a fascinating show as it's conceived as a conversation between works by women on paper and moving image and was generated by partners Modern Edinburgh Film School, along with LUX Scotland and Glasgow Women’s Library. There is a screening room along with lots of very diverse pieces.

Our two small prints were created at Edinburgh Printmakers Workshop, a wonderful place where we both worked at one point, and they then we acquired by Glasgow City Council (I can't remember how) and until now have lived in a planchest in storage, so it's great to see them again and to know that they have interested someone enough to draw them out into the public eye again.

And on a library table in the show, there is a copy of the lovely 'Guide to Somewhere' produced for last years show in Kettles Yard!

AND the show runs until April 2016 - so no excuses if you are in town!

More about the show can be found here.

FANFARE: FLOATING CINEMA ON TOUR LAUNCH!

This is our final season programming the lovely Floating Cinema, so join us as often as you can this summer as we leave London for the first time and float to Bristol.

This Friday 5 June we kick off at Brentford with Kevin MacDonald's acclaimed film 'Life in a Day' - an epic collection of everyday brilliance, collated from 80,000 contributors from around the world.

Enjoy canal side refreshments, and find out more about our ambitious voyage and action packed programme of screenings, events and artists commissions that will unfold along the route.

20.00 Explore the Floating Cinema and enjoy canalside refreshments
21.15 Speeches
21.30 Open Air screening programme
23.00 Event ends

BOOKING DETAILS

FREE, Booking essential, limited capacity available.

As there is limited capactiy, book online here via Eventbrite.

Please note the finale open air film is rated 12A and children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

European Premiere announcement!

We're thrilled to at last be able to tell you that our UK friends have some upcoming chances to see our new film THE CLOSER WE GET at long last!

We've been selected to screen at the wonderful Edinburgh International Documentary Film Festival and here are the dates you need:

Thursday 18 June 18:10
Cineworld 12
Fountain Park,
130/3 Dundee Street, Edinburgh EH11 1AF
&
Saturday 20 June 13:30
Filmhouse 3
88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH3 9BZ
Edinburgh International Film Festival Tickets / Bookings:
EIFF Box Office
88 Lothian Road
Edinburgh EH3 9BZ
info@edfilmfest.org.uk
Tel. +44(0)131 623 8030

LONDON PREMIERE @ OPEN CITY DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL - JUNE 21
Hot on those Edinburgh heels is this Closing Gala night screening at this state-of-the-art central London cinema!
Sunday 21 June - 18:00
Regent Street Cinema
309 Regent Street, London W1B 2UW
Tel. +44(0)20 7911 5050
Open City Documentary Festival Tickets / Bookings:
Open City Box Office, Festival Hub
Robert’s Building, UCL, Torrington Place, London WC1E 7JE
+44(0)20 7679 4907
info@opencitylondon.com

We'll be at all of the above screenings - can't wait to see you there!

Karen and the Hot Docs gong!

Best International Documentary Feature at Hot Docs

What a week - our first ever trip to Hot Docs in Toronto for the World Premiere of The Closer We Get.

We screened twice to fantastic audiences - laughter, a few tears and many insightful questions afterwards for myself and our editor Alice who travelled out with me.

Then came the award ceremony evening at the wondrously-named 'Shangri-La' hotel, when we heard we'd won the top prize - amazing! Luckily a friendly producer took care of my glass award for the rest of the evening for me (thanks Dewi!) as it went a bit hazy after that...

We met so many fantastic film-makers and film fans it really was quite overwhelming, but a wonderful start to the film's life. We can't wait to tell you about the UK premiere, which we can do in a few weeks time, so do watch this space !

Today is the big day in Toronto ...

GOOD LUCK Karen & Alice for the World Premiere of the film today ... it's a been a long long journey to get here but so worthwhile, I can't wait to start reading the reviews as the film goes out into the big wide world at last today ... you two won't be awake as yet but when you are (as they would say in Largs) Weeeellll Done ;-)

For anyone else over there in Toronto too tickets are right here.

Graphic design by Koby Barhad, digital compositing by Damian Shelds, photography by Nina Pope

Eyes on the Horizon

It's been great to work again with Koby Barhad on design for The Closer We Get. Koby did lots of great stuff (including a Somewhere font dontcha know) for our recent show at Kettles Yard and he's nailed it again in this lovely poster.
A shout out must also go to photographer Damian Shields who did some incredible compositing work to the photographs that went into the design....

Vintage Bata awning from Maryport, at Eastside Projects in Birmingham

Bata-ville at Eastside Projects in Birmingham

The nice folk at Eastside Projects sent us this picture of our Bata vintage shop awning as it was hung in The Birmingham Show, which comes down today.

Looks small but that's warehouse shows for you :-)

The Closer We Really Are Getting …

At last we can share not only the wonderful new trailer for the film (with big thanks to Intermission) but also the VERY exciting news that we have our World Premiere at the acclaimed international documentary festival, Hot Docs - in Toronto, Canada - and soon!

Have a look here for more info - we screen on Wed April 29 & Thurs April 30 and tickets are already available :-)

It's an amazing start to the film's journey, and we are looking forward to bringing it closer to our home shores in the UK as soon as we can. Right ... back to trying to print out the flyers, get some hard drives off to Canada and finish those sub-titles - no rest here!

Still by Nina Pope, compositing by Damian Shields

The Closer We Get

The pedal has been on the metal these last few weeks on our new film The Closer We Get, and at the end of March we welcome once more Karen's niece Zoe to intern on this next phase of the film's life.

We're still at Splice in Shoreditch where people are beavering away finessing audio and final picture tweaks, and upstairs at Intermission Film, an incredible trailer has emerged - we cannot wait to show you it next week, we think you'll love it.

Lastly I have to flag up the great work of designer Koby Barhad (working on our film poster) and Damian Shields who has been doing our digital compositing - look at this wonderful picture below!

Floating Cinema by Hydar Dewachi

Up, Up and Away

We're having a superbusy few weeks planning the Floating Cinema's first trip beyond London - up the Bath & Kennett canal to Bristol, very slowly of course.
It's all happening from June this summer so look out for us if you're in the West Country!