KINO FILM SALFORD SHOWCASE
SECRET TALENTS OF SALFORD – Wednesday 13th June Black Lion
Short films made in Salford and featuring Salford connections make up a showcase of top mini-movies screening in the cinema upstairs at the Black Lion pub this Wednesday.
There's another showing for John Crumpton's satirical music video I Married A Cult Figure From Salford (see Salford Star feature here) featuring John Cooper Clarke, while The Rat Thief is a black and white Charlie Chaplin style silent movie shot using a classic pinhole technique. Also on the bill are two post-apocalyptic dramas, Far From Home by local filmmaker Sophie Broadgate and Apocalypse Girl, starring a recent Salford Uni graduate (see photos).
Also on the bill is Itch by Daniel Kenyon, featuring 10 year old Mitchell who wants to be like is older sister's boyfriend; The Last Drop, about an out of work clown; and Clench – What Are You Fighting For?, shot at Salford Lads Club exploring how racism can be ended within a generation.
There's also a specially edited version of Sista's of Salford, in which young Salfordian women interview the older generation to get pointers on health, education and their futures.
Secret Talents of Salford runs upstairs at the Black Lion, 65 Chapel Street M3 5HU 7:30-10:30pm Wednesday 13th June £3/£4 and £2 for Salford residents. For more details e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org For ticket sales - click here and for more details on Facebook - click here.
TRIBUTE TO SHELAGH DELANEY – Sunday 17th June Black Lion
A Taste of Honey, The White Bus and Charlie Bubbles feature in a triple screening on Sunday 17th June at the Black Lion. All three are iconic Salford films, and all three have the stamp of Shelagh Delaney, who died last year (for Nigel Pivaro's tribute to Shelagh Delaney click here).
A Taste of Honey, directed by Tony Richardson and starring Rita Tushingham, is the classic black and white kitchen sink drama, while Charlie Bubbles, based on Delaney's novel, and starring Albert Finney, Billie Whitelaw and Liza Minnelli, features the successful bloke who returns from London to Salford to dig his roots. The White Bus, meanwhile, directed by Lindsay Anderson, and stars loads of ordinary Salford people and everyday Salford locations in one surreal movie.
Tribute To Shelagh Delaney screens upstairs at the Black Lion pub, 65 Chapel Street, M3 5HU on Sunday 17th June. There's a matinee at 2pm showing A Taste of Honey and Charlie Bubbles (£3/£4 or £2 for Salford residents). Then at 5:30pm there's a lone screening of The White Bus (£2). And at 6:45pm there's another double bill screening of A Taste of Honey and Charlie Bubbles (£3/£4). You can pay on the door.
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Also people who go to the Delaney Tribute will be eligible to get free tickets to see Ken Russell's 1960 documentary on Shelagh Delaney at a special screening at the BBC on 23rd June.
THE SECRET GARDENS FESTIVAL
The Secret Garden Festival runs until 23rd June and includes all kinds of craft, gardening, art and music events, including a talk on Wednesday 13th June at 2pm at the Working Class Movement Library by George McKay, Professor of Cultural Studies at Salford Uni, on Radical Gardening: politics, idealism and rebellion in the garden.
The talk aims to show how notions of utopia, of community, of peace and of activism are worked through in the garden. There's also a chance to visit the Library's very own unique garden. To book tickets for this event, the first in a series of Invisible History talks at the WCML, ring 0161 736 360.
At the Ordsall Neighbourhood Centre on Wednesday 13th and 20th June at 10am, local writer Mike Scantlebury will be opening up to local people his attempt to write a novel about the Festival. Anyone can contribute to the plot during the writing workshop. For more details see www.Salford.me
And to round off the Festival on June 23rd, as part of the Langworthy Cornerstone's 10th Anniversary celebrations, local children are creating a night garden full of mysterious flowers, sounds, sights and creatures. 10:30am-2:30pm. For further details phone John Phillips on 0161 212 4481.
On the 23rd June there's also a Public Showcase of events at MediaCityUK – see the Secret Gardens website for details of this and all other events www.secretgardensfestival.net