Rhaglen | Programme

laugharnecastleFMA03The programme for the inaugural Laugharne Castle Poetry and Film Festival (6 – 8 June 2014) appears below.

Normal daily admission prices to Laugharne Castle apply for the daytime events.

Tickets for evening screenings are available through Chapter Arts Centre. To book please call 02920 304400 or click on the online booking links below. All events/workshops/screenings in the daytime programme are FREE with castle entrance ticket.

See Planning your visit for details of admission prices and directions to Laugharne Castle.


Friday 6 June

Festival launch
2pm – 3pm
A special introduction by Hannah Ellis (granddaughter of Dylan Thomas) followed by a screening of work from the Dylan Thomas: Poem in October education project.

under-milk-wood-01Outdoor Screening
Under Milk Wood 
(1972)
introduced by director Andrew Sinclair
7.30pm
£12 / £10 (concessions). Click here to book online
The classic 1972 film adaptation of Dylan Thomas’ Play for Voices, starring Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor and Peter O’Toole. Our screening will be followed by a Q&A between Andrew Sinclair and Hannah Ellis. “The film, beautifully photographed and spoken, casts the brooding spell of Thomas’ verse in its reconstruction of the seaside village and the daily round of its inhabitants.” – The International Herald Tribune

Saturday 7 June

Workshops
11am – 4pm
Join in our animation workshops! Create your own stop-motion animation in response to the work of Dylan Thomas or Laugharne Castle with Tim Allen.

Tim is a stop motion animator whose feature film work includes Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride, Fantastic Mr Fox, Oscar winning Peter & the Wolf & most recently animating for Disney on Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie. He’s served many years of TV series work including Creature Comforts USA & Shaun the Sheep for Aardman Animations as well as Rastamouse & Postman Pat. Have a look at some of his work here!

John Abell print workshop: create a print for our special exhibition, and take one away to display at home! Check out John’s work here.

Poetry Films
11am – 4pm
A special programme of contemporary poetry film from around the UK, curated by Paul Evans and Longbarrow Press with contributions from Filmpoem and Poetry Film. Click here to view the full afternoon programme.

edge_of_loveubteriOutdoor Screening
The Edge of Love (2008)
7.30pm
£12 / £10 (concessions). Click here to book online
Directed by John Maybury. Starring Keira Knightley, Sienna Murphy, Cillian Murphy and Matthew Rhys. Fictional account of Dylan Thomas, his wife Caitlin Macnamara and their friends the Killicks. Official selection at the Edinburgh Film Festival. “A wonderfully atmospheric tale of love and war” – The Hollywood Reporter

Sunday 8 June

Workshops
11am – 4pm

Join in our animation workshops! Create your own stop-motion animation in response to the work of Dylan Thomas or Laugharne Castle with Tim Allen.

Tim is a stop motion animator whose feature film work includes Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride, Fantastic Mr Fox, Oscar winning Peter & the Wolf & most recently animating for Disney on Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie. He’s served many years of TV series work including Creature Comforts USA & Shaun the Sheep for Aardman Animations as well as Rastamouse & Postman Pat. Have a look at some of his work here!

John Abell print workshop: create a print for our special exhibition, and take one away to display at home! Check out John’s work here.

Poetry Films
11am – 4pm
A special programme of contemporary poetry film from around the UK, curated by Paul Evans and Longbarrow Press with contributions from Filmpoem and Poetry Film. The full afternoon programme for both Sat 7 June and Sun 8 June appears further down this page; you can also view the programme details here.

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Poetry Films: afternoon programme
Saturday 7 June and Sunday 8 June

11:00 – 11:20am
Poem in October: a new series of digital media projections based on Dylan Thomas’s work, from three local schools.

11:20am – 12 noon
Filmpoem selection by artist and filmmaker Alastair Cook. This screening includes the following films: Every Memory, The God of Sugar, Emily Melting, Better Days, Jonah, The Forty Elephants, Born to Die, After the Robins, The Black Delph Bride and Bernard and Cerinthe.

12 noon – 12:30pm
Dylan Thomas commissions: NEW short films by artist filmmakers Emma Bolland, Alastair Cook, Hondartza Fraga, Gemma Green-Hope, Brian Lewis and Jean McEwan and Brian McEwan, with introductions by curator and artist Paul Evans. Each of these films has been specially commissioned for the Laugharne Castle Poetry and Film Festival. This screening includes the following films: How to be a Poet (Alastair Cook), Light Breaks Where No Sun Shines (Jean McEwan and Brian McEwan), That Good Night (Hondartza Fraga), Swansea (Gemma Green-Hope), East Wind (Brian Lewis) and Spells and Bone (Emma Bolland). Click here for more information about each of the commissioned films.

12:30 – 1:00pm
Flight and Return (part one): a selection of Longbarrow Press films (curated by Brian Lewis). This screening includes the following films: Murmuration, Fugue #3, Season Below Ground, The Burbage Valley, Cortège and To a Grandchild.

1:00 – 1:40pm
Filmpoem selection by artist and filmmaker Alastair Cook (repeat screening). This screening includes the following films: Every Memory, The God of Sugar, Emily Melting, Better Days, Jonah, The Forty Elephants, Born to Die, After the Robins, The Black Delph Bride and Bernard and Cerinthe. 

Break of 20 minutes

2:00 – 3:00pm

PoetryFilm screenings with curator Zata Kitowski
PoetryFilm is a living research project initiated by Malgorzata Kitowski in 2002, celebrating films based on poems, poems turned into films, collaborations, text-based films, and other avant-garde text/image/sound material. It has resulted in over 50 events at cinemas, galleries, literary festivals and academic institutions featuring avant-garde films based on poems, art films, text-based films, live performances and talks. The project originated from an interest in the experiencing, creation and perception of emotion and meaning.

3:00 – 3:30pm
Flight and Return (part two): a selection of Longbarrow Press films (curated by Brian Lewis). This screening includes the following films: Cells, Aseptic Technique, Skin and Cave Time and Sea Changes.

3:30 – 3:50pm
Dylan Thomas commissions: NEW short films by artist filmmakers Emma Bolland, Alastair Cook, Hondartza Fraga, Gemma Green-Hope, Brian Lewis and Jean McEwan and Brian McEwan (repeat screening). Each of these films has been specially commissioned for the Laugharne Castle Poetry and Film Festival. This screening includes the following films: How to be a Poet (Alastair Cook), Light Breaks Where No Sun Shines (Jean McEwan and Brian McEwan), That Good Night (Hondartza Fraga), Swansea (Gemma Green-Hope), East Wind (Brian Lewis) and Spells and Bone (Emma Bolland). Click here for more information about each of the commissioned films.

Watch the trailer for Gemma Green-Hope’s film ‘Swansea’ (one of the new festival commissions):

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