Shropshire’s First World War Film Festival showcases classic and new films from the 1930s to the present day. Films will be shown at community cinemas and village halls around the county as part of the events programme to remember poet and soldier Wilfred Owen and the centenary of Armistice Day at the end of World War I.
Film, television and video games
November 4th this year marks the centenary of the day that Shropshire poet and soldier, Wilfred Owen, fell in battle in 1918, the last year of the First World War. This important anniversary will be marked in his home county by a series of events over the last 100 days from 4th August to the centenary of the Armistice on 11th November. Details can be found in the brochure (see link) together with ideas of related places that can be visited during the period.
The launch of Thames Estuary Growth Commision 2050 on 25 June saw the Mayor of London's ambition to transform the Thames Estuary into a world-class industrial hub for the creative and cultural industries take another step towards its goal.
The ambition is expected to create jobs and develop new talent to benefit London and the wider South East.
Arts Education Exchange launched a Spacehive crowdfunding campaign to raise £37,569 to transform a disused building, with a bold new design envisioned by architects, Studio Octopi. Supported by Turner Contemporary, Dreamland and Tracey Emin the funding will allow this community organisation to refurbish the building and install a professional recording studio and video editing suite.
The Culture Diary, with the GREAT Britain Campaign, the Department for International Trade and HMG partners, curated the UK Innovation Hub stand, and supported the Futures Stage and Knowledge Hub with exhibitors, panels and showcases at the International Business Festival on 27–28 June.
The Great Exhibition of the North takes place from 22 June to 9 September, 80 days of amazing exhibits, live performances, displays of innovation, new artworks and magical experiences. The Exhibition will tell the inspiring story of the North of England and how its innovators, businesses, artists and designers have shaped our present and are inspiring our future.
Some highlights from each of the trails and hubs throughout the three months include:
QuestLab Network is a new artist development initiative funded by Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence programme. QuestLab Network will create a new network of dance artists, developers, technologists and commercial organisations, leading to the development and delivery of performance and engagement projects around the country.
More than £150 million is being jointly invested by government and industry to help the UK's world-leading cultural and creative businesses thrive. This Sector Deal, agreed between government and the Creative Industries Council (CIC) was announced on 28 March by Secretary of State for Digital. Culture, Media & Sport, Matt Hancock.
The British Academy of Television and Film Awards (BAFTA) have announced nominations for their 2018 British Academy Games Awards, nominating 45 games from the past 12 months, with world-renowned British developers Ninja Theory scooping nine nominations for their highly-acclaimed 2017 release Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice.