SOUP TALK: Julia Parks – Cumbria on 16mm Film
Date: 11 October 2023
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
£5 - £10 per personBook Here
£5 for the talk only
£10 for the talk with a bowl of homemade soup (can be served before or after the talk)
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If you do not have the means to pay for a ticket, we have an access budget that enables us to provide free places for people with low incomes, who are unemployed or have other accessibility needs. Please contact us to register.
The talk starts at 6.30pm sharp. The Stable Bar will be open for drinks from 5pm.
The Farmer’s Arms, Lowick Green – LA12 8DT
Fresh off the international film festival circuit, join Cumbrian artist-filmmaker Julia Parks for an evening of film and conversation.
Having lived most of her life in West Cumbria, Julia Parks’ unique analogue practice has been inspired by the region’s people, landscapes, culture, industry and folk traditions. Julia’s films pay close attention to beauty without succumbing to romanticism, politics without resorting to didacticism and folk culture without straying into nostalgia. Hear how she approaches her subject matter in between screenings of some of her earliest and most recent short films, with time for your own questions at the end.
After being awarded the Film London Artist Moving Image Fellowship in 2020/21, Julia’s films have been screened at Alchemy Film & Moving Image Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Braziers International Film Festival and Open City Documentary Festival, making her one of the UK’s leading young filmmakers.
The Evening’s Screenings:
Workington Red (2019) 20 mins – examines how the iron, coal, steel and nuclear industries have shaped the landscape around West Cumbria
Solway Steel and Cyclamen (2019) 12 mins – an animated portrait of seven West Cumbrian industries
Haaf (2020) 16 mins – a black and white portrait of the traditional haff netting method of fishing practiced on both sides of the Solway Firth
All Flesh is Grass (2023) 9 mins – explores the ambiguous relationships between animals, human customs and the so-called natural world of the Scottish Borders across the four seasons