Join City Eye, John Hansard Gallery and Nuffield Southampton Theatres on 16 February from 6-9pm as we celebrate the opening of Studio 144 on Guildhall Square. We can't wait to welcome you there and to share our plans for City Eye and Southampton Film Week in the new building, but first of all come along to enjoy the fireworks and launch party in Guildhall Square!
6pm – Build up in Guildhall Square
6.30pm – ZoieLogic Dance Theatre presents Homegrown, the opening show celebrating Southampton as a city of makers
6.55pm – Fireworks
7pm–9pm – Doors Open at Studio 144
On Saturday the party continues for a full day of free activities for all ages across the whole of Studio 144 and sees the launch of Sampler which John Hansard Gallery and City Eye present through to Saturday 24 February (11am–8pm, closed Sunday 18 February).
Events on Saturday 17 February include
11am Threshold and Foyer
Join us for a traditional Chinese Lion Dance at the threshold of Studio 144 performed by the Waterside Lion Dance club in conjunction with the Chinese Association of Southampton
12pm - 4pm
City Eye Production Lab
Family Filmmaking Fun - drop in through the afternoon to make storyboards and short animations altogether
Discover JHG: Family drop-in day in the Active Space
Take part in Discover Arts Award embedded activities for all of the family, exploring the programme of artist works in the Gallery.
Tours of the building
Sign up on the day for a tour of John Hansard Gallery and City Eye. John Hansard Gallery will take you through its exhibition spaces and discuss the works on show, while City Eye will unveil its plans for a full range of film making and watching experiences in their new spaces.
City Eye Free Speaker Programme in the Screening Room
Whether experienced or at the early stages of your career, come along for insights and guidance from our industry experts.
12.30 Susan Beckett
Introducing City Eye and what it will offer at Studio 144
1pm Caroline Sax
Producer, Director and Screen Writer talks about developing your career and projects
2pm Matt Wild
Filmmaker and Cinematographer - working with drones
3pm Maggie Tarver
Actor, Director, Screen Writer - directing actors
All speaker events and film screenings in the Sampler programme are FREE!
a week-long mix of art, music, film, performance and words - offering a flavour of what's to come when the Gallery and City Eye reopen later this year.
12pm to 8pm
Welcome to City Eye
Drop in to see City Eye’s new film production and training spaces, enjoy the City Eye Story with films and clips from the City Eye archive and find out more about our plans to inspire and support filmmaking in Southampton and beyond!
We would love your feedback on your experience at Studio 144 today, your thoughts on the film and art you have seen, the activities you engaged with, your wider thoughts about the cultural quarter and our wonderful City! Come and record your message.
John Hansard Gallery
Launching on Saturday 17 and showing through to Saturday 24 February the Gallery has programmed a rich programme of art, photography and film with engaging, thought provoking and inspiring works from artists including David Batchelor, Rohna Byrne, Rob Crosse, Hetain Patel and Sam Laughlin. For details of these and all other JHG events and activities through Sampler visit John Hansard Gallery
From Monday 19 February events and activities continue including free film screenings at 7pm on 19 February and Wednesday 21 February.
Monday 19th February at 7pm - Daphne
Dir Peter Mackie Burns | UK | 2017 |88 minutes Cert. 15
Cast includes : Emily Beecham, Geraldine James, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Nathaniel Martello-White, Osy Ikhile
Daphne is a young woman negotiating the tricky business of modern life. Caught in the daily rush of her restaurant job and a nightlife kaleidoscope of new faces, she is witty, funny, the life of the party. Too busy to realise that deep down she is not happy. When she saves the life of a shopkeeper stabbed in a failed robbery, the impenetrable armour she wears to protect herself begins to crack, and Daphne is forced to confront the inevitability of a much-needed change in her life.
“Beecham is excellent” ★★★★ – The Guardian
“It’s hilarious and cutting” ★★★★ - The Telegraph
Emily Beecham slays in a misanthropic British winner that feels like a big screen Fleabag” – IndieWire
"Like a romantic comedy with all the bulls**t taken out” – IndieWire
“Beecham is terrific… A wisecracking wit who may just resemble women you actually know” ★★★★ – Time Out
Wednesday 21st February at 7pm - Cameraperson
award-winning documentary directed by Kirsten Johnson
Consulting Writers: Doris Baizley and Lisa Freedman
UK | 2016 | 1 hour 42 minutes
A boxing match in Brooklyn; life in postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina; the daily routine of a Nigerian midwife; an intimate family moment at home: these scenes and others are woven into Cameraperson, a tapestry of footage captured over the twenty-five-year career of documentary cinematographer Kirsten Johnson. Through a series of episodic juxtapositions, Johnson explores the relationships between image makers and their subjects, the tension between the objectivity and intervention of the camera, and the complex interaction of unfiltered reality and crafted narrative. A work that combines documentary, autobiography, and ethical inquiry, Cameraperson is both a moving glimpse into one filmmaker’s personal journey and a thoughtful examination of what it means to train a camera on the world.
The film was a hit at festivals winning many awards including the Grand Jury Award at Sheffield Doc/Fest and The Special Jury Prize for Documentary Feature at RiverRun International Film Festival. Cameraperson was also nominated for Best Documentary at the Gotham Independent Film Awards in 2016.
We are very grateful to Mettricks for sponsoring our first film programme at Studio 144.
We are not yet able to serve refreshments in our new venue so please do drop into Mettricks and grab a drink to enjoy during the film.
Sampler is part of Southampton Celebrates, the moment John Hansard Gallery, City Eye and Nuffield Southampton Theatres come together to celebrate moving into Studio 144, Southampton’s new arts complex.
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