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november listings

November 3, 2008

hello,

This might be the last bit of listings you get from us for a while, as
Flatpack madness starts to take over. Below are a bunch of Birmingham-
and film-related things going on in November. Firstly, our news…

FLATPACK INTERNSHIPS
As you might know, Flatpack Festival 3 is happening in March next year.
We’re currently advertising for two part-time interns to work on festival
planning between November and January. One Festival Assistant, and
one Web Editor. Deadline for applications is tomorrow, job specs here:
http://www.flatpackfestival.org/blog/2008/10/22/internships/
There will be plenty of volunteering opportunities too; watch this space.
And don’t forget that shorts submissions close on 5 December.
http://www.flatpackfestival.org.uk/submissions

WORCESTERSHIRE ON FILM
Our archive tour closes on 22 November with a matinee show at
Number 8 in Pershore and a gala screening at Worcester Guild Hall.
At the Worcester screening the silent material will include live piano
accompaniment by Alcyona.
http://www.7inch.org.uk/project/worcestershire-on-film/

7INCH no.35 :: HOUSEWIVES’ CHOICE
Our next Hare and Hounds event is on 30 November and features a
selection of shorts, adverts and propaganda from the BFI archive, giving
a window on the world of the British housewife between the 20s and 50s.
Includes tips on the perfect rabbit pie, and music to scrub the floor to
courtesy of Sugarfoot Stomp.
http://www.7inch.org.uk/event/housewives-choice/

SO WHAT ELSE IS ON?

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7inch october listings

October 8, 2008

Hello,

Slightly belated listings for you this month – though I suppose we always
say that. For those of you new to this list, 7 Inch Cinema send out semi-
regular information on things you might be interested in, mostly film- or
Birmingham-related. Firstly, a wee 7inch update…

WORCESTERSHIRE ON FILM
We are about a third of the way through the tour, having so far visited
people in Kidderminster, Redditch and Evesham and rocked their world.
Next up, Tenbury Wells tonight. There is an itinerary and photo diary on
the projects page.

THE FABULOUS ANIMATION OF WLADYSLAW STAREWICZ
Sunday 26 October at the Library Theatre in B’ham
Bizarre and lovely stop-frame animation from the 20s and 30s,
presented by collector Dennis Nyback in association with Birmingham
International Film Society.

…Then back at the Hare and Hounds on Sunday 30 November for
archive programme  HOUSEWIVES’ CHOICE, with special guests
Sugarfoot Stomp. By the way, if you failed to pick up the new Pram
DVD ‘Shadow Shows of the Phantascope’ at our recent launch you can now get it online.

FLATPACK FESTIVAL 3
Yes, it is beginning to rumble on the horizon. Venues are getting fixed
up, wishlists scribbled on napkins and websites rejiggled. For now,
here are the dates:
11-15 March, 2009.
Birmingham, UK.
Hubba hubba!

SO WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON?
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7inch september listings

September 5, 2008

hello,
I remember someone saying that the start of the academic year
was the best time for new resolutions, and we are springing into
the autumn with high hopes and blank canvases (or is that blank
expressions?). And plenty of gigs as usual.

7INCH NEWS
A couple of weeks ago we went up to Nairn for the delightful
Ballerina Ballroom Cinema of Dreams; a writeup can be found on
the 7inch site. On returning we vacated our attic office and shunted
everything into a new office at the Custard Factory; please note the
new address at the end of this mail, and the blood blister on the
end of my finger caused by incompetent shelf construction. Now
we are limbering up for Flatpack III, which hits Birmingham in
mid-March 2009. But before then…

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7inch July listings

July 2, 2008

Hello again.

Thanks to all who came along for our birthday do
on Saturday, a fitting occasion. We particularly
enjoyed the frenzied dancing to pop videos at the
end. A few photos can be found here:
> http://www.7inch.org.uk/news/2008/07/birthday-pics/
But we mustn’t dwell in the past, there’s another
7inch event tomorrow…

Thursday 3 July, 7pm-1am
The Rainbow Warehouse, Adderley St in Digbeth
FLUMMOXED
An evening of music, film and action as part of
Vivid’s Flux-Fest season. Includes silent raving,
the first ever performance of a composition based
on the number 11 bus route, limited edition flipbooks,
a selection of work by Oliver Laric and a
three-turntable improvisation by audio-collagist
Ergo Phizmiz using assorted vinyl and no headphones.
Nicholas Bullen will be filling a white box with
Fluxus scores, performances, props and ephemera,
and Film Ficciones & Micronormous climax with the
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7inch june listings

May 30, 2008

Heyup,

Here’s another headlong canter through various
Birmingham-related events, many of them nothing to do with
us. Firstly, one that is:

Saturday 28 June, 7pm-2am at the Rainbow in Digbeth
7 INCH CINEMA FIFTH BIRTHDAY BLOWOUT
No, we don’t believe it’s been five years either. To
celebrate, a return to the birthplace of 7inch for a night
of maudlin nostalgia and a-v revelry. Includes:
JUNEAU PROJECTS
MIKE IN MONO
JAYGO BLOOM’S GREENSCREEN BOUDOIR
MICHAEL VALENTINE WEST
GRANDMASTER GARETH (dj set)
FILMFICCIONES YOUTUBE ODYSSEY
PRIME OBJECTIVE + DJ DOM
Plus lots of shorts, installations, birthday cake,
barbeque…
£5 on the door.
> http://www.7inch.org.uk/events

Scroll down for further 7inch activities in July. And look
out for the Destroyers gig at Town Hall on 12 June.

SO WHAT ELSE IS ON?

Sat 31 May, 1-9pm under Hockley Flyover near Handsworth
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7inch May listings

May 8, 2008

hello,

It’s that busy time of year, so our listings are extra patchy
this month – but we hope you find some things here of interest.
Firstly, 7inch-related news…

Next 7inch event::
Sunday 18 May, 7pm
at the Hare and Hounds, Kings Heath B14 7JZ
7INCH no.32 :: folk special
featuring TRAVELLING FOR A LIVING

Our last Kings Heath event for a while includes a lovely
film from 1965 about Hull’s Waterson family; singing,
talking and drinking lots of tea. The director Derrick
Knight will be our guest, recounting his experiences making
the film and some other early adventures in documentary.
(Including an important role in pulling together a
10-camera record of the 1958 CND march on Aldermaston.)
Plus assorted folky clips, musical interludes and shorts.
£4 on the door.

We’ve also done a little interview with Derrick Knight.

Peering further into the future…
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New 7inch site

April 16, 2008

Phew. After many hours of wading through our archives and solving lots of niggly little problems, we have a new website. And the fact that I keep going back through it to ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’ is a good sign I think. If you go visit you’ll notice that there’s a news page which looks suspiciously blog-like, and that’s how we hope to use it. This will continue to be a dumping-ground for our listings emails for now, but if you want to be kept fully informed of 7inch goings-on then 7inch.org is the place to go…