Watery Adventures in Film with Jubilee Pool Stories
Two film screenings exploring themes related to lidos, swimming and watery adventures will be coming to the Acorn Theatre Penzance and CAST (Cornubian Arts & Science Trust) Helston in June. These programmes of short films bring together the work of artists and filmmakers from Cornwall and across the UK as part of Jubilee Pool Stories; an arts and heritage project celebrating and building a lasting cultural archive for Penzance’s much-loved lido, Jubilee Pool.
The screening at CAST at 7.30pmon Monday 17thJune will consist of artist’s moving image work from across the UK, including artists from the South West, in response to a callout for work related to ‘surface tensions and liquid properties’, complemented by work from the collection of LUX, the artists’ moving image agency.It will also include the premiere screening of new animations made by BA Animation students from Falmouth University as part of the Jubilee Pool Stories project. The new works animate oral histories about Jubilee Pool, collected from local people in Penzance by students on the Media Diploma at Penwith College. There will also be a Q&A by Benjamin Cook, director of LUX.
The screening at the Acorn Theatre at 7:30pm on Monday 24th June is part of Penzance’ Golowan Week celebrations and presents a mix of contemporary films, documentaries, new animations, 1920s archive films accompanied by live music and artists moving image work from the LUX.
For both screenings there is a suggested donation of £4.
“Putting the screenings together has been a really exciting process of connecting with other lidos, archives,arts organisations, and individual artists and filmmakers from across the UK” said Jubilee Pool Stories Co-DirectorJane Bailey. “We have been thrilled with the responses we’ve had and are really looking forward to sharing our programmes and our project with the wider community”.