Black Huts Festival of Film, Music and Writing 2014

Join us for special eclectic events this October and November.

Now in its third year, Black Huts features hearty measures of film, writing and music.

Wed 29 October, 8pm

Barbaric Genius

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See this documentary based on the life of John Healy, who spent 15 violent, alcoholic years on the streets of London, until he went to prison and discovered chess. He won 10 major tournaments, wrote a masterpiece ‘The Grass Arena’, then disappeared. Barbaric Genius meets John about to make a comeback after nearly 20 years. Book now

Thu 30 October, 8pm

The Summer Walkers/The Road of the Tinkers, plus short films

Timothy Neat presents his photographs of 1960s Spain, and Scotland's travelling people.

Here We'm Be Together (Rob Curry and Tim Plester) is a field-recorded encounter with the more eccentric folk rituals of the Norfolk Broads, through the eyes of one homegrown fabulist.

Plus: Nicholas Johnson presents shorts by the Electric Palace's Rebecca E Marshall, filmed in West Devon.

Sun 2 November, 1pm

A Wave of Dreams

Wave of Dreams.jpgA spoken word performance by actor, Alex Walker, with live music by Tymon Dogg and Alex Thomas. We also screen Nichola Bruce's magical film interpretation of an extract from 'Dreams, Dreams, Dreams'. Peter Manson, translator of the poetry of Stephane Mallarme, also performs.



Sun 2 November, 4pm

Roy Fisher: Birmingham's What I Think With

Tom Pickard introduces the film of poet and jazz pianist Roy Fisher. Pivotal to the Glasgow renaissance, Tom Leonard also performs. His poetry is visual, sonic and vital. He is also a great reader.

Sun 2 November, 8pm

An evening with film director John Krish

john.krish.jpg * We are sorry, but John Krish will no longer be able to attend, due to ill health. We will still be screening the films, plus a half-hour filmed interview, and Nick Johnson will host the evening.*

John Krish introduces an evening of 1950s - 1970s film and television documentary, including Captured, a prisoner of war drama, a lost gem of British post-war filmmaking, and an episode of The Avengers.

Other events as part of Black Huts Festival 2014

West Hill ́s The Beacon also hosts three other sessions as part of the festival this year.

Visit the Etruscan Books website for further details and to book tickets for The Beacon events.

All tickets for Black Huts Festival events £8/£6concs.



Tickets are available in advance online from this website, or on the door.
Doors and the bar open at 7.15pm, screenings start at 8pm.

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