A full house for the screening of Past Lives Nottingham

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It was satisfying to be able to share the finished Past Lives Nottingham film with such a full audience

 

 

 

 

After several very long days getting the final picture edits and scoring right, we arrive at Lakeside Arts for the get-in and final rehearsal…

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Trevor our sound engineer was remarkably fresh for a man just that day returned from a US tour with King Crimson…

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A moment to attempt to assemble the score in the right order…

Time to see if it all actually plays as we expect it to…

 

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Deidre (Cello) and Kelly (Violin) meet the score for the first time.

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Composer / performers Cameron & Eleanor splitting the piano part into four hands on sight… no mean feat.

Audience in,  lights out, and the screening begins

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The credits rolled to the rousing sound of a march  – MEN OF TRENT  – by Eric Coates written specifically for the Nottingham Police Band in the mid 1950s and specially recorded by them for this showing under their musical director Gary Glover… a great finale…    

After much justified applause, there was a curtain call for our composers Katie Powdrill, Matt Arwhen-Langham, Cameron Wedgewoth and Eleanor Beestin; and then a very special guest…

Mike Riley spotted a picture of himself as a little boy in one of the film images that was published at the beginning of the project; he contacted Lakeside and has since done some great interviews about it on T.V. and in the papers. Mike is a mine of information about Nottingham and and particularly about the Railways – a joy to chat with. He agreed to come along and say hello.

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Mike takes the stage

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left to right Debbie Cooper, Mike Riley, Composer Matt Arwhen-Langham, Chris Ellis (seated) ; Composers Eleanor Beestin and Cameron Wedgeworth.

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