Past Lives – Buxton on Film
A premiere of a new film featuring unique cine footage of Buxton’s past
With live music soundtrack.
At St John’s Church, Buxton
Saturday 5th March 7.15pm
Doors open 6.45pm
On Saturday 5th March there will be a one time showing of Buxton Past Lives – a new film made from vintage cine footage of Buxton and surrounding areas from the 1930s onwards. The film will be shown with a live music soundtrack, composed and performed by international musicians working with young players from the Peak District Big Band and strings from Sinfonia Viva.
Over the last few months Freefall Arts have been working in the region with Buxton Museum, meeting local filmmakers, families, historical societies, archives and others to seek out and digitise home movies of the region. This event on the 5th of March is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see this local footage from the 1930s to the 1970s that has never before been shown publicly.
This evocative portrait of people and places from the region includes footage of Buxton, Goyt Valley, Monsall Head, Fairfield, quarries, steam trains, carnivals, celebrations and much more.
In November and December 2015 we held an exhibition at Buxton Museum based on the project archives and artistic responses. We hosted workshops and activities in the space throughout the exhibition.
Our first event was a Reminiscence Vintage cafe at the United Reform Church Hall, on 14th July 2015 , the event was a great success and brought in some lovely footage and photographs. We also received an award from Buxton fringe:
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