Wide Open Late

Friday 22nd September 6:30pm, Paignton Library, Find Out More
Price: Free entry

18:30 – 22:00

Wide Open kicks off with a late opening at Paignton Library with live music screenings, talks, and a chance to meet some of the artists who will be showing their work over the coming month. Sound Communities will host live sets through the evening, with a blend of young talent, singer-songwriters and instrumentalists.

Inspired by Paignton Picture House, there’ll be examples of early and pre- cinema innovations to explore and get involved with if you wish! Wide Open artists will share work in progress including film, music and performance. We’ll also be gathering stories and reflections from audiences to inform the work the artists are making, inspired by Paignton itself. Join us for a relaxed evening with live music.


What’s on

Live music and DJ sets hosted by Sound Communities with café/bar open all evening. Live violin by Emma Welton.


Shadow Play with the Moving Portraits artistic team (Rob Mennear, Suzie West and Sarah Farrow-Jones)


Talks and performances with Paignton poet Robert Garnham, in conversation with choreographer Richard Chappell, Josephine Brown Director of Paignton Picture House, Kelly Bryant on her work Screen Future Memoir, and Steve Sowden and Emma Welton who will share a working extract of their performance Paignton Lights.


Screening room with film excerpts from Wide Open artists including Kelly Bryant and Steve Sowden, among others.


Talks and demonstrations on Magic Lanterns with Richard Crangle from Magic Lantern Society, artist Sara Hurley shares visual stories with crankies and Japanese kamishibai, and zoetropes (pre-film animation devices) with Monica Shanta.


Still Life Studio: a chance to take some time out, chat and draw with Artizan Collective.


Musical play and experiments with Moor to Sea Music Collective.


Paignton Picture House Objects with Kelly Bryant and Josephine Brown:  a chance to see plans for the Picture House and historic objects up-close.


Story Gathering with Sound Communities: Contribute your stories and experiences for Moving Portraits and Screen Future Memoir.