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Reel to Real: New Town Utopia

May 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

New Town Utopia | 2017 | 1 hr 20 | Christopher Ian Smith | Britain

For the final part of our Art in Public programme, our Reel to Real Cinema presents a documentary about utopian dreams and concrete realities; the challenging, funny, and sometimes tragic story of the British new town of Basildon, Essex.
A journey of memory, place and performance guided by the artists, musicians and poets of Basildon. Facing austerity, adversity and personal battles they are individuals driven by their creative spirit to improve their community through art, poetry, music… and some rather angry puppets.

Pre-film supper available in the Stove cafe, serving from 6pm. £5 per person.

Film starts at 7pm.

Presented as part of our Art in Public programme
What is the role of art in public space? Across Scotland, artists are increasingly working with a public focus: making works for public spaces, and working collaboratively with communities.



May 24, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Stove Network
100 High Street
Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway DG1 2BJ United Kingdom
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01387 252435


Katie Anderson