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Recycled Silent Movie

Recycled Silent Movie is a brand new short silent movie exploring responses of older residents, in Winchester and Corby, to original archive footage from their local area.

Writer and Co-Director Richard Hurford, Pianist and Composer Jonathan Best, Film Artists SDNA Ltd.

Recycled Silent Movie is part of Hat Fair’s Celebrating Age project – a two year programme of arts activity for, with and about older people.

Hat Fair's Celebrating Age features three distinct projects:

  • Four Score Years and Ten (Tour): A play inspired by the lives of Winchester’s 90-year-olds, specially commissioned to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday year.
  • Living Portraits: 16 short films celebrating the lives of older residents in Winchester and Corby.
  • Recycled Silent Movie: Recycled footage from local archives and stories from participants will be combined to make into a 20 minute film.

All three Celebrating Age projects explore the realities of life as an older person in the UK and celebrate positive images of older people through theatre and film.

Special thanks to the Guildhall, Winchester for hosting the premiere of the Recycled Silent Movie and to the team at The Core, Corby for hosting multiple screenings of the silent film.

We would also like to thank everyone who collaborated in the creation of the silent film including SDNA Ltd, Richard Hurford, Jonathan Best, Hampshire Records Office, Wessex Sound and Film Archive, Corby Borough Council Collection, Winnall Rock School, members of Core Actions, Concept and Young People of Corby, Winchester Live At Home Scheme, St John’s Winchester, Chesil Lodge Winchester, Shaw Healthcare, The Core, Corby and special thanks to Made In Corby for their support.

The Celebrating Age project is funded by the Arts Council England and Baring Foundation Celebrating Age grant.

Thanks also to Winchester City Council who contributed to the project.

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