FRIDAY 18TH NOVEMBER // 7PM
THE READING ROOM, MANORBIER
The ‘Sea Empress’ Project is delighted to host an evening of short artfilm screenings and performance.
Gilly Booth, an international artist film maker originally from Manorbier, Pembrokeshire, will be screening her film Continuum, made in 1996 in response to the Sea Empress oil spill, along with associative works, including her film Bomb, Margarite Duras‘s film L’Homme Atlantique. Writer and theorist Stephen Barber, whose books have been proclaimed as ‘brilliant, profound and provocative’ by the Times newspaper, will be reading and extract from his book European Memory Zones: Conciousness, Conflict, Continental Drift. Ceri Matthews & Julie Murphy will perform Bethal, a Welsh protest song and the evening will be rounded up with a performance by vinyl DJ artist, Jacob Whittaker.
Drinks sponsored by Brecon Gin and Peter Spanton Drinks
ALL WELCOME. FREE OF CHARGE.
Please RSVP by emailing : firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 22nd October // 5.30pm
The Manorbier Reading Room
The ‘Sea Empress’ Project is delighted to host a collaboration between local wildlife expert Mick Brown and sound artist Rob St John.
Rob and Mick will be recording Pembrokeshire soundscapes; birds, sea mammals and lighthouses amongst others and re-presenting them in an informative way to an audience this coming Saturday.
Open your ears and learn more about Pembrokeshire, it’s wildlife and its industries during this informal, illuminating and experiential event.
The event is FREE, please RSVP by emailing:email@example.com
SEA EMPRESS is a publication produced in association with the ‘Sea Empress’ Project hosted by the Reading Room in Manorbier, Pembrokeshire. This edition is third of a series including Tide, Deep Time, Animism and Memory.
1000 printed copies have been distributed across Pembrokeshire and will be help by National Library of Wales archives. A digital copy can be seen here
SEA EMPRESS is a publication produced in association with the ‘Sea Empress’ Project hosted by the Reading Room in Manorbier, Pembrokeshire.
This is edition 2 of a series including Tide, Deep Time, Animism and Memory.
Hard copies available at Oriel Myrddin in Camarthen and in arts venues and cafe’s across Pembrokeshire. Click here to view a digital copy SEA EMPRESS – Deep Time
Pembrokeshire residents have the chance to work alongside a top conservation photographer visiting the county as part of a project remembering the Sea Empress oil spill.
Garth Lenz is making the trip from his native Canada to take part in a community project based at Manorbier’s Reading Room – a former village hall recently reinvigorated as a cultural space for the county.
The renowned photographer, a senior fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers, is best known for his project The True Cost of Oil which examines the impact of the oil industry on the natural world.
“The Sea Empress oil spill anniversary provides a cautionary tale of the risk of these enterprises,” says Lenz. “Just as the comparison of the Pembrokeshire coast and Pembroke oil refinery provide a visual contrast of the consequences of tying the local economy to heavy industry versus one based on the beauty of the natural environment.”
Garth Lenz will give his talk at 7pm, 15th October at Manorbier Reading Room and his photography workshop, at West Angle Bay, is the next day, Sunday 16th October. Both events are free. Workshop places are limited and booking is essential at: firstname.lastname@example.org
His talk and the workshop are part of a program of free events taking place at the Reading Room in Manorbier throughout October and November.