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 : email@example.com
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:firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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: email@example.com
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.
SEA EMPRESS is a publication produced in association with the Sea Empress project by artist Abigail Sidebotham and hosted by the Reading Room in Manorbier, Pembrokeshire.
This is edition one of a series including Tide, Deep Time, Animism and Memory.
You can read the first issue here
You are warmly invited to an exhibition of book works made by children at Manorbier School during workshops led by artist Abigail Sidebotham
Private View: Thursday 14th July / 10.30am – 11.30am
Open: Friday 15th and 16th July / 10am – 4pm
The Reading Room, Manorbier, Pembrokeshire, SA70 7SY
Alongside her residency at the Reading Room in Manorbier Abigail Sidebotham has delivered a five week education project with Manorbier Primary School exploring the Pembrokeshire coastline and the impact of the Sea Empress Disaster on the natural environment.
The children visited the ‘Fieldwork’ exhibition by artist Dail Behennah at Oriel Myrddin Gallery in Carmarthen and looked at how the artist used walking and collecting natural objects in her work. Then they worked with Abigail Sidebotham to explore their local environment through drawing and mark making and the interaction of oil and water through marbling to create their own books.
This project was supported by Oriel Myrddin Gallery with thanks to Manorbier Primary School. The ‘Sea Empress’ Project is supported by Heritage Lottery Fund and Beatrice Plunkett.