Take a look through a West End Window
Posted by More Music on 05 June 2020
More Music usually holds That Spring Thing in April celebrating the changing of the season with a festival of environmentally focused workshops and performances. As this wasn’t possible this year, we’ve been visiting people who live very close to our building in the West End of Morecambe and offering them some gardening packs, put together with Pétalos Garden Design.
Lots of people are now growing sunflowers which will link up the gardens and yards on Parliament Street and beyond and are talking to us about ideas for new projects with More Music that would make a positive difference for them.
With support from Creative West End, we decided to reach out to performers and creators with a connection to the West End of Morecambe and challenge them to make new work on the theme ‘The Power of Small Things’.
This film brings all of these new creations and performances together – one part live music festival, one part music video, one part story telling – all introduced by That Spring Thing regular Gacko.
Some performers made their films at home, adding sound engineer and camera-person to their job list. Four artists joined us for some socially distant filming in the West End Gardens of Splendour, just behind More Music’s building, where That Spring Thing usually takes place. It was a heart-warming day with performers sharing their new works with a very lucky filming team.
Please enjoy this 45 minute film of 9 new works and performances commissioned by More Music and funded by Creative West End. We hope you’ll support the artists by following them on social media and buying some of their work.
Haiku Salut | Gardens of Splendour
Teri Birtwistle | Watch it Grow
Kriss Foster | Live, Laugh, Grow Onions
Elspeth Roberts | The Little Good Things
Bill Pook | maggie and milly and molly and may
Tagné Tebu | What Next?
Jack Williams | Cucina Povera (feat. Sam Johnson sax)
Emily Hennessey | The King’s Seeds: a traditional Chinese folktale
Gacko | Rainbows
Filmed by the artists Ashley Murphy and Jon Bird
Sound Engineer for West End recordings Rick Middleton
Illustration Molly Bland
Stills photography Robin Zahler
Pink shed provided by Shane Johnstone and Morecambe Artist Colony
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