The Pasture and The Plough

On Sunday 11th December, The Assembly House Trust, working in partnership with Cinema City Education, proudly presented The Pasture and The Plough, an evening of live music and archive film.

The event featured a selection of archive films of rural Norfolk and Suffolk from the East Anglian Film Archive, brought to life by an original live musical soundtrack from composer Alex Carson and members of Wooden Arms.

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Our Daily Bread (1938)– Made on location near Hemsby, Norfolk just before the war. Engineer and amateur film enthusiast Alex Bax filmed his family in scenes of the harvest, threshing and milling as his summer ‘production’ of ‘Our Daily Bread’.

A Celebration of Midsummer (1966)– Produced for the BBC, this film features pastoral scenes of village life, from midsummer bonfires to wheat stooked in the fields and cows grazing.
The Story of a Norfolk Farm (1930s)- The day to day life on a busy Norfolk farm in the 1930s is shown in this instructional film, detailing all the processes that keep the farm running throughout the year.

The Herncrake Witch (1913)– An excerpt from a silent supernatural short film by Heron Films. Sir Blondel visits a local school with his son, insisting that Jackeydawra, granddaughter of the ‘Herncrake Woman’, should be allowed to attend, much to the dismay of the girls in the classroom. Running to the woods, Jackeydawra encounters her grandmother, a witch, sparking a fantastical chain of events…

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The event was proudly supported by The Assembly House Trust, in partnership with Cinema City Education.

The evening was a great success with an enthusiastic audience treated to a rousing performance from Alex Carson and Wooden Arms, giving a new perspective on the heritage of the county.

By | December 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Archive Film and Live Music at The Assembly House

The Assembly House Trust is teaming up with Cinema City Education to present a selection of archive films of rural Norfolk and Suffolk from the East Anglian Film Archive, brought to life by an original live musical soundtrack.

The Pasture & Plough with Alex Carson (Wooden Arms)

Alex Carson is a composer, musician and member of Wooden Arms, a contemporary quintet who draw from Alternative, Classical, and Trip-Hop music. Working closely with the material provided from the archive, Alex has weaved a score that reflects the beauty and atmosphere of the films. Exploring themes of nostalgia and tradition, as well as the transitory nature of life, mixed in with a little rural folklore. He will be performing live with members of Wooden Arms.

http://www.woodenarms.co.uk/

The evening will feature a programme of films from EAFA, made available through the British Film Institute’s Britain on Filmproject:

Our Daily Bread (1938)– Made on location near Hemsby, Norfolk just before the war. Engineer and amateur film enthusiast Alex Bax filmed his family in scenes of the harvest, threshing and milling as his summer ‘production’ of ‘Our Daily Bread’.

A Celebration of Midsummer (1966)– Produced for the BBC, this film features pastoral scenes of village life, from midsummer bonfires to wheat stooked in the fields and cows grazing.

The Story of a Norfolk Farm (1930s)– The day to day life on a busy Norfolk farm in the 1930s is shown in this instructional film, detailing all the processes that keep the farm running throughout the year.

The Herncrake Witch (1913)– An excerpt from a silent supernatural short film by Heron Films. Sir Blondel visits a local school with his son, insisting that Jackeydawra, granddaughter of the ‘Herncrake Woman’, should be allowed to attend, much to the dismay of the girls in the classroom. Running to the woods, Jackeydawra encounters her grandmother, a witch, sparking a fantastical chain of events…

http://www.eafa.org.uk/

http://www.bfi.org.uk/britain-on-film

Supported by The Assembly House Trust

www.assemblyhousetrust.org.uk

The Assembly House, Theatre Street, Norwich, NR2 1RQ

By | November 5th, 2016|Event|0 Comments

Wildlife Exhibition

A new exhibition from The Assembly House

Friday 7th October to Saturday 31st December

 

The Assembly House is celebrating the beauty of Wildlife with an exhibition of the best printmakers from Norfolk and further afield.

 

This vibrant exhibition will capture the wonder of the winter months, with a range of original prints and linocuts.

 

The show features work by popular UK artists Kittie Jones, Niki Bowers, Robert Greenhalf and Andrew Haslen.

By | September 29th, 2016|Event, Exhibition|0 Comments

Welcome to the new Assembly House Trust Website

We’re really excited to welcome you to the new website for The Assembly House Trust.

This website will act as a home for the varied work of The Trust, from supporting local community organisations to commissioning new artworks and events to benefit the fine city of Norwich.

Head over to our About section to discover more information regarding the charity and its work.

By | September 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment