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Bristol’s Secret Landscape

Sat 13 November 2021 // 19:30 (SOLD OUT)

Tickets: £5 (full) / £4 (concession)

Composer and film-maker Simon Preston presents Bristol’s Secret Landscape, a visually and aurally transfixing wandering of the Severn coast presented as a non-narrative documentary film (55 minutes) produced specifically for this evening. This will be followed by a short intermission with a curated selection of short films from the South-West and beyond the shores of Britain and an informal Q&A. We invite those interested in the diverse beauty of the region to join us as Simon weaves together the geological and anthropological into a unique and meditative experience. Fans of experimental documentaries such as Godfrey Reggio’s Qatsi trilogy or Ron Fricke’s Samsara will revel in this cinematic perspective given to the Severn area in Bristol’s Secret Landscape.

About the film:
Bristol’s Secret Landscape is a sensory journey exploring some of the many incredible phenomena along the Severn tidal region. Filming from above reveals the extraordinary features formed by powerful tidal energies from the Severn Bore to Bridgewater Bay. Every day, the huge tidal range of the Severn estuary leaves fascinating sand patterns behind. This cinematic exploration offers a glimpse of some of the phenomena that you can’t see from the land. The videos are underscored with specially composed music, both electronic and acoustic, uniting the elements of light, nature, history, and people within this epic environment.