Following earlier news providing evidence of production by members during the Covid-19 pandemic, here’s an update. While some continue to work at home, others, as the lockdown eases, return to 115.
Not a new piece of work exactly, but one briefly revisited while working on something else. The main character is at the heart of a web of storylines in the world of professional football. Just a moment of playfulness and possibility that appealed amidst the worries and rigours of lockdown
Magician Fay Presto enlisted the help of filmmaker and 115 member Ben to livestream a performance for the Chicago Magic Lounge, as part of their Cocktail Hour (about 01:00 our time). Ben shot from the doorway of his kitchen across the shared balcony which connects the adjacent flats. Ben has also been making a wider documentary with Fay about the staging of the performance and how she’s adapted to life in lockdown
On Thursday 11 June at 19:15, Peccadillo Pictures presents a free online screening of Lisa’s first film, Do I Love You? made in 2002. The screening will be followed at 20:45 by a live Q and A with Lisa hosted by Josafeen Foxter from Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest. To view, link here. The film is available to watch for free for a limited time on Peccadillo’s Youtube channel
At the beginning of May, Naomi responded to a call for volunteers to help make up the shortfall of personal protective equipment (PPE) scrubs during the pandemic. She joined a sewing pool who make surgical gowns for frontline staff in the Royal Free Hospitals Covid-19 wards. Fashion and sewing experts, volunteers from the Royal Free Charity and staff from the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, supported by the Fashion School UK, came together to create the Hampstead Gown Factory, a workshop producing hundreds of PPE gowns each week. More recently, Graham joined in, though working on a different shift. Above is a small selection of sketches he made that show aspects of gown assembly. The combined effort of these volunteers has resulted in over 20,000 gowns having been made so far