Malmesbury Archive 2017

The films produced in 2017 for Malmesbury Carnival and other organisations can all be accessed from this page.

Note: Depending upon the computer / tablet you are viewing this on, you may have to click on the timeline underneath the picture to start the film at the beginning.

1).  The composite film, featuring edited version of films shot during 2016 / 2017 in and around Malmesbury or featuring people from Malmesbury, shown during the Carnival Evening in the Town Hall on Wednesday 23rd August 2017.

 

2).  “Peter Harris Remembered”.  Peter Harris was one of the most flamboyant characters in Malmesbury during the last decades of the 20th century and the first decade of the 21st.  In this film, Mary Hill, a long time friend of Peter’s and a fellow artist, remembers Peter and his work.

 

3).  “The Eclipse Balloon Flight”.  On Sunday 21st May 2017 the renowned explorer and adventurer Sir David Hempleman-Adams attempted to take off in a hot air balloon from the confines of the Cross Hayes car park in Malmesbury to commemorate the fateful flight of Malmesbury MP Walter Powell in 1881.  This short film captures the 2017 event and includes an interview with Sir David.

 

4).  In May 2017 over 1500 members of the Sealed Knot camped in Charlton Park and re-enacted a battle of the English Civil War.  On a bakingly hot Sunday, they took to the battlefield for the first of two encounters between forces representing the parliamentarians and the royalists.

 

5).  “From Screen to Screen”.  Malmesbury’s Cinema “Movies@Malmesbury” has been a great success. This film shows all that happens to enable a film to be shown, from trawling through listings of films in production for titles suited to our audience, right up to the actual screening of a live event.

 

6).  “Mary Hill remembers Robin Tanner”.  Malmesbury artist Mary Hill remembers the famous etcher and educationalist Robin Tanner.  This film incldues examples of Robin Tanner’s work and detail of his career.

 

7).  There are a number of art and craft groups that meet in Malmesbury on a regular basis.  The Felting Group meet once a fortnight on a Monday morning in the Town Hall.  The kindly allowed us to film their work as they prepared for a major exhibition of their work.

 

8).  The British Bobsleigh and Skeleton team are based at Bath University.  In this, the first of two films, Malmesbury’s David Cooke takes to slope to learn how to launch a skeleton sled on a dry slope.

 

9).  The British Bobsleigh and Skeleton team are based at Bath University.  In this, the second of two films, Malmesbury’s David Cooke takes to slope to learn how to launch a bobsleigh on a dry slope.

 

10).  Two Malmesbury artists, Sue Steel and Sian Stinchcombe, decorated 5 foot tall hares as part of the Costwold Hare trail in 2017.  The film features interviews with the two artists where they explain the inspiration for their designs and the challenges that they faced.

 

11).  The Malmesbury Pottery – Day 1.  Clive King, from the Malmesbury Pottery, demonstrates how to prepare the clay and then throw a coffee mug on the wheel.  As is usually the case, the expert makes it all look simple, but it isn’t!  There’s more to a hand thrown coffee mug than  meets the eye.

 

12).  The Malmesbury Pottery – Day 2.  Clive King, from the Malmesbury Pottery, demonstrates how to turn the coffee mug.  The clay has had to dry overnight until it is of a “leathery” feel.