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FILM WEEKEND AND NEW INSTALLATIONS LAUNCH
26th November 2021 - 28th November 2021
You are warmly invited to the launch of two film installations newly commissioned by Alchemy Film & Arts in Heart of Hawick and Heritage Hub.
Please join us on 26/27 November for Once Upon a Time in Hawick, a two-day event celebrating the industries, identities and stories of Hawick that includes the launch of Waterwheel, a permanent new installation by artist Andy Mackinnon reanimating the Victorian mill wheel beneath Heart of Hawick’s cafe bar, as well as I’ve Only Been Here Half My Life, a temporary exhibition (26 – 28 November) by Jessie Growden that connects the artist’s experiences of growing up in Hawick as a woman to the town’s industrial heritage within the international textiles trade.
Both installations are complemented by a screenings programme across Friday 26 and Saturday 27 November. Screenings include a presentation of footage from the Outer Hebrides Film Archive and Borders Community Film Archive; a screening of experimental shorts exploring water, memory and archive in Scotland; and a showing of Living Proof, a new feature-length film of the climate crisis through the lens of post-war Scotland consisting entirely of archive footage from the National Library of Scotland.
Friday 26 November 3.00pm – 5.00pm: Installation – Waterwheel (Heart of Hawick) / FREE
3.00pm – 5.00pm: Installation – I’ve Only Been Here Half My Life (Heritage Hub, TD9 0AE) / FREE
7.00pm – 8.30pm: 7.00pm – 9.00pm: Screening – Living Proof: A Climate Story (Heart of Hawick) / £ 5 – £10
Sunday 28 November 11.00am – 4.00pm: Installation – I’ve Only Been Here Half My Life (Heritage Hub) / FREE