Headwaters \\ Scalarama Merseyside

A journey across the Wirral peninsula, Headwaters, curated by Michael Pierce and Monika Rodriguez of Scalarama Merseyside, invites you to explore our connections with water through hidden rivers, oral histories and film archives. Taking place both online and in physical open-air spaces, Headwaters will use local heritage and archive footage as a starting point for discussion; examining the environmental impact of film, activism around water and imagined hydropunk futures. Headwaters will demonstrate how community cinemas and water are used for healing and recovery, and why both need to be respected and protected. 

The Headwaters programme:

Wed 16 June | Show and Flow, online via Zoom | Reserve your place

Wed 23 June | Turbulent Flow, online via Zoom | Reserve your place

Fri 2 July | Headwaters: Natural Flow ft. Song of the Sea, Bidston Observatory, Birkenhead | Tickets on sale soon

Sun 11 July | Future Flow, Bloom Building, Birkenhead | Reserve your place

These screening and discussion events will be accompanied by a series of journal posts in which Michael and Monika share their process and discoveries over the 7 weeks of the festival. 

The Headwaters events which take place online and at Bloom Building are free but capacity is limited. The screening as part of our Observatory Cinema weekend is family-friendly.

Zoom is vide conferencing software that can be downloaded as an app or used online to meet over the internet. If you need any assistance on accessing zoom then please contact Sarah at access@andfestival.org.uk.

Headwaters is curated by Scalarama Merseyside and produced by Abandon Normal Devices. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England, Wirral Council and Film Hub North, proud to be part of the BFI Film Audience Network.

Image: Visual description: Aerial shot of Birkenhead Park’s Serpentine lake and with Roman Boathouse. Credit: Photo by Ryan Warburton on Unsplash

Event info:

  • Wed 16th Jun — Sun 11th Jul 2021
  • Online + Bloom Building, Birkenhead
  • FREE

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