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Film inspired by the East of England begins national tour at the Institute of Contemporary Art

  • Date: 3 September 2013
  • Area: South East
A scene from the film featuring the Helter Skelter

Helter Skelter, On Landguard Point - A film about home. Credit: Produced by Pacitti Company

A national tour of On Landguard Point, a film inspired by the histories and culture of the East of England, was launched at the Institute of Contemporary Art, 23 August 2013.

Created as part of the Artists taking the lead, the film exists at an intersection between live performance, community and cinema - where local people and places become the stars of the show.

The work by Pacitti Company, an Arts Council England National portfolio organisation, is a non-narrative film that is built through poetry, patchwork, maps and slips of story. These ideas have then been woven together to create something that represents what home means to people in the East of England.

The film includes hundreds of people from across the East of England and features work by internationally acclaimed artists such as Michael Nyman, Kira O'Reilly, Julia Bardsley, Rajni Shah, Dominic Johnson, Harminder Judge, Dicky Eton, Sheila Ghelani, Carla Esperanza Tommasini, Helen Hunter, Giovanna Maria Casetta and many more.

Artists taking the lead was a series of 12 public art commissions across the UK to celebrate the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. The project was delivered by Arts Council England in partnership with the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Creative Scotland and the Arts Council of Wales.

The Institute of Contemporary Art supports radical art and culture, making it an ideal venue for the launch of the film's national tour. Through a vibrant programme of exhibitions, films, events, talks and debates, the ICA challenges perceived notions and stimulates debate, experimentation, creativity and exchange with visitors.

Details of further screenings across the country will be made available through Pacitti Company's Facebook page:

For more about the project, please visit: