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The world premiere of On Landguard Point arrives in the East of England

  • Date: 20 June 2012
  • Area: South East
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Helter skelter, On Landguard Point - A film about home.

The lights are shining on the East of England as the world premiere of On Landguard Point, a new film by Pacitti Company hits multiple screens across the region. 

On Landguard Point is the East of England’s Artists Taking the Lead commission, a major flagship programme at the heart of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, funded by Arts Council England.

A series of events across the East region, all captured on film have been drawn together to create this extraordinary and beautifully collated feature film. On Landguard Point, filmed entirely in the East of England, explores the ideas of ‘home’ and what ‘home’ means to us and has engaged thousands of people within the community. It is a celebration of the East, its history, its identity, and its people.

The film unfolds without any narrative and instead uses beautiful imagery, poetry, maps, symbols and original music by the fantastic Michael Nyman to take the audience on a unique and thought provoking journey. Inspired by the histories and culture of the East of England, On Landguard Point celebrates the history and identity of the people of the region.

The content of the film includes many elements and images captured on film during a series of community events which commenced in 2011.

Mark Richards, Senior Manager Corporate Planning, Arts Council England said 'This fantastic project has engaged with over a thousand local community members from brass bands, scout groups, majorettes and fishermen alongside local and international artists, each exploring what home means to them and what it means in the context of the East of England. This process of intense research over the last couple of years has resulted in public performances, feasts, mass archaeological digs, the compilation of a regional encyclopaedia and a recipe book. Many works by both the community and artists have been made for camera resulting in the amazing film On Landguard Point. This is a feature length poetic reflection on the past, present and future of the ever changing landscape of East Anglia and its residents.'

On Landguard Point has given unforgettable experiences to those people who had direct participation in this world class project, along with cultural and artistic training, new skills and enhanced community links. By focusing on the development of permanent on-going activity, the Pacitti Company, and On Landguard Point, will bolster the East’s cultural offer both to the Cultural Olympiad, and the country as a whole.

The trailer is now available to wet your appetite OnLandguardPoint/Teaser and full details of regional screenings and how to get tickets are available below;

21 June Ipswich Film Theatre, Suffolk
23 June Harwich Electric Palace, Essex
12 to 15 July BAFTA Tent, Latitude Festival, Southwold, Suffolk
12 July, Watford Palace Theatre
2 September Cinema City Norwich
9 September Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge