This summer sees the release of 6 short films by Alistair Macdonald. Commissioned by WOVEN in Kirklees and produced by Creative Scene, Ripping Yarns explores the innovative businesses in Kirklees who are pioneering practices such as recycling unwanted clothes in order to generate electricity, using digital technology to push the boundaries of textile design and recycling denim to soundproof cars. The films will be screened in Mirfield, Batley and Dewsbury.
To coincide with Ripping Yarns, Woven in Film is a cornucopia of local historic films curated by Chris Squire. The collection comprises eleven short films from the 1990s to present day, include rare footage of workers leaving a Dewsbury mill at the beginning of the 20th century, a vivid portrait of post-war family life and the forgotten story of Schofield and Smith’s mill in Slaithwaite (and the artist who salvaged material from it after it burned down). See Woven in Film at temporary Contemporary in Queensgate Market from 10-15 June, 11-4pm – Free, just drop in.
Hear more about the making of Ripping Yarns and join Chris Squire from Impossible Arts as he talks to the Director of Ripping Yarns, Alistair Macdonald and special guests about making the films on Friday 14 June, 6-7.15pm at Temporary Contemporary, Queensgate Market..
To book, or find out more about the film screenings of Ripping Yarns and talk with Alistair Macdonald, click here.