Burnham theatre turned into 'cinema screen' for art show
100 people turned out to watch the exterior wall of Burnham-On-Sea's
Princess Theatre transformed into a giant 'cinema screen' for
a unique outdoor film showing on Easter Sunday.
arts group Ignite Somerset has worked with artists, children and
young people to create digital art designed for large-scale projection,
which was shown during the first event of its kind in Burnham.
theatre was chosen as it's an iconic building within Burnham and
it's also a lovely canvas for us to project onto," organiser
Natalie Collings told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
were some specifically made projections for the Burnham area and
also a collection of images and different work created over the
project from other parts of the county. It was a celebration of
local and county-wide creativity. The projections themselves were
looped so there were more than one viewing."
projected from The Skills and Learning Centre, who have been very
helpful in letting us use the space in front of their building."
Richard Tomlinson is pictured above with artist Mary Thompson,
illustrator Lorna Siviter, Deb Richardson of The Engine Room and
Town Centre Manager Bev Milner Simonds before Sunday's event.
whose work was featured during the screening, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"I grew up in Burnham so this theatre is special to me. It
was therefore really great to see my work shown for the first
time on the side of the building - I chose a morse code theme
to present the towns of Somerset due to the historical link with
the Highbridge radio station."
event saw visitors given headphones to listen to the music accompanying
the visual art. Among the spectators was Princess Theatre Chairman
Peter Burridge-Clayton, above, and his family.
Town Centre Manager Bev Milner Simonds said: "It was very
exciting to welcome Somerset Film to Burnham to project onto The
Princess Theatre. This was something really different for the
town. The facade of the theatre is very large and to see it brought
to life with moving images created by local artists was brilliant."
event ran alongside the FolkFest fundraiser that also took place
at The Princess Theatre throughout Easter Sunday.
screening was overseen by Ignite Somerset, a project managed by
Somerset Film and funded by Arts Council England. The project
aims to provide opportunities for artists to explore the creative
potential of digital technology.