Patti Smith, From Scotland With Love and Pauper’s Dough by King Creosote

Professor Virginia Heath was honoured to recently discover that the legendary Patti Smith, who has always been a profound inspiration, chose ‘Pauper’s Dough’ by King Creosote from “the transcendent Documentary, From Scotland with Love”, as a song she would like to cover.  Patti received a thousand song suggestions from her Blog readers and two particularly struck her.   Patti writes in […]

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CCRI Seminar Series – ‘Funding Film, Media and Arts research’ with Professors Virginia Heath and Esther Johnson

Banner for CCRI Seminar - Professor Virginia Heath, still from Cigar Box Blues, ADMRC logo, still from DUST & METAL, Professor Esther Johnson

Please join us on Wednesday 16 June for our next CCRI-wide seminar as part of the Culture & Creativity Research Institute Seminar Series, where we will be hearing from Professors Virginia Heath and Esther Johnson on their experience of funding for research projects in Film, Media and Arts. Funding Film, Media and Arts research Art, Design and Media Research Centre […]

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Virginia Heath’s ‘Mae West – Boxer In A Corset’ at the 31st Inside Out film festival

Copyright Faction North 2021. Dannie Harris as Mae West.

Copyright Faction North 2021. Dannie Harris as Mae West.   Variety Exclusive: Inside Out Reveals Finance Forum Projects and Exec Participants. Professor Virginia Heath’s hybrid documentary Mae West – Boxer In A Corset announced as one of the selected projects. May 18th, 2021: Inside Out, Canada’s largest 2SLGBTQ+ film festival and single largest promoter and distributor of 2SLGBTQ+ content in Canada, has […]

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Virginia Heath’s ‘From Scotland With Love’ featured at OnFife Spring Festival

Virginia Heath’s ‘From Scotland With Love’ had a special online screening at the OnFife Spring Festival on Sunday 21st March. Heath’s ‘From Scotland With Love’, made entirely from Scottish archive footage, also fittingly features the Fife-based musician, King Creoscote. A short introduction to the screening about the film and filmmaking in Fife was later followed by an exclusive Q&A with […]

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Professor of Design and Design history part of BBC 4 documentary

Paul Atkinson, professor of design and design history spoke to BBC Radio Sheffield [listen again from 2:18] about his part in tonight’s BBC 4 documentary about a group of makers and players of cigar box guitars. The half-hour film, Cigar Box Blues – The Makers of a Revolution, directed by Virginia Heath, Professor of Film, and written by Paul Atkinson, Professor of Design and Design […]

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Cigar Box Blues – The Makers of a Revolution by Paul Atkinson & Virgina Heath to screen on BBC4

On Friday 18 December, the BBC are broadcasting a documentary by two Sheffield Hallam Professors from the Art & Design Research Centre. The half-hour film, Cigar Box Blues – The Makers of a Revolution, directed by Virginia Heath, Professor of Film, and written by Paul Atkinson, Professor of Design and Design History, portrays the passionate makers and players of cigar box guitars. Many […]

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‘From Scotland With Love’ screening online with director Virginia Heath Q&A – Saturday 12 September 2020

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In a special online event this Saturday hosted by the Macrobert Arts Centre at the University of Stirling, BAFTA-nominated film From Scotland With Love will screen with a live Zoom Q&A with the film’s award-winning director Professor Virginia Heath. From Scotland With Love online screening and Q&A with Virginia Heath Saturday 12 September 2020, 7PM Macrobert Arts Centre, University of Stirling (online […]

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Professor Virginia Heath‘s ‘Lift Share’ screening in the Inverness Film Festival Online

Virginia Heath's Lift Share banner with laurels

Professor Virginia Heath‘s award-winning short film Lift Share is screening in the Inverness Film Festival Online from Friday 26 June to Sunday 29 June 2020. Lift Share screens in a selection of best recent Scottish shorts from Scottish based film making talent. You can also watch video introductions by director Virginia Heath and actor Mark Rowley (Last Kingdom) alongside the film. Find […]

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‘Three Chords and the Truth’ screening at the Albuquerque Film and Music Festival – Friday 26 June 2020

Still from Three Chords and the Truth by Paul Atkinson and Virginia Heath and AMFX logo

Three Chords and the Truth will screen on Friday 26 June in Best of the Fest at the Albuquerque Film and Music Festival (AFMX), New Mexico. The AFMX brings together award-winning and up-and-coming filmmakers and musicians from around the world to showcase and celebrate film and music, and provide a platform for education, collaboration, discovery and the sharing of impactful stories. […]

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