The Colony Screening and Live Score by From Scratch of Birmingham Jazz
The Drum and Birmingham Jazz in partnership with Flat Pack Film Festival presents The Colony Screening and Live Score by From Scratch of Birmingham Jazz
The Drum and Birmingham Jazz in partnership with Flat Pack Film Festival presents The Colony Screening and live score by Birmingham Jazz. Filmed at a variety of locations in Birmingham in 1963, this unique screening is performed by From Scratch.
This screening will set the film in a different light, with Birmingham-based jazz band From Scratch providing live accompaniment as frame and counter-point. The quartet has deep roots in the communities that are depicted in The Colony, including Mark Hamilton (Andy Hamilton’s son) on sax, Ralf Decambre on guitar and Ray “Pablo” Brown on bass. Their musical backgrounds include the kind of music that the people in the film would have been listening to in the 60s- Jazz, Calypso, Ska, Reggae, Soul and Gospel.
The unique screening takes place at The Drum and will create a relaxed Caribbean club atmosphere with food and drink in which to enjoy Philip Donnellan’s documentary The Colony, which gave voice to working-class migrants to the Midlands.
The film with intro and end music lasts an hour and a quarter and after a short break the band will play a half hour additional set.
Tue 24 Mar, 7pm
Tickets £7 (£5)
This event is a co-production for the Flatpack Film Festival by The Drum and Birmingham Jazz.
Flatpack is a festival which takes over venues across Birmingham every March. It draws people from far and wide with a mixture of films, performances, contraptions and surprises, and has been described as “magnificently eclectic” (Time Out), “joyously inventive” (the Guardian) and “the UK’s most creatively curated film festival” (the Independent).