Silent Night at Birmingham Cathedral, Friday 6th November 2013 - Blog by Kathy Mills
A few of us (aka #TheCrowd) had a hilariously fun evening at the Silent Night movie in Birmingham Cathedral presented by Film Bug and Flatpack Festival, with wonderful live piano music by John Sweeney.
Thomas and I arrived in Needless Alley 2, chattering about a certain lost-and-found incident involving my portfolio, an hour before the movie was due to start. I was more than happy to head to Urban Coffee Company in Church Street where we all had delicious hot chocolates and listened to a live harp performance as part of their monthly Live Music Friday.
We’re looking forward to the exhibition at the Library of Birmingham in January (more details to come - ed).
With the hot chocolate cup sadly drained dry, the Crowd headed to the Birmingham Cathedral.
A few anecdotes on Silent Night from #TheCrowd:
”Silent Night felt like a trip back in time to the days of old, with silent films and funny comedy. To say it was truly silent would be a lie, as there was amazing live piano music being played by John Sweeney, who was playing constantly even while he watched the film and not the piano! Awesome and amazing skill, especially when producing music of that calibre and speed. The films themselves were like a pie to the face, hilarious and leaving a good taste in the mouth.”
"I completely enjoyed the films, got completely absorbed in them, so much so that in my usual over-engrossed fashion, I accidentally kicked Tim (ouch -ed!) in the back and probably disrupted the fellow sitting next to me with my quick impression drawings.
- I loved the whole atmosphere.
- Had a nice conversation with Ian Frances and pinched a mulled wine pastry from Thomas. Would happily go again, and again!
We had a funtastic time.”
Thanks to Kathy Mills for putting this together and for all her photos too (the last one with the assistance of 10 second delay and a bin).