We had a fantastic time during our latest event Black Country Goes South. The evening was a joint effort hosted by RRB Photobooks and IC-Visual Lab with all proceedings going towards the community projects of Multistory and IC-Visual Lab. We experienced a truly exceptional turn out with our audience filling every corner of the South Bank.
During the evening we screened two films from Martin Parr. The first, Mark Goes to Mongolia led us to Inner Mongolia, through the journey of Mark Ewans pigeon auctioneer and breeder from Moxley we discovered this far away land and everything we need to know about its people and pigeons. The second film Teddy Grays gave us an insight to the magic place of Teddy Grays confectionary an almost two hundred years old family owned and run business where everything is done manually using the methods handed down by generations. It is a place where computers or calculators are not been used yet and where workers are not thinking of retiring. Both films were an absolute delight and if you missed our event you can access them through Multistory’s website: http://www.multistory.org.uk/film/ In between watching the films we been kept well with the delicious food from Mark’s Bakery, Bristol’s award winning artisan bakery. There were true culinary delights such as Groaty Dick and Fidget Pie.
The blind tasting of the wonderful pork pies ended by Mark winning the tight contest making Bristol proud.
If good stories and good food wasn’t enough yet then DJ James B made sure to put everybody in the best of mood and the night ended with a full dance-floor. We would like to thank all of you who came and made our evening unforgettable. Special thank you goes to Martin Parr, Emma Chetcuti and her team, Rudy Thoemmes at RRB Photobooks, the wonderful team of Mark’s bakery, DJ James B and our fantastic volunteers. Without you this wouldn’t have been such a success.