BCA member Phil Wells is now volunteering with Norfolk Archaeological Trust at Burgh Castle Roman Fort. He took this photograph of Sue Tyler’s roundel in our installation at Waveney Valley Sculpture Trail.
We are seeking applications from film makers to work with us from November 2019 – May 2020. Burgh Castle Almanac is a fabulous project in a beautiful place with amazing people – so if you are interested we’d love to hear from you. Deadline for applications Monday 2nd September 2019.
ALMANAC is an archaeology, creativity and wellbeing programme based at Burgh
Castle Roman Fort and Time and Tide Museum. Once a month a group of local
people walk around the Roman Fort making a photographic record of the changing
seasons. Sometimes we are joined by archaeologists, artists, musicians and
environmentalists to explore the landscape in different ways. A fortnight later
we gather at Time and Tide Museum to make art reflecting our experiences. The
project began in May 2018 and continues until May 2020.
The Restoration Trust engages people with mental health problems
with heritage, art and culture so that their mental health improves. We call it
Culture Therapy. restorationtrust.org.uk
Norfolk Archaeological Trust works with local communities to save Norfolk’s
irreplaceable historic sites and to share them with everyone. www.norfarchtrust.org.uk
Access Community Trust in Lowestoft promotes
social inclusion for the community benefit by preventing people from becoming
socially excluded, relieving the needs of those who are socially excluded and
assisting them to integrate into society. www.accessct.org
Burgh Castle Almanac
is part of Water, Mills & Marshes, a £4.5 million programme supported by
the National Lottery Heritage Fund that focusses on the people, communities and
heritage of the Broads National Park.
Make a short film (around 15 mins) reflecting on and
encapsulating the Burgh Castle Almanac experience, including using the
project’s archive of artworks and photography
Attend up to 6 sessions to capture the activities
taking place and speak with group members about their experiences
Work in consultation with project members to create
the final film.
Experience of working collaboratively
A commitment to community engagement
To provide own filming and editing equipment
Valid public liability insurance of at least £5 million
To comply with risk assessment and monitoring
procedures for the project
timetable is available on our website, www.burghcastlealmanac.org. Sessions are generally on
Tuesday mornings, from 10.30am – 1.30pm.
A picnic lunch is included. The Film Maker will work directly with the Burgh
Castle Almanac project manager, Laura Drysdale, Director of the Restoration
The film will be shown at Time and Tide Museum as part of the project’s
final Almanac, exhibition and celebrations in May 2020, with a view to wider
distribution to community venues and online.
This commission will be dependent on a successful application to Arts
will be based on tenders submitted in this commissioning process.
Please supply a response to this brief outlining:
your approach and the methods you will use (up to 500 words)
Costs: Your fee to
make the film. Any additional costs attached to your proposal for materials or
Experience: details of
up to five other projects relevant to the current one in terms of scope, size
and context; and curriculum vitae(s) of relevant staff to be employed in
performing this contract.
Referees: details of
will be assessed by the project management team including:
Laura Drysdale, The Restoration Trust
Caroline Davison, NAT Co-Director
Andrew Farrell, Broads Authority
Ian Brownlie, BCA Creative Facilitator
Burgh Castle Almanac members
Deadline for applications: Monday 2nd September
Interviews: Tuesday 10th September 2019 at Burgh Castle (venue to
Contract award: Friday 13th September 2019
information and to submit your response to this brief please contact:
Drysdale, The Restoration Trust firstname.lastname@example.org
Come and see our installation in the beautiful rambling Waveney Valley Sculpture Trail. On Tuesday 6th August we will be running a public workshop on making art based on the historic landscape at Burgh Castle Roman Fort – email email@example.com if you’d like to come along.
On 7th May our regular Tuesday meeting travelled to the site of this year’s Waveney Valley Sculpture Trail at Raveningham, where we will be showing an installation that is also a den, and maybe a teepee, or a bender, or a tent, or a dome. Drawings by Robert Fairclough and photos by Tod Sullivan and Louise Fowden.
These beautiful images were created by members of the project with Ian Brownlie, and then Ian designed the posters for us. Thank you Ian! The unsung hero in preparing this and many other exhibitions for us is Jon Cheswick of Eco Colour Print. Natasha Hutcheson, co-Director of Norfolk Archaeological Trust, who arranged for our coin to be identified and the inscription translated to make the show’s title. Colin Stott and his colleague Philip Miles at Time and Tide Museum helped with getting the exhibition on display, and with labelling, loan forms, equipment and framing.