Category Archives: Heritage

Whiteladies Picture House creative team filming the Curzon launch

Alan Mandel Butler and the creative team behind the campaign to save the Whiteladies Picture House are joining us at the cream tea to launch the Curzon Memories App today and will film the event and interview manager Gareth Negus … Continue reading

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Curzon Memories app @ #idocs2012

I gave a presentation on the Curzon Memories App at the i-docs 2012 conference on Friday which was hosted by the DCRC and held at the Watershed Media Centre, as part of the Layered Reality panel. The talk focused on … Continue reading

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Inside the pipe chamber of the Christie organ @ Curzon

Popped down to the Curzon today to test the final iteration of the Curzon Memories App only to find (having conicidentally posted about cinema organs only yesterday), that the Curzon’s Christie Cinema Theatre Organ was in the process of being installed, so I’ve just … Continue reading

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You stupid boy!: Ian Lavender is the voice of the Curzon’s Victor Cox

Ian Lavender is the voice of Victor Cox in the Curzon Memories App, which is due to be launched on App Store and Android Market soon.  Ian was in Bristol for the Slapstick festival, which included a restrospective on Dad’s … Continue reading

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Bordwell on Pandora’s digital box, the threat of digital conversion to the art house cinema

David Bordwell has been writing a series of blog posts about the threat of digital conversion to art house cinemas, what Screen Digest has coined the ‘digital shortfall’ – i.e. those screens that will be lost becuase they cannot afford … Continue reading

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New vid about the Curzon Memories App

Video documentation about the Curzon Memories App – video by Sy Taffel, starring Jon Dovey, Constance Fleuriot, Jess Linnington of the Digital Cultures Research Centre, UWE: Curzon Memories App Documentation from Charlotte Crofts on Vimeo.

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The Regal, Tenbury, HFL restoration and audio memories project

The Regal, Tenbury won a Heritage Lottery Grant to restore the cinema in 2010, after having been in touch with Education Officer, Cathy Poole at the Curzon to find out their restoration programme.  The Regal opened as a cinema on Thursday July … Continue reading

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IMTAL and IKB’s Billiard Table

Thoroughly enjoyed my sojourn into museums and theatre at IMTAL yesterday and especially Chris Cade’s al fresco rendition of Isambard Kingdom Brunel in ‘Brunel’s Billiard Table’, which hooked passersby into performative acts of spectatorship where we had to imagine changing … Continue reading

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Curzon Memories App at International Museum Theatre Alliance conference

Have been invited to present on the Curzon Memories App at the IMTAL (International Museum Theatre Alliance) mini-Conference at MShed Bristol this weekend, Sat 15 October, 2pm. I will be focussing on the use of dramatisation in the Curzon Memories … Continue reading

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Museum of London Apps

The Museum of London has a couple of apps which look interesting, one called Streetmuseum, available on iPhone and Android, which uses augmented reality, together with geo-mapping, to enable users to overlay old photographs onto real physical locations: And another called … Continue reading

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