MONDAY 6 MARCH
11.30am – 10.00pm
An 8-mile walk to the historic Hermitage Castle, led by the filmmaker Andrew Kötting, with Claudia Barton and Anonymous Bosch.
A performative perambulation which reunites the ghosts of king harold and his hand fast wife Edith Swan Neck. They will lead a raggle-taggle procession of artists and miscreants towards the hermitage castle and the spectral vision that is mary queen of scots. A trajectory in celebration of myth-making, ghosts and unreliable memory. May the magnetic force-fields be upon them.
Followed by the Scottish premiere screening of Edith Walks at Hermitage Hall
For important information about the Film Walk, see below.
Andrew Kötting / 01:01:00 / 2016 / United Kingdom / Scottish Premiere
60 minute 66 second feature film inspired by a walk from Waltham Abbey in Essex via Battle Abbey to St Leonards-on-Sea in East Sussex. The film documents a pilgrimage in memory of Edith Swan Neck.
The 108 mile journey, as the crow flies, allows the audience to reflect upon all things Edith. A conversation in Northampton between Alan Moore, Iain Sinclair and Edith Swan Neck is also a key element to the telling “story”.
Filmmaker, writer and artist trained at College of Art and Design in Ravensbourne and at Slade School of Fine Arts in London. After several award-winning experimental short films, Andrew’s first feature film, “Gallivant” (1996) was a road movie about his three-month journey along the coast of Britain, with his mother Gladys and his daughter Eden who suffers from the very rare Joubert’s syndrome. Alongside performance, short films and installation works, his subsequent feature films have all been released in the UK: “This Filthy Earth” (2001), “Ivul” (2009) and “This Our Still Life” (2011).
FILM WALK – IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The walk begins at the start of a public access road on the way to Hermitage Castle, on the A7.
Your ticket includes a bus to the start of the walk, dinner at the Hermitage Hall before the screening of Edith Walks and a return bus to Hawick after the screening. Participants are also encouraged to bring cameras to film their experience of the walk. There will also be the opportunity to film at Hermitage Castle, and a performance at the site by Andrew Kotting and Claudia Barton.
Travel is provided to the start of the walk and from Hermitage Castle after the screening. Please assemble at the Common Haugh Car park at 11.30am for the bus to the start of the walk. The return bus will depart from the Hermitage Hall at 09.30pm.
– The weather is likely to be changeable, therefore participants must come prepared with appropriate footwear and clothing for an 8 mile walk.
– Participants are advised that there is little to no network coverage along the walk route. Telephones will be available at residencies along the walk, in case of emergency.
– Participants are responsible for their own packed lunch and water.
– There will be the opportunity to film at Hermitage Castle for one hour only.
– Dinner at Hermitage Hall will offer a vegetarian option.
Participants of the Film Walk must book their tickets online in advance using the link below – no tickets will be issued on the day of the walk and no-one will be admitted who has not booked a ticket.
Buy Tickets Here
EDITH WALKS screening, 8.00pm, Hermitage Hall
There are a limited number of tickets to attend the screening of Edith Walks only, but these tickets do not include transport to Hermitage Hall. Tickets for the screening only can be booked here.
If you have any questions about this event, please contact us here.
Hermitage Hall address:
Hermitage Hall, Hermitage Water, Hawick, Scottish Borders, TD9 0LX