“Alchemy puts Hawick on the map as Scotland’s Film Town” 
⁠— Southern Reporter, June 2018

Film Town is a community filmmaking initiative encompassing workshops, partnerships and an open access media lab in Hawick town centre.

Launched in summer 2019, Film Town aims to work to the benefit of Hawick and its unique communities by widening accessibility and inclusion for audiences, participants and partners, and challenging social, physical and communication barriers. Film Town events aim to create positive and supportive working environments, while contributing to Hawick’s economic regeneration through an investment in its cultural identity.

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Bog Myrtle and Flamethrowers
Using local plants and plant-based chemistry, artist Karel Doing worked with staff and volunteers from Burnfoot Community Futures and the Borders-based Moving Image Makers Collective to create a new exhibition: Bog Myrtle and Flamethrowers.

Exhibition opens Friday 27 September, more information is available here.

Film Town is a project committed to meaningful, reciprocal and enjoyable participation. All Film Town practitioners have appropriate training and experience to deliver such participatory projects. 
Alchemy asks for a few details from Film Town participants attending workshops, in order for us to provide the best service possible for the duration of each project and so that we can share contributions in the manner agreed.
All details provided to us are properly secured in line with our Privacy Policy, which abides by current GDPR practice. It’s important to us that withdrawing consent is as easy as giving it. More information about consent and participation agreements is available here