Once Upon a Time in Hawick is a major new project by Alchemy Film & Arts exploring the identities, industries and stories of Hawick.
Taking place throughout 2020, the project interrogates the relationship between storytelling, image-making and place to weave threads between the town’s many pasts and potential futures.
From mill-sponsored documentaries to Hawick-made newsreels, from cinematic re-enactments of the Battle of Hornshole to new films inspired by the town’s contemporary landscapes, Once Upon a Time in Hawick builds a case for Hawick as Scotland’s film town.
Featuring a packed calendar of monthly screenings, new filmmaking opportunities, discussion groups and research events, a digital skills development programme, film exhibitions and artist residencies, the project investigates Hawick’s herstories, radical ecologies and lesser told tales.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Please note that further events, opportunities and details regarding our digital skills programme and several artist residencies will be announced as and when they are confirmed.
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January – December 2020
Reviving the Hawick Pictorial to produce a new cinematic record of the town in 2020.
21 February 2020
Hawick Film Group’s 1964 epic, re-telling of the 1514 Battle of Hornshole.
June – December 2020
A digital skills development programme with masterclasses and media workshops.
19 June 2020
A cinematic record of Hawick as it was 40 years ago.
Talks, walks, discussions: gender and politics in Hawick’s landscapes and industries.
Artist in residence Jessie Growden explores Hawick’s Peter Scott Knitwear factory.
18 September 2020
A cinematic record of Hawick as it was at the start of this century.
Exhibition celebrating the pasts, presents and futures of Hawick on film.