Close

ONCE UPON A TIME IN HAWICK

Once Upon a Time in Hawick is a major 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 screenings, new filmmaking opportunities, discussion groups and research events, 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. 

To keep up to date with these announcements please sign up to our monthly newsletter here.

WOOL TO WEARER

31 January 2020
Silent promotional film for Peter Scott Knitwear, 1913, with an introduction to the project by Michael Pattison

I'VE ONLY BEEN HERE HALF MY LIFE

January – August 2020
Artist in residence Jessie Growden explores Hawick’s Peter Scott Knitwear factory

SCREENTIME

January – December 2020
A digital skills development programme with masterclasses and media workshops

SONS OF HEROES

21 February 2020
Hawick Film Group’s 1964 epic, re-telling of the 1514 Battle of Hornshole

HAWICK ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY LECTURES

September – November 2020
Digital lectures produced with Hawick Archaeological Society

THOMAS JENKINS (1797 - 1859)

November 2020 – May 2021
Artist in residence Natasha Ruwona researches Britain’s first Black schoolteacher, raised in Hawick