Recycled Silent Movie project

Take part in the Recycled Silent Movie project

We have a great opportunity for those over 60 to take part in Hat Fair’s upcoming Recycled Silent Movie.

Hat Fair is the UK’s longest running festival of Outdoor Arts and over the last two years we’ve been running a project to celebrate the stories of our local residents, specifically those over 60.

We’ve had a fantastic time working with Winchester older residents and so far we’ve made a touring theatre show and sixteen digital portraits.

For the final part we’re looking for 12 more residents to create a short silent film and treasure box, full of Winchester’s best stories!

The film will be made from recycled archive footage from the Hampshire Records Office, combined with footage of participants taken during the workshops, so if you fancy a bit of acting, there’ll definitely be a chance to do that!

The final film will be showcased on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 December 2018 in Winchester (venue to be revealed).

The Overture will be curated by local young musicians who will work with composer and film pianist Jonathan Best.

Hat Fair is working in partnership with The Core, Corby on this project, enabling older people from Winchester and Corby to swap stories and collaborate creatively.

To take part you will need to be available for four sessions:
– Monday 1 October 2-5pm
– Tuesday 9 October 2-4pm
– Monday 15 October 2-5pm
– Monday 29 October 2-5pm

You will have the chance to work with:
– Film Artist London Creative Studio SDNA
– Writer and Director Richard Hurford
– Composer Jonathan Best

You will also get a personal tour of Hampshire Records Office.

Register Your Interest
If you have any questions about the project or to sign up please contact Amy Pendry, Hat Fair Engagement Producer at or call 01962 844 600.

Subsidised or free transport to attend the workshops, filming and showcase is available.

The Celebrating Age Project is funded by the Arts Council England and Baring Foundation Celebrating Age grant.

Photo credit: Joe Low