The Creative Industries Festival 2021 and OBU Documentary Club: Do Not Bend: The Photographic Life of Bill Jay (2018; 95m) + Q&A with director Grant Scott.

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Who this event is for

  • Everyone




Bill Jay (1940-2009) was a photographer, writer, curator, magazine editor, lecturer, public speaker and mentor. He established the first exhibition space dedicated to photography in the UK with the Do Not Bend Gallery, London and was also the first Director of Photography at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London.

Director Grant Scott will join us to watch and discuss his documentary Do Not Bend, which is a warm and insightful tribute to Bill Jay’s life and legacy.

Grant Scott is the former art director of Elle and Tatler magazines and is a photographer, podcaster, writer and documentary filmmaker. He is currently the Subject Co-ordinator for BA Photography at Oxford Brookes University.

Oxford Brookes Documentary Club screens the finest international factual films for free to an engaged audience of students, staff and local residents. The club aims to provoke discussion and debate between Brookes and the wider community and to inspire the next generation of documentarists.