Freddie Jones to perform at Oxford Brookes in John Clare film screening event

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Toby Jones By Our Selves

This Friday 31 October, Oxford Brookes will host a film screening event titled ‘By Our Selves’ which will celebrate the work of arguably England’s most significant poet of the natural world, John Clare (1793-1864).

By Our Selves’ is a collaborative film, art and performance project led by director and artist Andrew Kötting.

Friday's event at Brookes will feature the first work-in-progress screening of the film along with live performances and readings from Andrew Kötting, Iain Sinclair, Macgillivray, Jem Finer, David Aylward and, as the event's very special guest , actor Freddie Jones who starred as John Clare in a 1970 BBC TV drama-documentary about the poet.

The film project is based on John Clare’s account of his escape from an asylum in Epping Forest in 1841 and Iain Sinclair’s reimagining of Clare’s journey set out in his book ‘Edge of the Orison.’

Sinclair features in the film, alongside the actors Toby Jones and his father Freddie Jones, graphic novelist and magician Alan Moore and poet and performer Macgillivray (Kirsten Norrie). Sound and music is provided by Jem Finer and David Aylward.

The film will be distributed as a full feature by Soda Pictures in 2015.

The screening is free to attend but you will need to book your place via the Brookes website. The event will begin at 6pm in the JHB Lecture Theatre on the Gipsy Lane Campus.

Information about other events and open lectures at Oxford Brookes can be found on the events pages on the website.