Monday, 5 November 2012

Shepton Mallet Digital Arts Festival

Now in its fourth year, Shepton Mallet Digital Arts Festival runs over four days from Wednesday to Saturday, November 7 to 10.
It will be showcasing new film, photography and performance with daytime exhibitions and an evening entertainment programme.

The event is held at a Kilver Court, owned by Roger Saul, the founder of Mulberry.


The festival connects those already working in digital arts (including TV, film, design, music and performance), with the next generation of talent.
It showcases screenings, informal lectures, art installations, workshops, photographic exhibitions, interactive live painting, music and comedy over the 4 days with an awards ceremony on the final evening, hosted by children's TV and Cool Stuff Collective presenter Sy Thomas.
The programme of entertainment and exhibitions includes: Adamski presents a Neo Waltz DJ set, photography from Dominic Greensmith drummer from the band Reef, Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Awards nominated comedian David Trent, stand-up comedy from Bristol born Casualty and Hollyoaks actor James Redmond, live art and music from Cate Ferris, poster art exhibition from Olympic artist Day Bowman, video installation from Mario Cavalli, animated theatre from Kid Carpet and Aardman Animation's Merlin Crossingham reveals Aardman's best bits.
Each year the festival holds a competition to give emerging talent the opportunity to interact with experts from the world of film and TV by presenting their work to be judged for a place in the final night awards ceremony.
Competition prizes this year include the opportunity to work on locations with Icon Films.
Running throughout Friday and Saturday DigiKids is a daytime programme of interactive fun workshops for kids including animation model making, make and star in your own film, pinhole photography with Justin Quinnell and a rock n roll musical for kids, from Kid Carpet and The Noisy Animals.
This lively and entertaining children's show blends theatre and comedy with animation and live music.
Tickets for each workshop or evening event are £5 (£2.50 for children) and includes free entry to exhibitions.
A four-day festival pass with access to all events & exhibitions only £20.
For a full programme of events and details of the competition see the website at

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