Could we touch? Couldn’t we? It was strange to be mingling freely in the flesh after so long. The atmosphere was great, and thanks to Nortons’ airy bar it felt safe.
It was encouraging to see so much incredible new animation, a lot of which was created just for the night. It was a proper Midlands-wide showing too. Animators came in from Nottingham, Stafford, Milton Keynes and Gloucester to show their work. The community really felt alive and they brought the talent out in spades (We have a community. That’s nice isn’t it?).
Having two lots of guests falling through was a reminder that we’re not through this pandemic yet. We’ll keep doing fun events as long as we can, but always balancing them out with safety. I might even wear a crash helmet next time.
August 2021's Playlist
(Films that should have been shown... Oops. We'll play them next time.)
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Photos by Jack Spicer Adams