August 2021 'Touching'

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

James Wilkinson - Out Of Touch

Dan Crew - NoSecret - In Wonder

Emily Doyle - Pollen

Luke Frangeskou - Plant

Matt Waruszynski - How To Be Successful

Ryan Boylett - Pascal The Llama

Krunk - Touch

Phoebe Rutter - Get Off Your Phone

Josh Leach - Tom Aspaul - W.M.

Ross Butter - Boris Eats A Pot Noodle


Troy Browne

Black is a Beautiful Struggle

Stories in Place Mitchell's The Bowl

James Brown - Super Bad Parts 1, 2 & 3


(Films that should have been shown... Oops. We'll play them next time.)

Enya Szalay - BOB

Jake Wesley-Worrall - DO NOT TOUCH


Interval animations by:

Borislava Marangozova, Carla Horton, Louis Hudson, Craig Bush, Gazmotion, Jardine Sage, Luke Cowdell, Ministry Of Motion, Pete Richards, Reda El Mraki, Troy Browne


Photos by Jack Spicer Adams