The short films created by Longbarrow Press include performance footage, animation, film-poems and location-based documentaries. Most of these films are available on our Vimeo site and can also be viewed below. Click here to view the short films of Rob Hindle’s Flights and Traverses poems (in our walking-themed anthology The Footing).
Matthew Clegg and Andrew Hirst perform ‘Moving with Thought’ (from ‘Chinese Lanterns’ in West North East). Filmed at Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, 14 June 2014 (part of the Midsummer Poetry Festival). Camera by Emma Bolland. Sound and editing by Brian Lewis.
Angelina Ayers reads her poem ‘Aseptic Technique’ in the lift area on the third floor of the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield. Stills by Karl Hurst. Recorded, filmed and edited by Brian Lewis.
Matthew Clegg introduces and reads ‘Because I was Nobody’ (from his collection West North East) in Crossgates, East Leeds, 2 May 2014. Shot and edited by Brian Lewis.
Fay Musselwhite introduces and reads her poem ‘Impasse’ (from The Footing) near the banks of the River Rivelin, Sheffield, 1 March 2014 (part of the ‘Contra Flow’ poetry walk). Shot and edited by Brian Lewis.
From Matthew Clegg’s collection West North East. Shot and edited by Brian Lewis. Filmed on location at Flamborough Head, East Yorkshire, July 2013.
From the pamphlet and CD XIV PIECES. Audio recording by Peter Riley (incorporating music of !Kung Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert). Shot and edited by Brian Lewis.
The second poem in Matthew Clegg’s sequence Lost Between Stations. Filmed on location in Leeds, November 2010. Shot and edited by Brian Lewis.
Poem by Chris Jones. Images by Paul Evans (taken from ‘The Song of Meeting and Parting’, a new artwork by Evans commissioned by Sheffield’s Bloc Projects and displayed as a billboard during spring 2013). Recorded and edited by Brian Lewis.
Poem written and read by Kelvin Corcoran (from his 2010 Shearsman collection Hotel Shadow). Filmed (on location in Gloucestershire) and edited by Brian Lewis.
Poem by Chris Jones. Photographs by Karl Hurst. Screened as part of ‘Longbarrow Press: Scale’ (Bloc Projects, Sheffield, 24-27 October 2012). Part of the ‘Tissues and Organs’ series curated by Paul Evans. Sound recording and film edit by Brian Lewis.
Chris Jones and Matthew Clegg read the poems ‘Lost’ and ‘Night City’ in the subway of St Mary’s Gate, Sheffield, Saturday 30 March 2013. The reading was part of a poetry walk led by Clegg and Jones. Shot and edited by Brian Lewis.
Six new drawings and a new poem by Paul Evans and Alistair Noon (part of The Seven Wonders, an ongoing series of collaborations focusing on natural features of the Peak District). Sound recording and edit by Brian Lewis.
From the 2012 collaborative work closer to ground to hear by Mark Goodwin (poems and voice), Nikki Clayton (photographs) and Brian Lewis (installation and audio mixes). Filmed in the basement of Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, November 2012. Shot and edited by Brian Lewis.
Poems by Matthew Clegg. Photographs by Karl Hurst. Poems recorded in a sea cave at the North Landing of Flamborough Head, East Yorkshire, 19 September 2012. First screened as part of Longbarrow Press: Scale at Bloc Projects, Sheffield, October 2012. Recorded, sequenced and edited by Brian Lewis.
A walk and poetry workshop with Matthew Clegg and 16 participants in Sheffield, Saturday 23 June 2012 (part of the occursus summer programme). The walk began at 7 Garden Street and continued through Shalesmoor and Neepsend to Parkwood. Script and narration by Matthew Clegg. Filmed and edited by Brian Lewis.
One-off collaborative performance by poets James Caruth, Matthew Clegg, Andrew Hirst and Chris Jones and artists Paul Evans and Brian Lewis at Site Studio, Sheffield, 1 November 2008. Narration by Paul Evans. Original footage by Simon Heywood. Scripted, edited and directed by Brian Lewis.
Six watercolours by Paul Evans and six haiku by Chris Jones from the Cells series (2007-2010).
The sixth poem in Matthew Clegg’s sequence Lost Between Stations. Filmed on location in Leeds, August 2008. Shot and edited by Brian Lewis.
Tria Kalistos (Kelvin Corcoran, Maria Pavlidou, Howard Wright) give their debut public performance at the first Sheffield Poetry Festival, 2 April 2011. This is a fragment of a longer work (‘Alexiares in Exile’) from the forthcoming CD Yannis Told Us.
Andrew Hirst reads two poems from The Frome Primer (Longbarrow Press 2007-2008). Filmed near Grimsby docks (at dusk), October 2010. Shot and edited by Brian Lewis.
Performed at Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, May 2010. From the 2007 sequence Officer (Longbarrow Press). Filmed by Brian Lewis.
Matthew Clegg reads Ted Hughes’ ‘The Canal’s Drowning Black’ near the Sheffield canal basin, Sunday 23 September 2012. Clegg and an audience of approx 20 people followed the canal from Victoria Quays to Tinsley (the canal walk formed part of the Arrivals Zone programme for the Festival of the Mind). Filmed by Brian Lewis.
Andrew Hirst’s self-made film for his poem ‘Chappaquiddick, 1980’ (part of his 2012 collection Hello Dolly).