SAVAGE Showcase & Free Speech Print Edition Launch
Monday 5th December 2016, Waterstones Tottenham Court Road
As part of my role as Treasurer & Events Manager for SAVAGE Journal (2016-17), I hugely expanded the events programme, to supplement the magazine’s publication. Part of this was the introduction of biannual launch events to coincide with the print editions. The first event of this kind was held at Waterstones Tottenham Court Road. The event explored the theme of ‘Free Speech’ through various mediums from spoken word to original films, and garnered over 200 guests.
Photo by Net Botwood & poster design by me
Sophia Compton (Editor-in-Chief, SAVAGE Journal) in conversation with 21 year-old documentary filmmaker and free speech activist, Tarquin Ramsay. This follows the worldwide release of his film, Free Speech Fear Free, which he has been working on since the age of 16.
Free Speech: an original short film by SAVAGE Broadcast (Nick Mastrini).
The Oil Adventure: With the help of the UCL Expedition Grant, Flora Murphy, Mizu Nishikawa-Toomey and Lotte Ludekens cycled 480km around northwest Norway, speaking to those affected by the country’s reliance on fossil fuels.
Red: A film about an argument between two artists. Written and directed by Camille Beglin and Thomas Rebour.
Artworks by Zura Ibrahim Wafir (from her series ‘Archipelago In Anonymity’) and Richard Magee (collages exploring the nature of producing art freely).
Spoken word and poetry from Georgie Hurst, Sophie Nevrkla and Sabeera Dar.
Extracts from Out of Silence – International Debut: ‘Dear Harriet’, ‘Dumb’ and ‘No Time’.
Live music from Dat Brass and DJ Henry Browning.
Trailer and featured photo by Nick Mastrini