As May’s artist in residence at Sumburgh Lighthouse in Shetland, the film I made, Clavel, will be screened twice tomorrow, Wednesday 27th, in the education suite (which is probably the most beautiful education suite in the world). The first screening is at 2pm the other at 6pm (we’ll start a little bit after to let those coming from Lerwick get here).
After the screening I will be doing a short talk on the research I am doing for a biography of the Shetland Filmmaker Jenny Gilbertson.
During my month at the lighthouse I’ve been able to make great progress on the book and have been filming as I go along: first, Jenny’s daughters, Helen and Ann and then the Hillswick area of Northmavine in Shetland, where Jenny filmed her first films and where she met and lived with her husband, Johnny Gilbertson.
I am very grateful to Shetland Amenity Trust and their artist in residence programme at Sumburgh Head Lighthouse for supporting me with this work. The wild and wonderful winds that whirl round the lighthouse have truly stirred my spirit.