View Past Lives through the lens

A DOCUMENTARY which gives an extraordinary insight into ordinary peoples’ lives is to be screened as part of the New Mills Festival 2012.

Past Lives is based on a collection of home movies from the MACE film archive, all set to a live music score.

Ambient duo Cipher, comprising of Derbyshire-based bassist and sound designer Dave Sturt and saxophonist and flautist Theo Travis, have collaborated with visual artist Anthony Hatton to produce a thought-provoking and engaging visual and live musical experience using previously unseen archive footage from the Media Archive for Central England, including local images of the Midlands from the 1930s to the 1970s and with specially composed music.

Past Lives will be screened at New Mills Town Hall on Saturday September 15.

Doors open at 7pm ahead of the start of the performance at 8pm. A bar will be open prior to the performance and during the half-hour interval.

Tickets, priced £7.50 (£6 concessions, £4.75 under-18s), are available from, and on the door.

Vintage dress is encouraged but not essential.