St Matthew’s Presents...

Don't miss St Matthew's Presents, a week long series of cultural screenings and exhibitions as part of the SMHAFF!

St Matthew’s Presents...

About St Matthew’s Presents...

Working in partnership with the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival 2017 and generously supported by Paisley 2021 'St Matthew's Presents' is a Nouveau arts experience designed to increase cultural capacity, develop new audiences and expand the use of St Matthew's current facilities.

We hope that this presentation of high quality arts programmes will develop creative direction for those connected and associated with St Matthew's, as well as allow increased access to local residents and positively contribute to the overall vision of Paisley 2021.

October 19th: Silent Night Competition
6pm - 7pm / £2.50 / Family Friendly
As part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival (SMHAFF) 2017, St Matthew’s is looking for established and amateur film-makers to ‘Reclaim’ the art of Silent Film.

We are looking for creative interpretations of what a Silent Film is in the 21st Century, in any genre. We are offering film makers the opportunity to have live accompaniment improvised by Donald Mackenzie, House Organist to the Odeon Cinema, Leicester Square, as well as the opportunity to be screened as part of St Matthew’s Presents ‘Silent Night’ in Paisley. All entries will be curated and selected by an independent specialist panel. The winner of the Silent Night Competition will receive a cash prize of £250 and 2 runner ups will receive a prize of £100.

A silent film is a film with no synchronised recorded sound, no spoken dialogue, and is generally accompanied by live music. The silent film era lasted from 1895 to 1936, and it is believed around 70% of Silent Films have been lost since this time.

Film entries will be:
No longer than 5 minutes
Produced in Scotland
Contain no dialogue.

Deadlines:
All Enties must be received by 28 September 2017
The Screening will be the 19th October, St Matthews Church, Paisley, PA1 1XL
Please note this is for submission of films only, to attend the event please see St Matthew's Presents... Silent Night


October 19th: Silent Night 'The General'
6pm - 9pm / £2 / Family Friendly
Certificate U
Join us for a screening of silent shorts from local filmmakers and artists in the atmospheric surroundings of Europe’s most significant art nouveau church. Followed by ‘The General’ starring Buster Keaton; a feature length classic with live accompaniment by Odeon, Leicester Square’s house organist Donald MacKenzie, on the original Norman & Beard organ.


October 20th: Dykebar & Me
7pm - 9pm / Free / Family Friendly
Created by members of the long-term recovery group at Dykebar Hospital, this poignant film features personal challenges, triumphs and hopes for the future, and includes a post-show discussion with the filmmakers.


October 21st: Beauty and the Beast
11am - 2pm / £1 / Family Friendly
Certificate PG
It tells the story of an artist's daughter who is taken prisoner by a cursed Prince who is forced to take the form of a beast until he finds someone to truly love him. Emma Watson and Dan Stevens play the titular characters in this live-action retelling of the 1991 Disney animation. Family friendly showing with a chance to meet a real-life Belle. Dress up encouraged!

October 22nd: Hacksaw Ridge
7pm - 9.30pm / £1 / Adults
Certificate 15
World War II American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honour without firing a shot. Based on a true story, with Mel Gibson directing. Facilities available for those under 15.

October 23rd - 27th: Nouveau Life
11am - 3pm / Free / Family Friendly
An exhibition of the artistry and heritage of St Matthew’s created by those who know the building best. An artist in residence has worked with all the groups who use the St Matthew’s building and has created a site specific permanent exhibition reflecting the users and the Art Nouveau architecture by WD McLennan, and stained glass window by Robert Anning Bell.

October 27th: luv esther
7.30pm - 10pm / £5/4 / Family Friendly
‘luv esther' is a dynamic and powerful musical based on the Biblical story of Esther. It tells the story of Esther, a young refugee who makes a huge difference in her nation and carries a challenge about each of us being ‘called for such a time as this’. Directed by Murray Watts (The Miracle Maker) with set design by Sean Cavanagh (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Dreamboats and Petticoats, and The Rat Pack) with musical supervision by Matt Smith (We Will Rock You, Footloose, Beautiful and School of Rock).

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