This Months Creative Networks sees the screening of the 50 minute documentary Last Shop Standing, a collaboration between award winning film company Blue Hippo Media Ltd and Proper Music Publishing Ltd, with the Director Pip Piper, plus Q & A time.
Last Shop Standing, inspired by the book of the same name by Graham Jones, takes you behind the counter to discover why nearly 2000 record shops have already disappeared across the UK. The film charts the rapid rise of record shops in the 60, 70 and 80’s, the influence of the chart, the underhand deals, the demise of vinyl and rise of the CD as well as new technologies. Hear from over 20 record shop owners and music industry leaders as well as musicians including Paul Weller, Johnny Marr, Norman Cook, Billy Bragg, Nerina Pallot, Richard Hawley and Clint Boon as they all tell us how the shops became and still are a part of their own musical education, a place to discover and cherish new bands, new music and why they might just have a brighter future. www.lastshopstanding.com
“5***** Brilliant” – Q Magazine
Birmingham based Pip Piper has spent the last 15 years making films, in 2006 he set up BHM with Rob Taylor to develop larger commercial film projects, since its formation the company has become internationally recognised, winning awards for both documentary and feature film. Pip’s passion is to discover and tell compelling stories, develop and work with great talent and to create films that communicate with impact to audiences far and wide. He is also the CEO of the “Producers Forum” a member’s led film and media based organisation. www.bluehippomedia.com
Creative Networks brings together all parties involved in screen and sound media in the West Midlands, promoting both successful business development and collaboration.
BIRMINGHAM CITY UNIVERSITY, MILLENNIUM POINT, CURZON STREET, BIRMINGHAM B4 7XG
What else is on?
THE MUSIC NETWORK 4PM UNTIL 5.30PM WWW.BIRMINGHAMMUSICNETWORK.COM
AND BIRMINGHAM SCREEN IMAGE NETWORK 4PM UNTIL 5.30PM WWW.BSIN.CO.UK